Tracking the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay: Days 24-28

It’s the last week of traveling for the Torch’s journey, which concludes at the Statehouse this weekend. However, for now, let’s recap this past weekend.

No bike, no shoes, no problem. Last Wednesday, the flame was toted through Miami County on a unicycle, no less. No wee kid fixture for this young torchbearer will do—only the real deal. Now that’s impressive.

The torch traveling by unicycle through Miami County Wednesday, Oct. 5! #INTorchRelay 📷: @samanthabrammerphotography

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Whatever float’s your boat. Day 25 concluded with the Torch floating down the Wabash and Erie Canal on the 19th century replica canal boat The Delphi. Looking for a historical spot to spend your day other than Conner Prairie? We recommend Carroll County’s Wabash & Erie Canal Park and Canal Village. Click here for more information.

Have you herd? Dozens of colorful bison will be waiting at Hoosier Homecoming this Saturday at the Statehouse. The art project features 5-foot-tall fiberglass bison painted by Hoosier artists, and each animal reflects the culture and history within the community it represents. Wondering why organizers chose bison as the featured figure? Believe it or not, I wasn’t just for the convenient play on words in “Bison-tennial,” but because the Indiana state seal displays a bison as one of the most prominent characteristics.

Holy hot wheels. A time-traveling car in the relay? Not really, just a locally owned Batmobile is all. The folks of Cass County started their leg of the relay riding in style. This one could be a stretch to connect to Indiana heritage, but it’s certainly cool to look at.

The lake effect. This past Sunday in Porter County, the Torch came ashore Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on the southern, sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. If you haven’t added Indiana Dunes to your Hoosier bucket list, do it now. The park features more than 50 miles of trails and 15,000 acres of land.

With only four days of travel left until the flame finally reaches the Statehouse, Hoosiers everywhere should get ready to celebrate at the Hoosier Homecoming bash this coming Saturday, October 15.