a Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride

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2017 Ride Sept. 16th

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

No Registration & No Fees to Ride

** The 24th Annual Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride® will be held on Sept 16, 2017 **

- 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.
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  Line Up Down Town Bridgeport 7:am and Leave at 8 AM CDT for our first stop at the Redstone Harley Davidson and Polaris in Huntsville, Alabama.
  Christian Motorcycle Assocation will assist with Line up (http://www.cmausa.org)
  Leave Huntsville (Lunch stop) @ 12:30 am CDT and arrive in Waterloo @ 3:00 CDT

Click here to purchase Official Merchandise

2017 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 15, 2017 Cherokee, NC
(Unescorted - Ride At You Own Risk)
Cherokee NC Thursday Night September the 14th there will be a cook out and fellowship on the river at Cool Waters Motel, Please let us know if you plan on attending so we know how many to cook for. Donations will be accepted to cover expenses for the food and drink.

Friday morning September the 15th 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 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
Oklahoma Ride Sunday September 17th 2017
(Unescorted - Ride At You Own Risk)
- Sunday September 17th, 2017 Line up at 0700: AM at the Sacred Tears Monument at Spring Park in Tuscumbia Al. Sunday September 17th 2017 Line up at 0600am at Sacred Tears Monument at Spring Park in Tuscumbia Al
- Kick stands up at 0800am: Make sure you have a full tank of gas, 1stgas stop 116 miles
- Hwy 72 West for 94.6 miles, Turn left on MS-7
- Drive 17 miles to Cousins Shell Holly Springs, MS for a 30 minute gas stop 662-252-3150
- Depart MS-4 West/MS-7 South drive 1.7 miles turn right on MS-4 West
- Drive 57 miles turn left on US 61Ř Drive 15.7 miles turn right on US 49
- Drive 10 miles enter into Arkansas
- Turn right onto US 49 business district after you cross the river
- Turn right onto Missouri Street then turn right onto Cherry Street
- Arrive at Wild Hog Saloon Helena Arkansas for a 1 hour lunch stop
- Depart Wild Hog Saloon follow 49N business District
- Turn left onto US 79 South/I-530 North stay to your left onto US 79South/I-530
- Drive 12 miles take exit 34
- 30 minute Gas stop at Big Red Valero Travel Plaza,
- 8110 Sheridan Rd White Hall Ark 870-247-0749
- Depart back on 270 West drive 44.3 miles take ramp to left for I-30 West
- Drive 1.4 miles and take exit 98B to continue on 270 West
- Drive 18.3 miles take exit 5B right onto AR-7/Central Avenue
- Drive 1.4 miles to Best Western Stage Coach 2520 Central Avenue Hot Springs, AR PH: 501-624-2531
- Make sure to let them know you are riding with the Trail of Tears for a discount
For more information contact Ike Moore ikem@reedalabama.com

The Bridgeport Trail of Tears Kick-Off Rally 4pm CST, Friday, September 15th

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 15th 10:30 AM
Redstone Harley-Davidson
Huntsville, Alabama
Main Ride Arrival 1030: AM........Departs 12:30 PM. For More information contact Moe Meredith 256-384-6868,
The Waterloo POW WOW
September 15th, 16th, 17th

Click here to see the Waterloo Entertainment

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
Billy & Pam Burns Memorial Ride
Montgomery, AL - Bridgeport Ride
Friday, September 15th
The Ride will assemble at the Heritage Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL at 9 AM and leaving at 10:30, stopping at Roebuck Shopping Center in Birmingham and leaving there at 12:30 PM. Again Stopping at the Alabama Fan Club in Fort Payne and leave there at 2:30 and arrive in Bridgeport, AL at 4 PM. For more information contact Dennis Johnson email alabamariderdennis@hotmail.com or call (334) 396-2306.
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.
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Your support does make a difference.

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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