First, the 2021 Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride will be the 28th annual event. Each year the bike ride is held to commemorate the suffering and death of the American Indians in the 1830s. In addition, the Trail of Tears Ride is on the LightningCustoms.com’s Major Motorcycle Rallies List.
Next, here’s a brief history of the Trail of Tears. First, in 1830 the US there was the passage of the Indian Removal Act. Specifically, one of the requirements of the Act was that the American Indians voluntarily leave their lands.
Then after the deadline in 1838 the remaining American Indians the forcible removal began. Members of the Cherokee, Seminole, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Ponca, and Ho-Chunk / Winnebago Indian nations were some of the tribes.
16,000 Cherokee Indians were part of the tribes in the removal. Disease, exposure, and starvation were common conditions because the conditions were so bad. Eventually approximately 4,000 of the Indians lives were tragically lost.
Next, the Trail of Tears is part of the path the Cherokee Indians took during their removal. Next, the Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride goes a long part of this approximate path.
Finally, the motorcycle ride does not have any registration fees.