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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- 2018 Ride
- Trail History
- Ride History
- T-Shirt History
- Riding Tips
- Route Preservation
- 2000 - 2001
- 1995 - 1999
|Trail of Tears Entertainment
ATTOTCAI sanctioned events. The Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride® assumes no
September 14, 2018 Friday Bridgeport Trail of Tears Kick Off Party
12 Noon -Event opens - free of charge - everyone invited to attend.
3 PM Bikers arrive from Cherokee Indian Reservation
The Kickoff Party starts here!
3:30 - Official opening ceremony. Welcome by Mayor Hughes
Blessing of the Bikes by Christian Motorcycle Association
Presentation of the "Spirit of America" award - Jerry Davis
4:00 - Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard
Anna Beth McSpadden will sing the National Anthem 4:30 - Presentation of Miss Indian Alabama
5:00 - Indian Friendship Ceremony
5:30 - Hula Hoop Contest -Keily Phillips
6:00 -Robert Lee, Singer
7 PM Confederate Railroad will perform a Free Concert from The Official Trail of Tears Mural Stage in Downtown Bridgeport
8 PM firework show while Confederate Railroad is playing
Tickets available for $500 Give-a-Way drawings every hour 6-7-8 and 9PM
Food and other Vendors on Alabama Street
All day -vendors. DJ Terry Haywood will spin the tunes throughout the evening. Kids’ Corner -bounce houses,
slides, rock climber & more. Tram rides all day to the beautiful Tennessee River Walking Bridge & history tours
around the Historic Battery
Hill. Barney "Fife" Woods will be on hand to meet visitors & pose for pictures.
Barney will lead the bike parade out of town on Saturday with his 1963 Ford Galaxie Squad Car.
Saturday September 15, 2018 - 7 AM Bikers will organize downtown Alabama Ave to 7th Street to Hwy 72 for the ride to Waterloo.
Bridgeport Lions Club will host a "send off ' breakfast that morning starting at 6 AM downtown.
For more information call: (678) RIDE-TOT (678) 743-3868
Click on Accommodations in the Menu on the left for a list of area motels.
*** For Vendor and more information please Email Ms. Lisa Parton or by Phone (256) 548-0031
- Bridgeport Alabama Vendor Form and Information.