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Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride

Start Date:Sep 15th, 2018
End Date:Sep 15th, 2018
Bridgeport, AL  
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Trail of Tears Ride General Info

First, here is an important note to help eliminate any confusion. The below is about the “Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride” that is organized by the AL-TN Trail of Tears Corridor Association. This ride officially goes from Bridgeport, AL to Waterloo, AL, but there is still the unescorted ride that starts in Chattanooga, TN.

The “Trail of Tears Remembrance Ride” was organized by the Trail of Tears Remembrance Association, which held their last ride in 2013. Their official route started in Chattanooga, TN and ended in Waterloo, AL.

This motorcycle ride is to commemorate the American Indians who suffered and/or died during the forced relocation of some 17,000 Cherokee Indians. The 2018 Trail of Tears Ride will be the 25th annual event and it is on the Lightning Customs' Major Biker Rallies List.

A little background, in 1830 the Indian Removal Act called for the relocation of all Indians (primarily Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Seminole, and Muscogee) from Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida to Oklahoma. The Act allowed for both voluntary and involuntary removal of the American Indians.

By 1838, the government sent 7,000 armed troops to remove 17,000 Cherokees. During this forced relocation an estimated 4,000 Cherokees died and now this tortuous journey is often referred to as the Trail of Tears. The Commemorative Motorcycle Ride approximates part of the path of the forced relocation.

Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride Info

-FEES: There are No Registration or Fees for the Trail of Tears Ride
-2017 Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride Information
-View Our Alabama Motorcycle Events
Host:AL-TN Trail of Tears Corridor Assoc.
Phone:(678) 743-3868
Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride 2018

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