Routes and Logistics 2016

Registration Times and Location Registration opens  (at all three locations) at 7am on Saturday, July 23 for all of the routes. This is not a race, so you can leave anytime between 7am and Noon.  Please plan your ride accordingly so that you have completed the ride by 5:00 pm.

7-20-16: Elkhart registration will be ready by 6:30 am, so if you long distance riders want to get a jump start, we’ll be ready.

Those opting for longer distances usually like to get on the road early to allow plenty of time.  We do try to track the longer distance riders, so if you opt out of the longer ride, please let a SAG leader know.

Elkhart Start- all routes 24-44-65-100 miles and NEW! the Family Fun Ride

[Guided Family Fun Ride starts at 10:00 am]


Goshen Abshire Park Start- 24 and 44 mile routes


Middlebury Start- 44 mile routes


* All riders must wear a helmet in order to participate in the ride.

* Please follow the rules of the road:

* Follow all traffic signals and signs.

* Communicate if passing someone – pass on the left and say “on your left”

* Ride at a same distance between the next rider.


Parking There is plenty of free parking at any of the starting points for the ride.

New this year!:  Download this free app: Bike GPX. We will be uploading the routes to Bike GPX so people can use their smart phones for navigation.  For $.99 you can get a version that will talk to you, otherwise you can just use your phone as backup.

Routes will be marked with different colored paint to minimize any route confusion.

Tour Maps 

24 Mile Map– Green Paint


44 Mile Map– White Paint


63 Mile Map– Yellow Paint


100 Mile Map– Blue Paint



6 thoughts on “Routes and Logistics 2016

  1. Are there any recommended campgrounds for tents near Elkhart? I would need to camp Friday night if I want an early start.

  2. Thank you! I will telephone them. I need a tent site, not an RV site. I will drive in from Portage, IN, farther west.

  3. I called the elkhart campground and they do have tent sites without electric.
    I also plan to make copies of all the maps and drive over to investigate the routes, and hopefully find and see some of these gardens. And I would like to ride some on the Pumpkinvine Trail. I have never spent much time farther east of Valparaiso, and it seems now is the time to do so.

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