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 Trail of Tears history. First, in 1830, the US passed the Indian Removal Act. To clarify, the Act required that the American Indians voluntarily leave their lands.
Following in 1838, the remaining American Indians were forcibly removed when the deadline expired. Included in the removal were members of the Cherokee, Seminole, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Ponca, and Ho-Chunk/Winnebago nations.
During the removal approximately 16,000 Cherokee were forced to leave by the military. Many of them suffered from disease, exposure, and starvation. Tragically, approximately 4,000 of them died.
Next, the path that some of the Cherokee Indians who 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.
-FEES: There Are No Registration or Fees for the Trail of Tears Ride.