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Pedal Party! Community Bike Ride

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As part of the county-wide Pathways & Trails Project with the Community Foundation of Elkhart County to promote a bike trail from Nappanee to Wakarusa, we are excited to announce our first annual pedal party!

Enjoy a fun family bike ride starting at The Barns or Wakarusa Town Park! At each location, there will be events and pop-up booths!

Light breakfast and lunch be provided at each location.


Use this link to buy tickets: Pedal Party! Community Bike ride event tickets

The bike ride is on Saturday, August 13. Nappanee rider’s check-in begins at 7:30 am. We encourage everyone to wear a bike helmet and all other safety gear.

  • Rate: $10 per person
  • Includes T-shirt – while supplies last so we encourage everyone to pre-register to guarantee a shirt
  • No refunds


7:30 am – Registration/Check-in: at The Barns for Nappanee cyclists.

8:00 am – Ride Starts: Nappanee cyclists leave The Barns + bike to Wakarusa.

9:00 am – Ride Ends: Last Nappanee cyclists arrive at Wakarusa + event begins.

9:00 am – Registration/Check-in: at Wakarusa Town Park for Wakarusa cyclists.

10:00 am – Ride Starts: Wakarusa event ends. Nappanee + Wakarusa cyclists bike to The Barns.

11:00 am – Ride Ends: Last cyclists arrive at The Barns + event begins.

12:00 pm – Ride Starts: The Barns event ends + Wakarusa cyclists ride back to Wakarusa. Nappanee cyclists go home.

1:00 pm – Ride Ends: Last cyclists from Wakarusa arrive + everyone goes home.


What is the distance of the bike ride? Approx. 6.5 miles each way, 13 miles round trip

What is the bike route? County Road 3

Do I have to follow the start times? Yes, there will be police escorting us both ways for safety

Does it matter what city/town I start? No, but please designate your starting location on your form

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