Bridgeport, Alabama 35740
The 2020 Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride will be the 27th year the event. Each year, the bike ride is held to commemorate the suffering and death endured by the American Indians in the 1830’s. Also, the Trail of Tears Ride is on the LightningCustoms.com’s Major Motorcycle Rallies List.
Next, here’s the history if the Trail of Tears. In 1830, the United States passed the Indian Removal Act. Specifically, the Act required that the American Indians voluntarily leave their lands.
Then in 1838 when the deadline expired the remaining American Indians were forcibly removed. Included in the tribes removed were members of the Cherokee, Seminole, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Ponca, and Ho-Chunk/Winnebago nations.
Approximately 16,000 Cherokee were forced to leave by the military. The conditions were so bad that many of them suffered from disease, exposure, and starvation. Eventually approximately 4,000 of the Indians tragically died.
Next, the path that some of the Cherokee Indians were forced to take is now called the Trail of Tears. The Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride goes a long part of the approximate path.
Also, the 2020 Trail of Tears Ride does not have any registration fees.
** In addition, another bike rally you might want to check out is the June Bug Boogie in Tennessee.