Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bike Riders Sought for Trail of Tears Ride

Bike Riders Sought for Trail of Tears Ride
Bike riders are being sought for next year's
"Remember the Removal" bicycle ride, sponsored by the Cherokee Nation and the
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The annual Remember the Removal ride is a
three-week, 950-mile bicycle journey from New Echota, GA to Tahlequah, OK
following the Northern Route of the Trail of Tears. Eligibility requirements:
* You must be at least 16 years of age to ride. * Open to any
enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation or the Eastern Band that is interested
and physically able. * You must be willing to commit to four months of training
leading up to the ride and the three weeks for the ride itself. * Must be
willing to raise money to cover all remaining costs for the
trip.Only a limited amount of slots are available and riders will
be selected through an application process and panel interview. For more
information, contact Tara McCoy at 497-1976, or for pictures and blogs from past
rides go here.

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