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Trail Usage Report - 2022


There are three live usage counters located along the length of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail: Pumpkinvine Trail – Elkhart County, Middlebury, and Shipshewana. There is another along the Millrace Trail in Goshen. The counts for pedestrians and bicyclists recorded by each counter are presented in this report. Data from the counters are transmitted for analysis to a website maintained by the Michiana Area Council of Governments.

Most trail users travel in one direction and then return so the numbers counted should be divided by two for estimating the number of people using the trails. Also, the Elkhart County and Shipshewana counters failed to work for part of 2022 so the counts presented below are low. The gaps in the line graphs reveal the times of the failures.

Site

Total

Daily Average


Elkhart County - Pumpkinvine Trail

6396

34

Elkhart County- Pumpkinvine Trail Pedestrian

3292

17

Elkhart County- Pumpkinvine Trail Cyclist

3104

16


Middlebury - Pumpkinvine Trail

99212

275

Middlebury - Pumpkinvine Trail Pedestrian

35333

98

Middlebury - Pumpkinvine Trail Cyclist

63879

177


Millrace Trail

77903

214

Millrace Trail Pedestrian

50270

138

Millrace Trail Cyclist

27633

76


Shipshewana - Pumpkinvine Trail

79203

260

Shipshewana - Pumpkinvine Trail Pedestrian

24805

81

Shipshewana - Pumpkinvine Trail Cyclist

63879

178

The 2023 Pumpkinvine Bike Ride Bicyclists

Where They Came From

Typically, most of the Pumpkinvine Bike Ride bicyclists come from Indiana and the three adjacent states, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. The 2023 ride had a similar roster of participants (see the table below). They came from the four states mentioned above plus eight more distant ones. Ride participation was lower than usual in 2022 after cancelation of the 2020 and 2021 rides due to the Covid pandemic. Attendance this year increased by 25% compared to 2022.

Area

No. of riders


2022

2023

Goshen / Elkhart / Middlebury / Bristol / Millersburg / Bremen / Shipshewana / LaGrange / Nappanee / New Paris / Wakarusa

160

195

South of Warsaw to Indianapolis plus southern Ind.

46

24

Mishawaka / South Bend / Walkerton / New Carlisle / Niles / Granger

56

51

Fort Wayne and region

30

52

West of South Bend to Illinois

17

41

Arizona

1

0

Florida

1

0

Illinois

28

27

Iowa

4

5

Kentucky

2

0

Michigan

41

84

Missiouri

1

1

New York

2

2

Ohio

7

16

Pennsylvania

1

4

Texas

0

1

Vermont

2

0

Virginia

1

1

Wisconsin

1

2

Military

0

1

Total

402

508