by John Marquardt
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NIMBA Board Changes

As 2015 comes to a close I have completed my fourth year as President of NIMBA.  I have decided that four years was the right amount of time for me to lead this growing and dynamic group.

When I became President of NIMBA I was ill prepared to lead the group; I had not met any of the land managers, did not know any shop owners and did not know many members.   I appreciate the patience our members have shown as I went through my on the job training.  We have accomplished a lot as a club over the last 4 years.   I feel it is important for groups like NIMBA to periodically have new leadership to keep the group moving forward and I believe that your board is as strong as it has ever been.

With my resignation as President, Matt Flournoy, the Vice President, assumes the role of President.  I have agreed to continue to serve NIMBA in one of the at large board positions.  Greg Furry is now the Vice President, Tim Koscher is now the Secretary, Jay Corban is the Treasurer and Jody Jernigan is the Race Director.   We still have open positions on the board that Matt will be working to fill.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to lead the group over the last 4 years and I am pleased that we have Matt leading NIMBA into the future.

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NIMBA -Hacienda give back night on Monday, December 7th!

NIMBA is having its annual Hacienda give back night on Monday, December 7th!

We will also be holding a meeting at 7 pm!

NIMBA will get 20% of the proceeds for all meals purchased and GIFT CARDS!  We are pretty certain everyone in your family wants a Hacienda gift card for Christmas! You MUST present the attached for NIMBA to get the give back.

Put it on your calendar now! If you come out and eat with us, we’ll provide FREE chips and salsa!


grab your coupon here (please print and bring with you)

Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
3903 Portage Ave
Suite H
South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 273-3843

Google map directions 

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CANCELED Potato Creek Trail Workday 11-21-15 9AM to 1PM

PC 11-21-15

 We will using a load of clay to address several sandy spots on the trail and will use anything left over to work on some berms.  Bring some gloves, we have the tools  and will provide lunch for the volunteers.

Meet at the Peppermint Hill Shelter parking lot at 9AM.  Bring your bike to ride afterwards.  If you do not have a pass for the park, let the gate attendant know that you are coming for a NIMBA Mountain Bike Trail workday.

by John Marquardt
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Bonneyville Mill Workday 10-31 update

With the running race on Saturday morning, parking will be tight.  The park will open the overflow parking at the Briar Patch shelter.  We will meet at the trailer, the  “T” in the picture, at 9AM.   If you come out later in the morning we will be working at two places. #1 in the picture is the re route and #2 is the turn armoring.


by John Marquardt
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TK Closes for the year on Sunday 11-1-15

Get you final rides in at TK for the year.   The last day to ride the trail is Saturday 10-31-15, the trail closes for the year on 11-1-15.November-1st-day-calendar

by John Marquardt
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NIMBA Holds Mountain Bike Clinics For Community Groups

In addition to hosting several the mountain bike clinics this fall, NIMBA has presented three clinics to a variety of  groups in the Michiana area.  A clinic was held in conjunction with a Boy Scout camping trip at TK Lawless, the South Bend Adventure Club hosted a kids mountain bike clinic and the Berrien County Parks Department hosted a clinic at Love Creek County Park.    NIMBA has two IMBA certified instructors and several other volunteers that help present these skills clinics to expose the community to the basic skills required to safely enjoy mountain biking.

by John Marquardt
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NIMBA Andrews University Article

NIMBA’s recent donation of 35 sign posts to the Trail At Andrews University was noted in the University’s Andrews Agenda .  The volunteers have already started to place the signposts  on the trail and we should see arrows on the signposts later this fall.

by John Marquardt
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NIMBA Donation

The Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association has donated 35 sign posts to improve the signage on the mountain bike trail at Andrews University.   Over the last several years a dedicated group of volunteers has worked hard to secure the University’s approval of the existing trail while at the same time maintaining and expanding the trail.  The trail utilizes some of the most challenging terrain in Michiana to create a 10 mile trail well suited for the intermediate and advanced riders in the area.    NIMBA believes that  providing the sign posts will help make the trail at Andrews University even more accessible to riders throughout the area that are unfamiliar with some of the unique features and sections of the trail.


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NIMBA October 2015 Update

NIMBA Meeting 10-12-15
We will be meeting at the Oaken Bucket in South Bend.  Come at 6PM to eat, meeting starts at 6:30PM.  We will have the race season awards to distribute and will be announcing our new race director.  If you want to have a voice this is the place to be. We would especially get some feedback from racers at this meeting. We will also talk about fall trail workday plans.

Culver Cyclocross 10-11-15 – Member Discount
The second annual Culver Cyclocross is offering a limited number $5 NIMBA member discounts for online registration on BikeReg.  They have a new course this year that will be fast and fun.  Signup at https://www.bikereg.com/culver-kiwanis-cyclocross0

Board Member Opening
We are still looking for a Board Member to focus on sponsorships and fundraising.  If you are current NIMBA member and would like more information regarding this opening please contact via email or our Facebook Page

Level 1 Mountain Bike Clinic
One of NIMBA’s ICP certified instructors will be presenting a Level 1 skills clinic at Love Creek County Park in Berrien Springs MI on Saturday 10-10-15 at 9:30 AM.  Love Creek County Park has a nice 4.25 mile Mountain Bike trail and provides a nice contrast to the more advanced trail at Andrews University in Berrien Springs.

Fall Trail Workdays
We will be having workdays at most of the trails this fall.  We currently have Bonneyville Mill scheduled for Saturday 10/31/15 and Potato Creek scheduled for Saturday 11-21-51.  Check out the NIMBA workday page  for the current schedule.

NIMBA Membership
Please join or renew your NIMBA membership. Your membership helps to directly support mountain biking in the Michiana area. To join or renew your membership click here

If you have any questions about NIMBA activities or suggestions for our group contact us.