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.
Friday, Sept. 16
3pm Optional Ride
6-7pm Optional dinner at Amigo
8pm Riders Meeting/Popcorn & Cider
Saturday, Sept. 17 (50 mile ride)
8 am Breakfast at Amigo
9 am Ride
12:30 pm Lunch at Meno-Hof in Shipshewana, Indiana
6 pm Dinner at Amigo
7 pm MCC presentation and corporate sponsor recognition
Sunday, Sept. 18 (20-50 mile ride)
7 am Breakfast at Amigo
7:30 am Worship at Amigo
8:30 am Ride
Noon Lunch in Mendon, Michigan
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)
2016 MCC Bike Michiana Project:
MCC PALESTINE AND ISRAEL
Dan and Joanna Bergen, former MCC Representatives to Palestine and Israel, will be sharing their work.
MCC has been working alongside Palestinians since 1949 and with Israelis since 1967. Over the ensuing years, MCC developed bonds of friendship and partnership with Palestinian Christians. During Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, MCC has supported the dedicated work of both Palestinians and Israelis committed to nonviolence and to a future of peace, justice and reconciliation for both peoples.
Aida Refugee Camp, near Bethlehem, is the home of 5,000 refugees, displaced since 1948. Lajee Center, in the heart of Aida, is a grassroots creative community center. The Center provides a dynamic space for education, community engagement, youth empowerment and social development. The Center runs projects and courses in arts, human rights, refugee rights and democracy education, photography, music, English language and Palestinian culture and history. The activities program aims to provide youth with a key to their future, and the conviction that they themselves are initiators for a peaceful change.
MCC also supports part of a yearly advocacy trip of the Lajee Center. This cultural tour forms an important link in the Palestinian solidarity network, building relationships and forging new paths to cultural collaboration and exchange. The program provides and opportunity for Palestine’s youth to share their stories of life and struggle under Israeli occupation.
For questions on the MCC Bike program contact:
Jim & Beckie Larimer firstname.lastname@example.org