What Riders Are Saying

“This event felt like a big family reunion!  The atmosphere was so inviting and welcoming to our family that is new to the world of biking.  People were waving to our kids and cheering us on – we feel proud to be part of the friendly South Bend community and the well-organized Bike the Bend event.”

 “The friendliness of the people – police officers, volunteers, and riders.  Everyone was happy, smiling and saying “Hello”!”

“Such a great way to connect with friends!  We met a couple who came from Chicago and who commented that this is one of the best fun rides in which they’ve participated.  What’s not to love?  A beautiful river, lovely neighborhoods, wonderful parks, super volunteers and considerate, friendly riders made for a perfect day.”

“The beauty of the entire event.  This was the best event in SB for years and it did not come from the people who are paid to do this type of thing.  It came from people with vision to see the best things about the community.”

“Every year it’s been a great experience.  Trailer to training wheels; tag along to hopefully two kids on their own non-training wheel bikes next year.”

“This was my first ride.  I got my bike two weeks ago.  EVERYONE was so friendly.  Thanks.”

 “After riding through the NEW Cove, we went to the 2 pm baseball game.  Also planning a visit to the Oliver mansion and museum exhibits which we have forgotten about!”

“Families were getting out to “Bike the Bend” and when you win over the families, you build memories for them which is what life is about!  Memories!

“We rode last year and enjoyed it so much that we mentioned it to friends.  This year we returned with 10 friends from mid-Michigan and southern Indiana, all aged 60 and over and all avid recreational bikers.  They raved about it, and hope to return next year with more of our biking friends.  By the way, we all completed the whole course including all side trips.”

 “How much fun we had riding for the first time with our 5 year old on a trail-a-long.  He peddled his little heart out for 18 miles and loved every minute of it.”

“Nine of us from 5 different cities came together for the ride.  Now that I think of it, I haven’t ridden bikes with my brother and sister in about 43 years!  I guess it was time.  And I hope we can do it again next year!”

“I have lived in Michiana for 30+ years, but until last year had never seen many of the parts of south Bend that the ride travels through.  This ride is a great advertisement for the South Bend/Mishawaka area and the places in those towns.”

 

 

 

 

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