Ride Details and Maps

Ride (miles) Start Time  EST End Time SAG Stops Quilt Gardens
Family Fun Ride 10:00 am Noon 1 2
20 7-10:00 am 3 pm 2 5-6
40 7-9:00 am 3 pm 4 10
62.5 7-9:00 am 3 pm 5 11
100 7-9:00 am 3 pm 6 16

Our goal is to provide safe routes and minimize railroad crossings, chip and seal, etc where possible. Sometimes it is not possible to avoid these situations, and we will be highlighting any areas that need special caution on the route maps. Riders on the 20 and 40 mile routes, can start from different locations!

Route maps are below.  Note, we may be modifying them slightly, as we learn of construction and other situations that we need to avoid. Watch the Updates page for late-breaking news. Of course, route maps handed out on Ride Day will be the latest.

All of the routes are fairly flat, a few rollers with the exception of the Bristol/Middlebury hills on the 100 mile route.

Routes and Start Locations • Family Fun Ride will begin in Downtown Elkhart at the Knights of Columbus on Lexington at 10:00 am• 20 Milers can start/finish at either Downtown Elkhart or the The Bag Factory in Goshen • 40 Milers can begin/end at either Downtown Elkhart, Goshen or Middlebury. •  62 and 100 Milers will begin in Downtown Elkhart.

Addresses of Starting Locations

Elkhart: Knights of Columbus, Lexington Street, Elkhart, IN 46517 corner of Lexington and Waterfall All routes can start and end in Elkhart! Park at Compass Investments off Jackson of Central Park.

New! Goshen: Abshire Park, 1302 East Lincoln Avenue, Goshen, IN 46528  20 and 40 mile routes can start here.

Middlebury: Krider Gardens 302 West Bristol Street, Middlebury, IN . 40 Mile route can start here.

Family Fun Ride – Guided @ 10:00 am : This ride stays in Elkhart and rides along scenic areas before returning to the Central Park Quilt Garden & SAG stop in downtown Elkhart. This is a good distance for families and beginner riders.

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20 Mile Route Map 2015 Mostly rides along the MapleHeart trail that connects Elkhart to Goshen but includes a loop through downtown Goshen and a loop in Elkhart to our Beardsley Bulldog Crossing development. SAG stops:

  • Goshen
  • Elkhart
Quilt Garden locations:
  • Central Park, Elkhart
  • The Old Bag Factory, Goshen
  • Elkhart County Courthouse, Goshen
  • Ruthmere Museum, Elkhart Optional Additions
    • Concord Mall Garden, Dunlap (adds 0.6 miles to the ride)
    • Oxbow Park, Dunlap (1.75 mile loop)
    • no Quilt Garden but a very pretty detour on a paved street through a park with all facilities
40 Mile Route Map 2015 Rides along the MapleHeart trail from Elkhart to Goshen and then continues to Middlebury, in the heart of Amish Country, through Bristol and to our Beardsley Bulldog Crossing development before returning to the Central Park Quilt Garden & SAG stop in downtown Elkhart. SAG stops:
  • Goshen
  • Middlebury
  • Bristol
  • Elkhart
Quilt Garden locations:
  • Central Park, Elkhart
  • The Old Bag Factory, Goshen
  • Elkhart County Courthouse, Goshen
  • Krider Gardens, Middlebury
  • Dahlia Garden at Bonneyville Mill, Bristol – not a Quilt Garden but a scenic stop in the most photographed park in Elkhart County
  • Elkhart County Historical Museum, Bristol
  • Ruthmere Museum, Elkhart
  • Optional Additions
  • Concord Mall Garden, Dunlap (adds 0.6 miles to the ride)
  • Oxbow Park, Dunlap (1.75 mile loop) – not a Quilt Garden but a very pretty detour on a paved street through a park with all facilities
60 Mile Route Map 2015 Rides west from downtown Elkhart to Wakarusa, Goshen, Middlebury, Bristol and back to Elkhart. Known as a metric century, this is  a challenging distance for people who have been training and riding some distance over the summer. SAG stops:
  • Wakarusa (mini-SAG)
  • Goshen
  • Middlebury
  • Bristol
  • Elkhart
Quilt Garden locations:
  • Central Park, Elkhart
  • Downtown Wakarusa
  • Abshire Park Pavilion,  Goshen
  • Elkhart County Courthouse, Goshen
  • Dutch Country Market, Middlebury
  • Krider Gardens, Middlebury
  • Dahlia Garden at Bonneyville Mill, Bristol – not a Quilt Garden but a scenic stop in the most photographed park in Elkhart County
  • Elkhart County Historical Museum, Bristol
  • Ruthmere Museum, Elkhart
100 Mile Route Map 2015 Rides west from downtown Elkhart to Wakarusa, Nappanee, New Paris, Goshen, Shipshewana, Middlebury, Bristol and back to Elkhart. This ride has it all: urban Elkhart & Goshen, Amish countryside, the hills of Middlebury & Bristol along with a trip to Shipshewana, a tourist magnet. For people who like to cover some miles, or are training for a triathlon, this one could be for you. SAG stops:
  • Wakarusa (mini-SAG)
  • Nappanee
  • New Paris (mini-SAG)
  • Goshen
  • Middlebury
  • Shipshewana
  • Bristol
  • Elkhart
Quilt Garden locations:
  • Central Park, Elkhart
  • Downtown Wakarusa
  • Nappanee Chamber of Commerce
  • Coppes Commons, Nappanee
  • Calendar Garden at DeFries Gardens, New Paris – not a quilt garden but incredibly unique
  • Elkhart County Fair Grounds, Goshen
  • The Old Bag Factory, Goshen
  • Elkhart County Courthouse, Goshen
  • Weaver Furniture, Shipshewana
  • Menno-Hof, Shipshewana
  • Farmstead Inn, Shipshewana
  • Dutch Country Market, Middlebury
  • Krider Gardens, Middlebury
  • Dahlia Garden at Bonneyville Mill, Bristol – not a Quilt Garden but a scenic stop in the most photographed park in Elkhart County. Facilities and water are available here.
  • Elkhart County Historical Museum, Bristol
  • Ruthmere Museum, Elkhart
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