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Trail Usage Report - 2023


Michiana Area Council of Governments maintains four trail usage counters on trails in Elkhart and LaGrange Counties, the Pumpkinvine Trail – Elkhart County, Pumpkinvine Trail – Middlebury, Pumpkinvine Trail – Shipshewana and Millrace Trail. The counts for pedestrians and bicyclists recorded by each counter in 2023 are analyzed in this report.
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.
Data for additional MACOG counters are available at: https://macog.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/5a22257eb72b48ac91101df2c8f0a9e9 .

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