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Amishland and Lakes July 27 & 28, 2019

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Amishland and Lakes, based at Lakeland High School in LaGrange, Indiana is a two day bike tour of the Amish countryside and lakes of northeast Indiana. Amishland and Lakes is all about enjoying riding, viewing the scenery, and socializing with other riders. We have participants from age 3 to 93, families, women's groups, and regional cycling clubs from throughout the Midwest, and we have been told that the ride is very "tandem friendly."

The Amishland and Lakes bicycle tour visits a world where lifestyles have remained almost unchanged for over a hundred years. The routes range from 22 to 100 miles, offering smooth, quiet roads, where buggies are numerous and cars are few. There are wide open spaces, clean country air, friendly people and lots of great food. There is plenty to explore, experience and eat. Amishland and Lakes is famous for great SAG food (watermelons, peaches, blueberries, bananas and fresh baked cookies), and there are Amish bakeries, restaurants and homemade ice cream parlors along the route for riders who want to sample local "home cooking".

Check out the following:

Listen to Diane Jenks of the Outspoken Cyclist Jan 19,2019 radio show interview with Chris Vanden Bossche, Ride Director, Amishland and Lakes.

Or listen to the full Outspoken Cyclist show with Diane Jenks

A great YouTube video put together by the Louisville Bicycle Club. Thank you LBC!

Plan to ride the last weekend of July Amishland & Lakes

  • Two days of riding, with routes on Saturday of 22 to 100 miles and on Sunday routes of 23 to 50 miles with more Amish country and lakes as well as the Pigeon River nature area.
  • Camping option with hookup facilities at the Lagrange County 4-H fairgrounds right across the road from our headquarters at Lakeland High School.
  • A do-it-yourself Friday option of riding the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, a 16-mile (32 round trip) paved, tree-lined rails to trails path that connects Goshen, Middlebury, and Shipshewanna. Then enjoy the many shops and sights in Shipshewanna.