Join other bicycle enthusiasts of all skill levels for an enjoyable experience of pedaling the beautiful lake and farmland region of southern Michigan and northern Indiana. You will be supporting the mission and service of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Terrain is rolling and flat. Fellowship and worship included.
The fee for the entire weekend is $125 per adult and $40 per each additional child (up to age 17). This includes cabin lodging, maps, SAG, T-shirt and meals Sat-Sun. (A commuter discount of $50 is available for those needing no lodging.) Friday dinner available for an additional $9. Guests may also be invited for the Saturday evening program and meal for $11 per person. Riders are encouraged to collect donations to help cover the fee and to raise additional money for MCC.
Lodging will be in the cozy cabins of Amigo Centre with bicycle storage in the pavilion. Lodging may be upgraded for the weekend to the Retreat Center. The additional fee is $150/room (shared if you choose) for the Retreat Center.
What to Bring
Bedding for bunk beds, towels, toiletries, clothing, bicycles, extra tubes, water bottles, helmets (mandatory) and the balance due, plus additional donations. Linens provided with Retreat Center upgrade only. Pillows and blankets, as well as sheets and towels, are not included at cabins. A linen package may be purchased for $10 per person.
Bike Michiana Project
This year’s Bike Michiana project helps Haitian farmers mitigate the effects of climate change through supporting reforestation and gardening programs through MCC partner Konbit Peyizan in the Artibonite region of Haiti. Your donations will assist local farmers with starter seeds and tree seedlings from the local nurseries, build soil conservation structures, participate in group trainings and receive one-on-one agricultural support and advice to establish productive agroforestry gardens.
Konbit Peyizan also engages farmers in group savings and income generating activities like weaving handicrafts out of palm, raising livestock, home gardens and microbusiness. Former Haiti Country Representative, Paul Shetler Fast will be joining our group to share more about this exciting program on Saturday evening. Thank you for supporting this valuable work in Haiti!
Friday, Sept. 16
3-8 pm Registration
3 pm Optional Ride
6-7 pm Optional dinner at Amigo ($9)
8 pm Riders Meeting/Popcorn & Cider
Saturday, Sept. 17 (50 mile ride)
8 am Breakfast at Amigo
9 am Ride
12:30 pm Lunch at Menno-Hof in Shipshewana, Indiana
6 pm Dinner at Amigo
7 pm MCC presentation
Sunday, Sept. 18 (20-50 mile ride)
7 am Breakfast at Amigo
7:30 am Worship at Amigo
8:30 am Ride
Noon Lunch in Mendon, Michigan
Afternoon Return to Amigo (Depart)
Donate directly to MCC to support the Haiti food project of Bike Michiana.