2014 Pumpkinvine Bike Ride, June 21, 2014
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The Ribbon Cutting for thePumpkinvine Nature Trail on October 9th marked the opening of 2.8 miles of trail near Middlebury. The 1.4-mile section southwest of Middlebury was built in 2012. Completion of the 1.2-mile section from U.S. 20 north to Wayne St. effectively opened the tunnel under Wayne St. to trail users. The 0.2-mile stretch from York Drive to the Dairy Queen provided a trail route along Ind. 13 through a busy area of Middlebury. Speakers at the opening noted that construction of the trail through Middlebury was possible because Mary Heign sold Friends 0.22 mile of the railroad corridor in 2007.
Trail useage for the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, the Maple City Greenway and the MapleHeart Trail was surveyed last summer. The survey consisted of two parts: 1) eight infrared counters recorded the number of trail users and 2) volunteers stopped trail users and asked them to fill out a questionnaire. The infrared data will be annualized based on established statistical procedures. Information from the questionnaires is being processed by students at Goshen College. A report on the results will be published by the end of 2013.