Generous local bike shops

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One of the benefits that supporters of the Friends of the Pumpkinvine receive are discounts on equipment and repairs at local bike shops. In addition, three of the shops have taken turns donating a $400-$500 bike as a door prize at our annual dinner.

I’m sure that none of the owners of these shops is getting rich selling and repairing bikes, yet they are willing to give discounts to supporters of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail that cut into their profits. I’ve met many community-minded people in my years of working on this rails-to-trails project, but these local bike shop owners are exemplary in that regard.

By showing your Friends’ membership card, you are eligible for discounts on specified purchases at the following area bicycle shops: Elkhart Bicycle Shop, Elkhart; Family Bicycle, Elkhart; Lincoln Avenue Cycling and Fitness, Goshen; House of Bicycles, Osceola; Pumpkinvine Cyclery, Middlebury, and Union Cycle Works, Shipshewana. You can view the specific discounts on the page to the right: “Supporter discounts at area bike shops.”