other area rides

Pay Rides are organized rides that usually charge an entry fee. Amishland and Lakes is a "pay" ride. There is a list of all local and significant regional pay rides on the links tab.

Outpost hosts a ride on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. from May to September. Most rides start at Northpoint/Mary Frank, but 5 or 6 times during the season ride starts are at different locations. The ride is very well attended. Riders are split into 4 groups (Madone, AAA, AA and A). These groups are sometimes split into waves when a single group would be too large, Outpost requires that you sign a waiver and collects contact information (e-mail). They use e-mail to inform riders about upcoming rides and ride cancellations in the event of bad weather. During the long days of mid-summer the longer routes will be up to 40 miles.

Elkhart Bicycle Shop hosts a weekly ride from the store at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. The ride usually splits into two groups based on speed.

ProForm hosts a ride from the shop on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. from April to October. They offer two groups: an Elite Group that will ride 40 - 50 mile routes with a pace of 20+ mph and a B Group that will ride 25 - 40 mile routes with the pace dependent on the route and the riders. The B group offers coaching on group ride etiquette and race technique development.

Spin Zone hosts a ride on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. from early spring until late fall. The ride is very well attended and Spin Zone does a good job of splitting the riders into compatible groups. Each group has a leader and the slower groups ride under a no drop policy. All of the ride routes head north into Michigan. During the long days of mid-summer the longer routes will be up to 40 miles.