1996, the City of Portage opened its Prairie
Duneland Trail. The trail is a beautiful 5.78
mile blacktop bike trail that extends from County
Line Road to State Road 149.
Because of the communitys
response to the Prairie Duneland Trail, the
Portage Police Department, in cooperation with
the Portage Park Department, created a bicycle
patrol which twenty-five regular and reserve
Private donations initially
provided the funding for the project. The Portage
Police Department received a block grant from the
United States Justice Department which will fund
the Bicycle Patrol throughout 1998.