Amigo Bike Michiana for MCC
September 15-17, 2023
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.
Bike Michiana riders will raise money in 2023 for MCC’s newest kit – Dignity Kits. Dignity kits are distributed through schools and orphanages where sanitary supplies are not readily available allowing young women to stay in class when they have their period. The kits include supplies and fleece pads that are washable, reusable, and durable enough to last for a year or longer. These kits help to relieve the financial burden on vulnerable families, giving young women the opportunity to complete their education and reducing the risk of early marriages.
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. MCC celebrated its centennial year in 2020.
Schedule subject to change.
Friday, September 15
3-8 pm Registration
3 pm Optional Ride
6-7 pm Optional dinner at Amigo ($15)
7 pm Riders Meeting
8 pm Popcorn & Cider
Saturday, September 16 (50 mile ride)
8 am Breakfast at Amigo
9 am Ride
12:30 pm Lunch at Menno-Hof
6 pm Dinner at Amigo
7 pm MCC presentation
8 pm Sharing of memories of Jim Larimer
Sunday, September 17 (20-50 mile ride)
7 am Breakfast at Amigo
7:30 am Worship at Amigo
8:30 am Ride
12 pm Lunch in Mendon
Afternoon Return to Amigo (Depart)
Registration fees for this event cover the cost of hosting for Amigo Centre. Additional funds through donations will be raised by the participants that will go to the benefit of MCC's project this year.
In Memory of Jim Larimer
Jim Larimer was a central figure in these retreats for many, many years. With a smile and a joke, everyone who interacted with him knew that they were welcomed and valued. He will be greatly missed.
Jim requested that gifts in memory of him be given to Amigo. If you would like to give a gift, you may do so here:
Give a memorial gift in honor of Jim Larimer here