a Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride®

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2018 Ride Sept. 21st

26th Annual Ride and Alabama 200 Anniversary

It's more than just a ride, it's an experience....

No Registration & No Fees to Ride

- Always the Third Saturday of September

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This web site is about the Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride® that begins in Bridgeport, AL and ends in Waterloo, AL.  Here you'll learn about the history of the Trail of Tears, see the Trail first hand, and feel the brotherhood shared by those who ride it. Join us on these web pages to see the largest annual motorcycle ride in America, and use the information to help you plan to be a part of it. Accommodations, ride schedule, and event information is all here at your fingertips. Join us on the ride along part of the original Trail of Tears to honor the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole nations.

2018 - 25th Annual Ride Medallion and Lanyard, Limited ediiton Seralized Presented to Gov Kay Ivey at Proclomation Signing

Link Description

  Line Up Down Town Bridgeport 7:am and Leave at 8 AM CDT for our Lunch stop at POLARIS in Huntsville, Alabama.
  Christian Motorcycle Assocation will assist with Line up (http://www.cmausa.org)
  Leave Huntsville (Lunch stop) @ 12:00 am CDT and arrive in Waterloo @ 3:00 CDT

NOTE: Polaris is Hosting Lunch Stop at Polaris Industries 7049 Greenbrier Parkway NW, Madison AL 35756

2018 - 25th Annual Ride Medallion and Lanyard, Limited ediitoon Seralized

Click here to purchase Official Merchandise

2018 - 25th Annual Ride Medallion and Lanyard, Limited ediitoon Seralized
2018 T-Shirts, patches, Pins and Rockers are available in our On-Line store

Official merchandise is always available year round in our on-line store.
Print your own brochure . Simply click on the icons for a printable copy. Note: Please read the brochure for the reason we ride and the trail we take.

Platinum Sponsors
Click on the image to go to the sponsor's website

Click here for SPONSORSHIP information

September 14, 2018 Cherokee, NC
(Unescorted - Ride At You Own Risk)

September 14, 2017 Cherokee, NC (Unescorted - Ride At You Own Risk)

Friday morning September the 14th at 10:00am EDT we will leave from The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 589 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee NC 28719, and ride to Ross Landing in Chattanooga
We will leave from Ross Landing at 3:00 PM EDT to ride into Bridgeport AL for the Official Kick Off Party!

If you wish to stay in Cherokee call
- Ned's Motel 1133 Paint Town Road Cherokee NC ph. (828) 497-3855 or
- Drama Inn, 462 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719 ph. 828-497-3271
and tell them you are with the Trail of Tears Commemorative Ride for a discounted rate.
SELECT the 2018 Ride link at upper left of page for map and ride details
2018 Ride

For more information contact Ike Moore ikem@reedalabama.com
Alan Ward Memorial Ride West to Museum of Native American History, Bentonville, AR
(Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole Nations)
Sunday September 16th 2018
(Unescorted - Ride At You Own Risk)
-- - Sunday September 16th, 2018 Kick-Stand-Up up at 0800 AM at the Sacred Tears Monument at Spring Park in Tuscumbia Al.
Alan Ward Memorial Ride West is an unescorted ride and will leave Spring Park at 8:00 AM CDT for the Museum of Native American History, 202 SW O St, Bentonville, AR. We will stop at Bumpus HD on the way for brunch stop. Museum of Native American History
SELECT the 2018 Ride link at upper left of page for map and ride details
2018 Ride
For more information contact Ike Moore ikem@reedalabama.com

The Bridgeport Trail of Tears Kick-Off Rally 4pm CST, Friday, September 14th

Prayer and Unescorted Ride from Ross’ Landing in Chattanooga leaving at 3:00 PM EASTERN TIME to Bridgeport on Friday. For a complete schedule of all events and the entertainment at the Bridgeport Rally click on the billboard.

Big Money Give-A-Way at Bridgeport Trail of Tears Kickoff Rally

Vendor contact for Bridgeport is Randall Gibson (256) 608-9542 or (256) 495-1169 click on the billboard for details
Five Feathers Lunch Stop Host Sat Sept 15,2018
Polaris, Halfway/Lunch Stop
Huntsville, Alabama

Main Ride Arrival 1030: AM........Departs 12:00 PM.

Food, vendors, and entertainment

Polaris Industries 7049 Greenbrier Parkway MW Madison AL 35756

September 14th, 15th, 16th Fri-Sat-Sun

FREE Three Day POW WOW presented by the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission and UCAN

All Dancers Welcome!
There will be Food and Arts & Craft Vendors
Free Concerts

Click here to see the Waterloo Events & Entertainment

Billy & Pam Burns Memorial Ride - Benge Route to join 25th Annual Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride® in Bridgeport AL
Montgomery, AL - Bridgeport Ride
Friday, September 15th 9am

9:00 AM Kickstand Up, assemble at 8 AM at Harley Davidson of Montgomery 655 North Eastern Blvd Montgomery, AL 36117
11:00 AM - Leaving Roebuck Shopping Center in Birmingham, then
... Stopping at DeKalb County Tourism on AL Hwy 35 in Fort Payne and
1:30 PM - Leave DeKalb County Tourism and arrive at the Bridgeport exit off HWY 72 to
join the from Cherokee NC Riders at 2:45 PM for arrival in Bridgeport, AL at 3 PM.
3 PM- Leave Bridgeport exit off HWY 7 ride into downtown for the Kickoff Rally.

For more information contact
Dennis Johnson email alabamariderdennis@hotmail.com or call (334) 202-4389.
The Riverwalk bricks ordered will be permanently set on August, 29, 2018.
Order your brick now to see it in place at the 2017 ride.
Click on each image to enlarge it.
Your support does make a difference.

Click here to see Waterloo Riverwalk Project Info
ATTOTCAI Spirit of America Award presentation at The Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride®.

Ms. Bridgette Fulmer, a member of the Cher-O-Creek Intertribal Indians receives 2018 Spirit of America Award.
Ms. Fulmer continues to encourage and support the rights of American Indians to pursue their cultural and religious traditions within her tribe and her community.
Ms. Fulmer enlisted in the Army in April 1978 attending basic training and school as a Signal Corp tele typist at Augusta, Georgia. While there she received outstanding marksman and accommodation for outstanding performance of guard duties. After training in Georgia, Private First Class Fulmer was assigned to service in Frankfurt, Germany as a NATO Clerk, Supply Clerk, Orderly Clerk, S-3 Clerk, Mail Clerk, and Company Driver. PFC Fulmer received an Honorable Discharge in December 1979 and returned home to Selma, Alabama to serve 3 ½ years in the Army Reserve.
ATTOTCAI sanctioned events. The Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride® assumes no liability.

Ride At Your Own Risk

2018 Ride September 15th - always the 3rd Saturday of September

Brought to you by the AL-TN Trail of Tears Corridor Association, Inc.

If you have questions or need more information, Call our Hotline # (678) RIDE-TOT or (678) 743-3868

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