MCC Bike Michiana
September 15-17, 2017
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.
Friday, Sept. 15
3-8 pm Registration
3 pm Optional Ride
6-7 pm Optional dinner at Amigo ($9)
8 pm Riders Meeting/Popcorn & Cider
Saturday, Sept. 16 (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. 17 (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: West Shore ($20/person); Retreat Center ($150/room); Cozy Cabin (no extra charge)
2017 MCC Bike Michiana Project:
Vietnam: MCC Cow Bank Helps Victims of Agent Orange
Forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, Vietnamese people are still experiencing the direct and genetic effects of Agent Orange, a toxic herbicide the U.S. military used during the war.
Between 2015 and 2017, MCC and its partner Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA), are giving one cow each to 60 families who have a family member affected by Agent Orange. Once the cow has a calf, the cow’s owner gives the calf to another family living with the effects of Agent Orange as payment of the original loan. After that, the owner can decide to sell the cow for a profit, use the cow as collateral to take out a loan, breed it again and sell the offspring or start a small herd of cattle. This project is designed to increase the family’s financial reserves, so they can pay for medical care, housing and education.
Le Thi Xeran Thri, 39, will use the cow she received from VAVA to provide for her 15-year-old son who is a victim of Agent Orange. Her son’s father fought in the south against the Viet Cong, and was exposed to Agent Orange. When his child was born with deformities, he abandoned the family. The cow she received is especially important to her now that she is the sole supporter of her family.
For questions on the MCC Bike program contact:
Jim & Beckie Larimer email@example.com