MCC Bike Michiana
September 14-16, 2018
Join other bicycle enthusiasts of all skill levels for an enjoyable experience of pedaling the beautiful lake and farmland region of southern Michigan and northern Indiana. You will be supporting the mission and service of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)*. Terrain is rolling and flat. Fellowship and worship included.
*Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.
Here is a link to the 2016 MCC Bike photo album created by David Bosch.
Schedule subject to change.
Friday, Sept. 14
3-8 pm Registration
3 pm Optional Ride
6-7 pm Optional dinner at Amigo ($9)
8 pm Riders Meeting/Popcorn & Cider
Saturday, Sept. 15 (50 mile ride)
8 am Breakfast at Amigo
9 am Ride
12:30 pm Lunch at Meno-Hof
6 pm Dinner at Amigo
7 pm MCC presentation and corporate
Sunday, Sept. 16 (20-50 mile ride)
7 am Breakfast at Amigo
7:30 am Worship at Amigo
8:30 am Ride
Noon Lunch in Mendon
Afternoon Return to Amigo (Depart)
Registration is now available online!
-Click the link above to go to our online registration form
-Create an account - use your email address as your username.
-If you are already in our system, you will simply need to ask for a password reset.
-If you have any trouble - please call Amigo Centre!
This is a new system and we are still working on getting everything set up properly. Thank you for your patience!
$125 per adult and $40 per child
Room Upgrades: Cottages ($20/person); Retreat Center ($150/room); Cozy Cabin (no extra charge)
2018 MCC Bike Michiana Project:
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has been in Nepal since the mid 1950’s. Prior to that time Nepal was considered a closed country. MCC workers have made significant contributions toward Nepal’s infrastructure, medical facilities, and educational institutes. Following the devastating earthquake in April 2015, MCC distributed emergency relief supplies (food, tarps, blankets) through its partners. Designated contributions to MCC toward the earthquake resulted in a large fund to be used toward longer-term reconstruction efforts.
MCC’s partnering organization, Brethren in Community Welfare Society (BICWS) works at providing education, peace training, and livelihood support to poor and marginalized communities in the far southeast of Nepal. BICWS’s work focuses primarily on the Bhatigachh area, where it implements projects that improve food security, livelihoods and income-generating opportunities for highly marginalized communities. MCC with Foods Resource Bank has partnered with BICWS since 2010 currently supporting food security and vocational training programs.
Claude Schrock toured the Bhatigachh program with Foods Resource Bank in January 2017. He will be sharing his observations of MCC’s work in Southeast Nepal.
For questions on the MCC Bike program contact:
Jim & Beckie Larimer email@example.com