The 50 and 100 mile routes will be marked with painted Dan Henry markings. The trail ride will have painted Dan Henry markings and signs to guide you and we will have civilian patrols posted at key locations.

 Keep your eyes open for the marks. We noticed that the heat and traffic can cause havoc with our marks. These are the shapes that we used. We used orange paint.

*All distances are close approximations. Your cycle computer/GPS/mapping app may calculate slightly different distances

On this page you will find directions/instructions for:


TRAIL RIDERS

Trail Routes PDF

  • 22 mi riders will have lunch in Middlebury*
  • 37 mi riders will have lunch in Shipshewana*
  • For those riding the trail to Middlebury and/or Shipshewana, you will simply follow the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail with a few directions at the beginning and end.

**Alternate Road Route – No crushed limestone- The first part (about 2 miles) of the Nature Trail has hard-packed crushed limestone.  Most people who bike the trail don’t mind, but some people would rather not ride on crushed limestone, ever.  If you want no crushed limestone,

  1. Start – Goshen to Middlebury/Shipshewana
    1. Head straight out Blackport road at Gate 1.
    2. Take a right on E Lincoln Avenue (SR 4) and ride for 1 mile.
    3. Take a left on CR 127 and ride for 1.5 miles until you meet up with the trail where it is paved.
    4. Turn right onto the trail towards Middlebury/Shipshewana.
  2. Returning back to Goshen
    1. Watch for the CR 127 intersection, turn left.
    2. Ride for about 1.5 miles until you get to E Lincoln Ave (SR 4).
    3. Left on Blackport towards the Fairgrounds.

50 MILE RIDERS

Special Instructions

  • You will ride with the 50 mile riders to the 1st SAG in Emma.
  • When you leave lunch in Shipshewana you get to enjoy the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail all the way back to Goshen for pie and ice cream!  If you need, you can stop at Middlebury. It is about 11 miles from the Middlebury SAG to Goshen.

**Alternate Road Route – No crushed limestone –  If you do not want to ride on crushed limestone for the last part of the trail, you leave the trail at CR 127.

  1. Turn left onto CR 127 where the trail crosses the road and ride for 1.5 miles.
  2. Turn right onto E Lincoln Avenue and ride for 1 mile
  3. Turn left onto Blackport road and ride 0.7 miles.
  4. At E Monroe, turn up the sidewalk/path to Gate 2.

100 MILE RIDERS

Special Instructions

  • You will ride with the 50 mile riders to the 1st SAG in Emma.
  • When you leave lunch in Shipshewana, you will get on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail for about 1 mile.  You’ll leave the trail at N 900 W to go on the first loop towards the Bonneyville SAG.
  • After Bonneyville you have a longer haul back to the Shipshewana SAG.  This time after you stop in Shipshewana to replenish your drink and grab some snacks, you will follow the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail all the way back to Goshen for pie and ice cream!

**Alternate Road Route – No crushed limestone –  If you do not want to ride on crushed limestone for the last part of the trail, you leave the trail at CR 127.

  1. Turn left onto CR 127 where the trail crosses the road and ride for 1.5 miles.
  2. Turn right onto E Lincoln Avenue and ride for 1 mile
  3. Turn left onto Blackport road and ride 0.7 miles.
  4. At E Monroe, turn up the sidewalk/path to Gate 2.