Annual commemorative motorcycle ride held in north Alabama

The Associated Press - September 22, 2019 9:54 am

Image: WVTM

WATERLOO, Ala. (AP) – Hundreds of motorcycles rumbled across north Alabama on Saturday for the 26th annual Trail of Tears commemorative ride.
Riders departed Bridgeport in northeastern Alabama in the morning on their way toward the northwest Alabama town of Waterloo.
There are no registration fees and anyone can participate. Tens of thousands of riders have joined in the event some years.
The more than 200-mile ride began in 1994 in remembrance of the removal of American Indians from the Southeast to Oklahoma in the 1830s during a forced migration that became known as the Trail of Tears.
The path through north Alabama followed roughly along what is U.S. 72 today.

 

Latest Stories

Shelley Arrott to Retire as Superintendent, Become Chamber CEO

Rich Cantillon, longtime CEO of the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce, will retire at the end...

Hospice of North Central Oklahoma’s Memorial Candle Lighting Service This Week in Ponca City

The Hospice of North Central Oklahoma Annual Candle Lighting Memorial Service will be held at 6:00...

Area Christmas Parades Offer Community Celebration’s for the Holiday Season

The Old Tyme Christmas Celebration in Tonkawa is Thursday, December 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm....