a Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride®

Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride®


2018 Ride Sept. 15th

25th, SILVER, 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.

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

Click here to purchase Official Merchandise

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 the Cool Waters Motel and ride to Ross Landing in Chattanooga
We will leave from there at 3:00 PM EDT to ride into Bridgeport AL for the Official Kick Off Party!
If you wish to stay at the Motel call (828) 497-3855 and tell them you are with the Trail of Tears Commemorative Ride for a discounted rate.
The Motel is located at 1133 Paint Town Road Cherokee NC

For more information contact Ike Moore ikem@reedalabama.com
Alan Ward Memorial Ride to Oklahoma
(Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole Nations)
Sunday September 16th 2018
(Unescorted - Ride At You Own Risk)
- Sunday September 16th, 2018 Line up at 0700: AM at the Sacred Tears Monument at Spring Park in Tuscumbia Al. Sunday September 16th 2018 Line up at 0600am at Sacred Tears Monument at Spring Park in Tuscumbia Al
An unescorted ride will leave Spring Park at 8:00 AM CDT for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Okmulgee OK. Lunch stop will be at Wild Hog Saloon in Helena AR and Sunday night stop will be in Hot Springs AR 800-643-8722 Winners Circle for discount rate We will leave from Oaklawn Jockey Club parking lot at 8:00 AM CDT to continue onto the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Okmulgee OK

Detailed directions are on the '2017 Ride' link on the left side of this page 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

click on the billboard for details
Five Feathers Rally Friday September 14th 10:30 AM
Polaris, Halfway/Lunch Stop
Huntsville, Alabama

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

Food, vendors, and entertainment

POLARIS, Huntsville AL

September 15th, 16th, 17th 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 24th 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, 2017.
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®.

Ellen Griffith Rasco, Spirit of America Award Recogniton

Ellen is a member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama since 1983.
She volunteered to serve in the United States Air Force during the Viet Nam War.
She was a Flight Nurse with the rank of First Lieutenant with the Ariel Med Group.
She received the Bronze Star in 1968 after helping to evacuate the wounded from Viet Nam to the Philippines and on to Travis Air Force Base in the U.S.
ATTOTCAI sanctioned events. The Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride® assumes no liability.

Ride At Your Own Risk

2017 Ride September 16th - 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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