21st Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride registration is open

Early registration ends on May 20. Go to the Pumpkinvine Bike Ride website and click on Register Here. That will take you to the online registration page. You can sign up for the Saturday ride with 22, 37, 50 and 102 mile routes through Elkhart and LaGrange Counties. The 22 and 37 mile routes are mostly on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail while the 50 and 102 mile routes use a combination of the trail and country roads.

Two Friday Dinner Rides are also offered. For one of these rides bicyclists will gather at Woodlawn AM Church and bicycle 10 miles to The Carriage House where they will be served an Amish-cooked Thresher's Dinner. You can drive to the second dinner at Yoder's Homestyle Cooking or alternatively bicycle to Yoders by a route that you create.

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 or was promised most of the land required for

Map of route for new trail from CR 850 into Shipshewana

building the trail, but they lacked the two parcels donated by Friends. The donation made it possible for Shipshewa

na to file an application for a NextLevel Trails Grant 2019 in November 2019.

 

Platinum Sponsors

 

 

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Clover Machinery Movers

 

 

 

Gold Sponsors

 

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Everence logo

 

Silver Sponsors

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Legacy Home Furniture logo

 

 

Bethel University logo

Bronze Sponsors

 

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