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Read Ride to honor defender of the Dunes Charlotte Read Saturday

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The Izaak Walton League of America Porter County Chapter will hold The Read Ride bicycle tour this coming Saturday, Sept. 28.

Cyclists may register, park their cars and fill bike tires with Leo's Mobile Bike Service at Discovery Charter School, beginning at 9 a.m. Duneland Discovery Charter School is at 800 Canonie, in Porter, just north of Rt. 20, near the intersection with Tremont Road.

A suggested $10 donation/biker will be used toward PCC's youth conservation educational programs.

This tour's first stop, at 10 a.m., will be at the National Park's Read House where a special presentation, in honor of the memory of Dunes conservationist Charlotte Read, will be held. Representatives of the NPS, PCC, Save the Dunes and Shirley Heinze Land Trust will be there to celebrate the life-long efforts of Charlotte and Herb Read to preserve the Dunes and the surrounding features. Participants will get to see inside the house too before setting off on a 22 mile round-trip journey to PCC's Carol Cook Wetland Overlook.

At the overlook, bikers may rest, have lunch with Discovery Trackers 4-H Club and meet a live owl with Humane Indiana Wildlife before making their return trip to Porter.

Visit or email Annette Hansen at for more information.


Posted 9/26/2019





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