Local ChampionsAdvocates of cycling safety throughout Elkhart County.


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No matter your reason for cycling, this organization represents you. Our members consist of novice riders, families, amateurs, weekend warriors, commuters, and anyone else able to pedal. We stand for your safety and freedom on the bike in Elkhart County.

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Support

We are the cheerleaders of safe cycling throughout the county and encourage riders to get out routinely to enjoy a bike ride. We celebrate local trails and cycling events that showcase the pride of our community.

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Education

We work with local groups, organizations, and businesses to adopt safe cycling programs. The smarter riders are, the safer riders are, abd the more often they will ride. Watch for our educational programs happening throughout the year.

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Volunteering

Many of our members volunteer to support other cycling groups and events in our area. From route marking to SAG support, you will find us making cycling safe and fun for all riders of all ages.

Locally
We support over 500 cyclists throughout the county.


Bicycle SafetyGeneral Cycling Tips



Be sure it covers your forehead and fits properly. Helmets are for all ages – set a good example to others by wearing your bicycle helmet every time you ride.

Elkhart County, IndianaBicycle Infrastructure


Goshen

Trails
  • Mapleheart Trail
  • Pumpkinvine Nature Trail
  • Millrace Canal

Elkhart

City of Elkhart Bikeways

Trails
  • Elkhart River Greenway Trail
  • Elkhart Riverwalk Trail
  • Mapleheart Trail

Middlebury

Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Trails
  • Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Nappanee

Quaker Trace

The Quaker Trace is part of a 40 mile cycling loop being developed in Elkhart County connecting the cities of Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury and Bristol. Roughly half the current loop is made up of dedicated multi-use paths utilizing the Maplehart and Pumpkinvine Nature Trails.

Friends of the Quaker Trace Trail

 

Bike Elkhart Bicycle Lighting Safety Campaign

Help us provide light sets for lower income cyclists whose bicycle is their primary form of transportation. Make A Donation


Specific Strategies For Safe Cycling

How to NOT get hit by cars!How to fix a flat tire

Online Bike Safety Quiz

While this Online Quiz is put out by our friends at Ride Illinois and references Illinois state laws, it is still a wonderful resource for motorists and cyclist of all ages. The principles and practices outlined are valid no matter where we ride. Take Quiz


Safe Cycling for Children

Because there are so many great reasons to ride your bike: It offers fun, freedom and exercise, and it’s good for the environment, we want kids and families to ride their bikes as much as possible. Visit the Safe Kids Website for safe cycling information for children. Visit Website


Local Ordinances

City of Elkhart Code of Ordinances pertaining to bicycles, including Required Passing Distance (i.e. the “Three Foot Rule”) View Ordinaces

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Join The Cause

Membership and participation is simple. Join us today to be a part of this organization of cycling advocates. Your membership gains you access to the cycling related happenings in Elkhart County.