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2014 Bike Ride

Bicyclists on the trail.

 

Horse and wagon crossing the trail.


15th Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride

Start: Goshen or Shipshewana

North Central Indiana

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Ride registration

Online ride registration

Online registration is closed. You can register on June 21 at Abshire Park or at the Shipshewana Flea Market.

Notice - The Friday night dinner ride has reached capacity and is no longer available online.

 

Bike ride fees

Item
By
May 31
June 1
or later
Individual
$25.00*
$35.00*
10-Mile Trail Ride**
$20.00*
$30.00*
Jerseys
$62.00
$62.00
T-shirts
$12.00
$12.00
* Children 13 years & under ride free
**The 10-Mile Trail Ride uses only one SAG at Abshire Park.


Ride start times

Ride
Start Time*
Friday Dinner Ride

4:45 pm* from Abshire Park

5:15 pm* from Shipshewana Flea Market

10-Mile Trail Ride
8:30 to 10:30 am*
21, 32, 49, 54-Mile
7:30 to 10:30 am*
65-Mile
7:00 to 9:30 am*
102-Mile Ride
7:00 to 8:30 am*

*Start times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time ... the same time as New York City.

2014 Ride brochure


Pumpkinvine Bike Ride brochures are mailed each spring to our mailing list. Send your U.S. Postal address to this email address to request a brochure.

Alternatively, a digital copy of the brochure is available for downloading.

Contact us

By phone: Bob at 574-266-1362 or Evan at 574-538-4212

By email

Pumpkinvine SAGs

We are proud of the quality of our sags. They provide snacks, refreshments and toilets at roughly 15 to 20-mile intervals. We feature organic and locally produced foods as much as possible.

2013 Ride photos

Photos from the 2013 ride can be viewed here.

New in 2014

  • New trail -  See the 1.4 miles of new trail built in 2013 in Middlebury. The ride routes will enter Middlebury on the trail through a new tunnel under U.S. 20.

  • Shipshewana Walldogs - The Walldogs will be painting historical murals on 15 buildings in or near Shipshewana on June 18 to 22. Most of the murals will be ready for you to see on June 21 during the bike ride. For more information about Shipshewana Walldogs is available here.

  • New location for the Middlebury SAG - The SAG in Middlebury will be downtown in Memorial Park, one block east of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. Ride routes departing from Middlebury will pass through Krider Nurseries World's Fair Garden.

  • Quilt Gardens – The 2014 Quilt Garden pattern at Krider Nurseries World's Fair Garden in Middlebury will feature a Water Wheel pattern. In Shipshewana the patterns will be Dutchman’s Puzzle at Mennohof and Goldie’s Basket at the Farmstead Inn. Both of these gardens are across Van Buren St. from the Shipshewana Flea Market.

Pumpkin quilt pattern at Krider Garden

Water Wheel quilt garden pattern at Krider Garden

 

Ride overview

You may choose from our ten recommended ride routes described in About the Ride. The routes ranging from 10 to 102 miles are suitable for bicyclists who want a vigorous workout as well as those who want to bicycle at a leisurely pace on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail and on county roads. You will experience horses and buggies on the roads, farm animals in fields, flower gardens, country schools and small towns.

The 10-Mile Trail Ride will start and end at Abshire Park in Goshen and is entirely on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. The 21-mile ride from Shipshewana is entirely on county roads and does not use the trail. The remaining rides from both Goshen and Shipshewana use sections of the trail along with county roads. The ride routes are flat to rolling except the route to Bonneyville Mill which is hilly but scenic.

If you bike 102 miles you will use all of the routes described on About the Ride. You can start in Goshen or Shipshewana.

Bicyclists and carriage passing a cemetary

Showers

Showers will be available after the ride at Abshire Park and Shipshewana Flea Market.

Links to Bike Rides and Calendars

League of Michigan Bicyclists Ride Calendar

Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar

Midwest Bicycle Rides - 2014 Mike Bentley

Bike Rides in Indiana Calendar

Amish Lands and Lakes Aug. 1 - 3, 2014

Bloom & Zoom Bike Ride Aug. 16, 2014

Bicyclists at the Shipshewana Flea Market
Bicyclists riding past farm animals and white fences.