Friends of the Pumpkinvine Annual Dinner

The Spohn Ballroom
109 East Clinton St., Goshen, IN

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Register online
(Registration deadline: April 14)

We're pleased to invite you to the 16th Annual Friends of the Pumpkinvine dinner -- an opportunity to meet other trail supporters, celebrate the progress on the trail in the past year and learn about plans for the next year. After dinner, Friends President, John Yoder will report on the exciting progress that has been made "closing the gaps" in the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail and what to expect along those lines in 2017.

The dinner will be catered by Elegance in Thyme & Nelson's. Doors open at 6 p.m. for viewing trail-related exhibits and talking with other trail supporters. Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm., and dress is casual.

 Door prizes include gift certificates and other items donated by local bike shops and a Verve Trek hybrid bicycle donated by Elkhart Bicycle Shop.Picture of the Trek Verve bicycle The Verve is an easy-riding hybrid bike and is available in men’s or women’s models. Key features are a comfortable ride on the pavement or path, a light and strong frame, hybrid wheels that are smooth and fast and a limited life-time warranty backed by Trek.

Parking is available in several locations near the Spohn Ballroom. See a map with parking locations here.

Please join us for this important event. Invite family members, friends, neighbors and any others who would be interested in learning more about the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. The cost per person, including tax and gratuity, is $30.
All registration will be done online. During registration, you can pick your table location. If you would like to sit with friends, have them reserve seats at your table. It is easiest to accomplish that by registering together at the same time.

If you cannot attend the meeting, please consider sending a tax-deductible donation in your place. For questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or call 574-849-5825.

Photo of a family bicycling on the trail.

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Pumpkinvine Events

Friends of the Pumpkinvine Annual Dinner, April 25, 2017

Pumpkinvine Bike Ride, June 17, 2017

Kroger Rewards

Kroger shoppers can support Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail through the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Step by step instructions are available here.

Trail brochure

A Pumpkinvine Nature Trail brochure is available for download.

Corporate sponsors

Enroll your business to become a Pumpkinvine Nature Trail sponsor. For more information download Corporate Sponsor Opportunities: 2017 Levels of giving and Associated Benefits for 2017, in pdf format.

Construction has started on the Ridge Run Trail

Map of the Ridge Run Trail in Middlebury

Ground breaking for the Ridge Run Trail in Middlebury was held on April 12. Niblock Asphalt and Construction expect construction of the trail to be complete before summer. The trail surface will be 10-feet wide asphalt. The north end of the new trail will be at the Wayne Avenue Trail running southeast to the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail just north of the tunnel under U.S. 20. Spurs will extend to the Essenhaus and the Greencroft Middlebury Retirement Community.



Platinum Sponsors


Fenech Foundation logo


Corson Family Foundation logo

Gold Sponsors






Michiana Bicycle Association logo



Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau




Silver Sponsors






Raymond James logo



E & S Sales logo

Smoker Craft logo

Alkuminum Trailer Company logo


Bronze Sponsors

Jayco logo







Jones, Petrie and Rafinski