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Cherokee Nation's journey that participants across seven states experience what is commonly known as the Trail of Tears. The bike ride began in New Echota, Ga., the Nation's last capital before removal, and will followed the northern route of the Trail of Tears ending in Tahlequah. The 950-mile journey spans Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Participants put their bodies to the test as they traveled an average of 60 miles a day, mirroring in part the hardships of their Cherokee ancestors who made the same trek on foot more than 170 years ago.
Riders stopped at Fall Creek Falls State Park Wednesday June 5th. Friends members were there to welcome the riders as they approached our area with drinks and snacks.
The Friends Past President and 15 years of never-ending support!