Topic: bicycling

Enjoy a bike ride in Elkhart County whether you have nerves — or legs — of steel or not

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017 in Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Shipshewana, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Uncategorized

Enjoy a bike ride in Elkhart County whether you have nerves — or legs — of steel or not

  By Sara Wakefield I am a nervous biker. My bike-related anxieties include but are not limited to: biking close to other people, biking close to ditches, biking close to traffic, changing gears on hills, and people opening car doors for me to run into. One of my favorite things about living in Elkhart County … Continued

Vibrant Communities counts successes; Seward Johnson will be epic

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Quilt Garden Tour, Wakarusa

  By Terry T. Mark Vibrant Communities enjoying success stories in 2017 Early successes are adding an energy to the Vibrant Communities initiative’s steering committee as it organizes for activities in 2017 to keep up the momentum on the 77 Action Agenda items. The steering committee has met twice, covering topics such as the nuts … Continued

Elkhart County will feel the love this year

Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Wakarusa

Elkhart County will feel the love this year

  By Terry T. Mark Why we love our hometown Everyone loves feeling like an insider, right? Elkhart County is full of amazing stories, hidden gems and neighborhood favorites, and those will be getting greater attention. In 2017, the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be shining the spotlight on the parts of our … Continued

Chasing Leaves and Lagers

Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 in Bristol, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Bicyclists find Elkhart County loop full of scenic beauty and craft beer By Dave Foutz Autumn in Elkhart County, to my way of thinking, is unparalleled for breathtaking vistas of fall foliage. How better to take full advantage of it than from the seat of your bicycle, riding with good friends?   Well, maybe there … Continued

Visitors discovering Goshen is place to have fun

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 in Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Visitors discovering Goshen is place to have fun

NOTE: A version of this story was published in the September issue of Goshen Business Journal. By Terry T. Mark GOSHEN — Sometimes Goshen Brewing Co. owner Jesse Sensenig looks around the packed-to-capacity tasting room and recognizes only a handful of faces. As expected, Goshen-area residents have embraced the family-friendly brewpub since it opened a … Continued

Pokemon Go makes big splash, while bikers invade from Chicago

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

Pokemon Go makes big splash, while bikers invade from Chicago

By Terry T. Mark The summer has been a busy one around Elkhart County, with traditional and non-traditional visitors alike keeping the area hopping. What do we mean by non-traditional? Well …   See that PokeBall in the Quilt Garden? On a steamy July afternoon, dozens of people circled downtown Elkhart, from the Civic Plaza … Continued

Flower power will guide bicyclists on Bloom & Zoom ride through Elkhart County

Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

Flower power will guide bicyclists on Bloom & Zoom ride through Elkhart County

By Terry T. Mark Bicyclists from around Indiana and the Midwest will be converging on Elkhart County in the second major bicycling event of the year here. The sixth annual Bloom & Zoom bike ride (register here) on Saturday, July 23, will see bicyclists of all ages and skill levels get in the saddle for … Continued

Middlebury wins grant to help build Ridge Run walking/bicycling trail

Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 in Middlebury, Outdoor, Things to do in Amish Country

By Terry T. Mark MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury’s dream of building a new trail, creating a loop of interconnected paths dedicated for walkers, runners and bicyclists, is closer to reality. The town learned Monday, Jan. 4, that it was one of seven recipients of grants from the state of Indiana’s Place Based Investment … Continued

Along the Heritage Trail