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Middlebury bike trail opens

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The portion of the Pumkinvine trail that goes through downtown Middlebury is about to open. This is a soft opening, as people are already using  the section, but they have some finishing work to do.

The project is a Rail-to-Trails project that links Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewanna and is sixteen miles long. It's a great place to exercise and bike ride safely, and many also use the trail for bike transportation.

The trail has been an amazing twenty years in the making!

Scott Vanommeran, the Superintendent of Parks for Elkhart County said, "What they're down to here is just the finish topsoil, a little shoulder and some seeding.  It's been paved for a few weeks. And they had bicycles behind the pavers."

John Yoder, President of Friends of Pumkinvine Trail said, "I never thought it would take this long. Most projects, you know, take five or ten years.  But this one has had some unusual problems and so it's just taken a long time."

Another final section being worked on is US 20 into Middlebury, which should be done August 1st. The group is also planning to continue to add water fountains, benches and wildflowers in the future.

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