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2015 Bike Ride


Bicyclists on the trail in Krider Garden


16th Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride

Start: Goshen or Shipshewana

North Central Indiana

Saturday, June 2o, 2015

Ride registration

Online registration

Online registration is closed. Register at Abshire Park in Goshen or the Shipshewana Flea Market on Saturday June 20.

The Friday Evening Dinner Ride is full. Registration for the Dinner Ride is closed.

We mailed the 2015 bike ride brochure early in February. The brochure has a registration form that can be completed and mailed to us. A digital copy of the registration form is available for download.

Bike ride fees

May 31
June 1
or later

regular ride

Friday Dinner Ride
Not available
T-shirts $15.00
* Children 13 years & under ride free

Ride start times

Start Time*
Friday Dinner Ride

4:45 pm* from Abshire Park

5:15 pm* from Shipshewana Flea Market

Trail Ride, 23, 27, 33, 45-Mile
7:30 to 10:30 am*
7:00 to 9:30 am*
101-Mile Ride
7:00 to 8:30 am*

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

2015 Ride brochure

Pumpkinvine Bike Ride brochures were mailed in February to our mailing list. A digital copy of the brochure is available for download.

Contact us

By phone: Bob at 574-266-1362 or Danny at 574-266-4265

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.

2014 Ride photos

Photos from the 2014 ride can be viewed here.

New in 2015

  • Matching grant - Elkhart County Community Foundation (ECCF) awarded Friends a $300,000 two-year matching grant for trail construction. Net income from your ride registration fees will be matched dollar-for-dollar by ECCF.
  • New ride routes - We changed our ride routes for 2015 to make use of better roads. The ride distances will range from up to 101 miles.

  • New Trail Ride - You can ride on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail starting from either Goshen or Shipshewana, choosing your distance of up to 35 miles, round trip. Up to six miles of this ride will be on county roads because of "gaps" in the trail. 

  • Trail of the month – The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail was the Rails to Trails Conservancy’s Trail of the Month in November, 2014.

  • A new beverage - Chocolate milk will be served at the three main SAGs.
  • New moisture-wicking t-shirts - They can be preordered when you register. The design can be seen here.
  • New mural attractions in Shipshewana  by the Walldogs – See 15 historical murals on buildings in Shipshewana. For more information about the Shipshewana Walldogs including a documentary video visit: shipshewanawalldogs.com/.

The Walldogs painting a mural in Shipshewana

  • Quilt Gardens – The 2015 Quilt Garden pattern at Krider Nurseries World's Fair Garden in Middlebury will feature a Double Wedding Ring pattern.

Pumpkin quilt pattern at Krider Garden

Double Wedding Ring quilt 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 101 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 Trail Ride will start at Abshire Park in Goshen and also at the Shipshewana Flea Market. The round trip distance will depend on how far you choose to ride.

The 23-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 101 miles you will use all of the routes described on About the Ride. You can start in Goshen or Shipshewana.

Photo of a farmer plowing with horses.


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

Amish Lands and Lakes ride Aug. 7 - 9, 2015

Bloom & Zoom ride July 25, 2015

Midwest Bicycle Rides 2015 Calendar

Bike Rides in Indiana Calendar