Bike tour planned at Lake Monroe

The “History ‘Carved’ in Stone” bicycle tour of Lake Monroe will begin at noon May 2.

The purpose of the tour is to highlight how limestone shaped the development and identity of Salt Creek communities during the 1800s and early 1900s. Participants will learn about local limestone, how limestone influenced early settlers, limestone’s role in construction of Lake Monroe and dam, and how limestone influences the community today.

The tour will cover about 25 miles and last about 4½ hours.

The tour is limited to 10 people, ages 15 and older, and is recommended for intermediate to advanced bicyclists. Advance registration is required by April 28. The program fee is $15 per person.

Tour registration and additional details are at bit.ly/carvedstone2015.

For information, contact Jill Vance, Monroe Lake interpretive naturalist, at jvance@dnr.IN.gov or 812-837-9967.

Monroe Lake is at 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.