Sponsored by the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the remember the removal ride is a three-week, 950-mile bicycle journey from New Echota, Ga. to Tahlequah, Okla. following the Northern Route of the trail of tears.
– You must be at least 16 years of age to ride.
– Open to any enrolled member that is interested and physically able.
– You must be willing to commit to 4 months of training leading up to the ride and the 3 weeks for the ride itself.
– Must be willing to raise money to cover all remaining costs for the trip.
**Note**: Only a limited amount of slots are available and riders will be selected through an application process and panel interview.
Info: Tara McCoy (7:45 to 4:30) 497-1976. For more information, pictures, and blogs from past riders go to www.cherokeeriders.org.
– Tara McCoy