PORTAGE, WI – On September 11, 2013, General Engineering Company (GEC) presented the Portage Kiwanis with a check for $1,600 for GIS mapping services that were provided by GEC, for the recent Ride to Read program.

Over 75 riders participated in the Ride to Read event held on August 10, 2013. Participants of the event could choose from 15, 30, 45, or 62 mile courses meandering throughout Columbia and Green Lake Counties and the Portage area. These routes highlighted the Amish communities along the way. Ride to Read raised money for the purchase and distribution of books for children.

GEC is honored to have been part of this event by providing the GIS mapping service for all four course maps. These maps were given to each participant to help them navigate the courses and learn more about the area. This same mapping service can provide similar resources for future events.

Everyone at GEC congratulates the Kiwanis and the Portage Library on the success of this year’s Ride to Read event.

GEC Donates to Kiwanis Ride to ReadPictured above (from left to right) are Mary Winkler and Klay Vehring from the Portage Kiwanis and Jerry Foellmi, President, and Brad Boettcher, Vice President of General Engineering Company.