21st Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride is cancelled

The dangers posed by the Covid-19 virus are well known. The Pumpkinvine Bike Committee decided to cancel the 2020 Pumpkinvine Bike Ride to protect the health of potential ride participants as well as our ride volunteers. We realize that the ride is a couple months away but the future course of the epidemic is nearly impossible to predict. As a result planning a safe ride has large risks.

Fees paid by those who have already registered for the ride will be returned.

2019 Pumpkinvine Bike Ride Photos

Photos taken during the ride can be viewed here and here.


Friends purchase land for trail into Shipshewana

In the autumn of 2019 Friends of the Pumpkinvine purchased land needed to extend the trail from the present east end at County Road 850 W through Shipshewana to County Road 735 W. Later Friends transferred ownership to the Town of Shipshewana. Earlier the Town gained ownership or was promised most of the land required for Map of route for new trail from CR 850 into Shipshewanabuilding the trail, but they lacked the three parcels donated by Friends. The donation made it possible for Shipshewana to file an application for a NextLevel Trails Grant 2019 in November 2019.


Platinum Sponsors



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Gold Sponsors


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