2013 Bike Ride Photos
Photos from the 2013 Pumpkinvine Bike Ride can be viewed here.
2014 Ride Brochure
The Pumpkinvine Bike Ride Committee sends brochures by U.S. Mail each spring. If you participated in the ride in past years you are on the mailing list. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive a brochure in spring of 2014 send your U.S. Postal address to email@example.com
2014 Bike Ride
In 2013 trail construction prevented us from using parts of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail for our ride routes. Current trail construction projects were completed in 2013 and as a result larger sections of trail will be available for the 2014 Pumpkinvine Bike Ride. The trail between Goshen and Middlebury will be using 1.75 miles of county roads where we do not own land. Also, bicyclists will need to ride on 0.8 mile of county roads from the trail to the Shipshewana Flea Market.
The 2013 construction in Middlebury built 1.2 miles of trail from the tunnel under U.S. 20 on the south end to Wayne Ave. on the north end. This section is already popular among trail users and will be included in several of the 2014 Pumpkinvine Bike Ride routes.
The Pumpkinvine Bike Ride will offer ride routes ranging from 25 to 100 miles. These routes will use sections of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail but a large portion of the distances will necessarily be on county roads.
The ride routes pass through Amish communities and will provide a memorable experience for bicyclists who want a light workout with minimal exposure to automobile traffic.
Our ride routes will also satisfy bicyclists who want a vigorous workout on low-traffic county roads in Elkhart and LaGrange Counties.
All of the routes are also interesting to bicyclists who want to experience horses with buggies, farm animals in fields, flower gardens, country schools and small towns.
This website will be updated with detailed information about the 2014 Pumpkinvine Bike Ride in January 2014.
Proceeds from the Pumpkinvine Bike Ride support maintenance of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.