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‘Bike to Wherever’ this summer in South Bend with these cycling challenges

'Bike to Wherever' this summer in South Bend with these cycling challenges

Sir, could you pass the Grey Poupon — and an Allen wrench? Sure, welcome to bike valet parking at South Bend Cubs games and First…

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Sir, could you pass the Grey Poupon — and an Allen wrench?

Sure, welcome to bike valet parking at South Bend Cubs games and First Fridays.

For the first time since 2019, Michiana Bike to Work returns to South Bend with the same name, though I’d say it’s actually Bike to Wherever. Especially for us work-at-home types and beer/ice cream/church-goers. And it’s no longer just a week. Festivities and a commuter challenge start now and stretch through September.

“The idea is to keep streaming events out and keep people interested,” says Dustin New, head of the committee that’s organizing the events.

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At the events, you can pick up a bike-route map and ask experienced volunteers for tips on finding your safest route.

New says some events are still in the works, such as at least one night ride, mostly on local trails, perhaps in July but also during South Bend’s Best Week Ever in late September.New has worked in a local bike shop and still serves as director of the nonprofit South Bend Bike Garage. In January, he became the full-time active transportation planner at the Michiana Area Council of Governments , where he helps communities with adding bike lanes and routes in MACOG’s four-county area.• Valet parking at First Fridays: Free valet parking for bikes will be offered at each of the First Fridays events in South Bend through September. It starts off from 5 to […]

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