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Goshen cyclists use new Monroe Street Trail to get to the Elkhart County fairgrounds

More than 20 people gathered in downtown Goshen to ride to the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds using the Monroe Street Trail Friday morning, July 18. 

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:49 a.m.

 

GOSHEN — To celebrate the start of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair and the opening of the Monroe Street Trail, a crowd of cyclists rode from downtown Goshen to the fairgrounds Friday morning, July 18. 

More than 20 cycling enthusiasts of all ages gathered at the corner of Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue at 7 a.m. and took off for the fair grounds 30 minutes later.

Jan Yoder, one of the participants, said she first had the chance to use the Monroe Trail last week and was impressed by the completed project.

“I begged and begged for (a trail to the fairgrounds),” Yoder said. “And when I heard they were building it, I thought it was going to be a cow path, but it ended up being a great new trail.”

The cyclists rode east on the Monroe Trail up to Gate 4 of the fairgrounds, then to the Grandstand. They gathered at the stage for a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Monroe Street Trail. 

John Yoder, another participant who helped guide the crowd to the fairgrounds, said the Monroe path was just another “extension of all the great trails in Goshen.

“It’s another way we’re improving our mobility and quality of life,” he said. 

Follow Elkhart Truth reporter Sharon Hernandez on Twitter at @Sharon_HT



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