LaSalle Trail segment (St. Joseph County, IN)

Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail

Bike the Bend Matching Grant

Bike the Bend is providing a $5,000 Matching Grant to encourage individuals and businesses to support this vital segment in the 34 mile multi-use area trail known as the Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail.  St. Joseph County is currently fund raising approximately $200,000 as its portion of the final phase of the LaSalle Trail construction.  To make your tax deductible contribution, click here.  Bike the Bend will match dollar for dollar all contributions up to a total of $5,000.  Does your employer offer a matching contribution plan?  If so, please get us the completed forms so that Bike the Bend can match this contribution as well.

  • Formerly part of an interurban rail line that opened in 1903, the LaSalle Trail begins at Roseland Town Park and will run north for 3.5 miles to the Indiana-Michigan state line.
  • The paved trail will provide easy access to residential communities, hotels, restaurants and businesses along the west side of State Road 933 for pedestrians, joggers and bicyclists as well as connect to other recreational trails in Michigan and South Bend, IN.
  • The 3/4 mile section between Roseland Town Park and Cleveland Road is completed and in use.
  • The 1/2 mile section between Cleveland Road and Darden Road has been fully funded and will be constructed in 2015.
  • The Bike the Bend Matching Grant will apply to the 2 and 1/4 mile section between Darden Road and the Indiana-Michigan state line.  Once federal and local fund raising is complete, construction for this section will be scheduled.
Please Help us finish the trail!

Read the Press Release announcing the matching grant.

Read our comments to MACOG regarding funding of  the LaSalle Trail.

More information on the Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail project


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