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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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Largest Organized Motorcycle Ride in History
2000 - 2001 Rides


Income from Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride® t-shirts, patches and pins made possible a donation of $10,000 for Native American scholarships in Alabama and another $10,000 for Native American scholarships in Tennessee.  The Alabama donation was made to  the AL Indian Affairs Commission and will be distributed in $500 scholarships.  The Tennessee donation is being offered as two annual $5,000 Trail of Tears Scholarships for Native Americans through the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


$500 donated to the AL-TN American Indian Museum, which holds weekly classes in Native American dance, drum, crafts and language for young people.  No charge. 931-425-6131.


The route followed by the Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride® from Ross' Landing to the Alabama State line was marked with 36 Trailblazer signs.

The Numbers

Ride Attendance over 90,000 Motorcycles Participated!! The motorcycles stretched for over 51 miles in length. When the first motorcycle began passing through a town, it was well over an hour of constant motorcycles before the last one passed through. At many points of the ride it is common for a rider to see motorcycles as far as he/she can see in front of them and behind them at the same time.


$500 donated to CIRCL, a Chattanooga, TN non-profit resource center promoting awareness and preservation of Native American history, education and culture.  CIRCL holds genealogy and Cherokee language classes. 423-756-4555.


Trailblazer signs commemorating the John Benge Route from Fort Payne to Guntersville and a historical marker in Fort Payne dedicated Sept. 14th 2001.

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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