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The Underground Railroad Bicycle Tour

Location

Albany NY
194 Livingston Ave
Albany NY, NY 12210

County: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson

Date(s)

  • September 22, 2019, 9:30AM

Details

Event Type Bike Tour Description The Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital District and the Albany Bicycle Coalition are collaborating on an exciting and informative bicycle tour of historic sites and structures relating to the Underground Railroad Movement in the Capital Region. We begin and end at the Stephen and Harriet Meyers Residence in Albany, an outstanding artifact from the Anti-slavery period and ride north along the Hudson River to Troy NY where the true story of Charles Nalle and how Harriet Tubman helped him escape the evil bounty hunters hot on his trail will be explored. Paul Stewart, co-founder of the URHP will accompany us on the tour and deliver commentary at selected sites along the way. Our return to Albany will be on the lovely and scenic Mohawk- Hudson Bike Path where refreshments are available after the ride. Sponsoring Organization The Underground Railroad History Project and the Albany Bicycle Coalition

Contact Information

hardworkinjohn@aol.com
518.225.4209

Registration

Advance registration required.
September 18, 2019 518.225.4209 hardworkinjohn@aol.com
$25 includes refreshments at end of ride

Additional Information

We'll be riding a 10-12mph pace on paved city streets and bike paths. The terrain is mostly flat. There is a short steep climb at the end of the ride with refreshments to follow.
Activities: An optional house tour at the Stephen and Harriet Meyers Residence will be offered after the ride. Mary Liz and Paul Stewart will be available for questions concerning the Underground Railroad Movement. The Albany Bicycle Coalition members will also be available for questions concerning bikes, bike safety and bicycle related projects in the Capital Region.
Additional Equipment Required: Participants should be in good physical condition, able to ride a bicycle safely in moderate traffic and be prepared to handle adverse road conditions. A bicycle helmet is required and must be worm while on the ride. It is strongly recommende that participants bring extra water and snack, a patch kit and air pump in case of a flat tire. Bring suitable clothing for riding in all weather. There will be refreshments served at the end of ride.

Event Duration (hours): 4
Lunch Break: Yes
Difficulty: Moderate
Not suitable for children under age 18.
Length (miles): 20
Path: Returns to start

Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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