a Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride

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Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride®


2016 Ride Sept. 17th

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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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WATERLOO -- Gordon O'Neil Scott passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at the age of 52. Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. until at Murphy's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He will lie in state at the church Wednesday, Dec. 23, two hours before a graveside service at Murphy's Chapel Cemetery at 1 p.m., with Brother Wayne Wood officiating. Pallbearers are Ricky Woods, Robert Woods, Keith Dean, Robert Dean, Tony Orrick and Stevie Orrick. He was preceded in death by his mama, Bobbie Scott. Survivors are his daughter, Heather Scott, of Huntsville; father, Gary Scott, of Waterloo; two sisters, Pam Butler, of Waterloo, and Karen Mitchell (Eddy), of Florence; one brother, Gregg Scott (Leanne), of Waterloo; and a host of nieces and nephews that loved him as much as he did them. Neil was the former owner of Waterloo Market and Grille, where he enjoyed working for eight years until he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Neil was a big leader in the Waterloo Community and served for a short time as mayor. He was a big supporter of the Trail of Tears and worked very hard to help get things ready for it each year. He was known as "The Voice of the Cougars" for his great performance of announcing the football games at Waterloo High School. He was a Harley rider with a host of friends that he enjoyed riding with. He was a hard worker who loved working for the community of Waterloo. Neil had a big love for country music. He had several bands that he loved playing in but enjoyed singing most of all. Neil will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Murphy's Chapel Cemetery Fund. You may sign the guest register at sprywilliams.com.
It is with great sorrow, but now Chief Gina Stillwater Williamson will soar with the eagles and Our Creator

The Honor Service for Ms Gina will be at the EMA building, 3550 Creek Path Rd, Guntersville, AL. That is the building next to Powwow grounds. Time is 1:00PM, December 19, 2015, in meeting room. George Denmark will be officiating. There will be an opportunity for anyone to speak, from the podium or from their seat, anything one would like to share about Ms Gina. Wear whatever is comfortable for you, no restrictions. In lieu of flowers, I'm sure Ms Gina would prefer a donation to the Tribe, to Gina Moseley Williamson Memorial Fund.

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Official merchandise is always available year round in our on-line store. We have been able to restock many items. Please note that items are available in limited sizes and quantity. The ATTOTCAI appreciates your support.
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On March 12, 2014, the ATTOTCAI Officers and Board of Directors were invited to the State Capitol Building in Montgomery to meet and receive a Proclamation from Governor Robert Bentley. The Governor was also presented with the Official 2014 Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride. The ATTOTCAI appreciates the support of Governor Bentley, the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission, Bridgeport, Huntsville, Waterloo, and the many participants. Click on any image for an enlarged copy.
September 18, 2015 Cherokee, NC
Friday September the 18th we will leave Cherokee, North Carolina at 8:30 EDT from the Cool Waters Motel 1133 Paint Town Road. We will ride to Ross Landing in Chattanooga and leave from there at 3:00 PM EDT to ride into Bridgeport for the Official Kick Off Party!

There also will be a cook out and fellowship on the river at Cool Waters 5:00 PM Thursday night. Please let us know if you plan on attending so we know how many to expect. Donations accepted for meal. If you wish to stay Thursday night at the Motel call (828) 497-3855 and tell them you with the Trail of Tears Commemorative Ride for a discount rate For more information contact Ike Moore ikem@reedalabama.com
Oklahoma Ride Sunday September 20th 2015
We will have police escorts thru most towns but some of the rural areas may not have escorts. We need riders to run sweep and help keep the group together, please message to help. Please obey all traffic laws when not escorted, if you get behind, the ride will slow down to allow everyone to catch up

. Line up at 6:00AM at Sacred Tears Monument in Spring Park Tuscumbia AL. Kick Stands Up at 8:00, please have a full tank of gas first stop is 116 miles. Hwy 72 West for 94.6 miles then turn left onto MS-7 go 17 miles to Cousin’s Shell Holly Springs MS after the Hwy-78 overpass on the right, 30 minute stop for gas (662) 252-3150

Depart MS-4 W and MS-7 S, 1.7 miles turn right on MS-4 W and go 57.3 miles turn left onto US-61, go 15.7 miles and turn right onto US-49 go 10.2 mile and enter Arkansas, after you cross the river turn right on US-49 Bus, to Wild Hog Saloon for 1 hour Lunch Stop Depart back to to US-49 W 32.2 miles and turn left onto US-79 go 95.7 miles to I-530, take ramp to left for I-530 N, go 12 miles and take exit 34 turn right onto US-270 S for gas stop on left White Hall Food Mart, White Hall AK (870) 247-4095 30 minutes

Depart back on US-270 W go 44.3 miles and take the ramp left onto I-30 W, go 1.4 miles and take exit 98B to continue on US-270 W go 18.3 miles then take exit 5B right to AR-7 / Central Ave. 1.4 miles to 2520 Central Ave Best Western Stagecoach Inn for a night of rest in Hot Springs AR Best Western Stagecoach Inn-(501)-624-2531 tell them you with the Trail of Tears Commemorative Ride for a discount rate.

Meet at Oaklawn Jockey Club Parking lot on Central Ave South of Hotel on Monday morning September the 21st. Kickstands up at 9:00 AM, depart south on Central Ave to US-270 West to Lunch and fuel stop at KP’s Quick Mart in Heavener OK about 115 miles 2.5 hours (918) 653-7141

Depart US-270 west and US-59 North, stay with US-59 after US-270 turns off continue with US-59 north to Sallisaw OK and go west on US-64 to Vian OK, and turn right on OK-82, continue to Cherokee Heritage Center 21192 S Keeler Dr., Park Hill, Oklahoma. 90 miles 1:45 hours

For more information contact Ike Moore ikem@reedalabama.com

The Bridgeport Trail of Tears Kick-Off Rally 12:00 noon, Friday, September 19th

Prayer and Unescorted Ride from Ross’ Landing in Chattanooga leaving at 1 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

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Five Feathers Rally September 19th
Rocket Harley-Davidson
Huntsville, Alabama
The Waterloo POW WOW
September 18th, 19th, 20th

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Three Day POW WOW presented by the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission

All Dancers Welcome!
There will be Food and Arts & Craft Vendors
Free Concerts by Chieftain and Driftwood Jones
Billy & Pam Burns Memorial Ride
Montgomery, AL - Bridgeport Ride
Friday, September 18th
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.
John Benge Trail of Tears Ride
Fort Payne, AL - Huntsville, AL Ride
Saturday, September 19th
A John Benge Trail of Tears Ride will leave the Alabama Fan Club in Fort Payne at 6:30 AM CST and will go to the Rocket Harley-Davidson in Huntsville to meet main ride. Call Bill Reed at (256) 996-8329 for more information.
The Riverwalk bricks ordered will be permanently set on August, 29, 2015.
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2016 Ride September 17th - always the 3rd Saturday of September

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