Detroit Cycling and Underground Railroad tours this weekend

There are two Wheelhouse Detroit bicycle tours this weekend in Detroit which are both fundraisers for MTGA.

The first is Saturday, July 9th at 1pm and its theme is the early cycling history in Detroit.

Detroit’s automotive history was made possible by its deep roots in the world of bicycles! Visit the home of Horatio “Good Roads” Earle, the site of both Detroit Wheelmen clubhouses, the Metzger bicycle shop, the Morgan & Wright tire company, the Bicycle Pavilion on Belle Isle and the home of Fords Quadricycle. Tour will be led by Todd Scott, the Detroit Greenways Coordinator for the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance. Community Partner: Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance.

The second is on Sunday, July 10th at 1pm and will tour Detroit’s Underground Railroad historic sites.

Detroit was an important station on the Underground Railroad, and the final American stop prior to freedom across the River in Canada for many escaped slaves. We will visit the Underground Railroad memorial sculpture on the Detroit RiverWalk, historic Second Baptist Church, and the Underground Railroad Living Museum at the First Congregational Church.

For more information on these tours and many others, visit the Wheelhouse Detroit web site.

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2 Responses to “Detroit Cycling and Underground Railroad tours this weekend”

  1. Aaron Says:

    darn i missed it .sounds interesting. im up for the next one!

  2. Todd Scott Says:

    The next one is August 27th at 1pm. You can sign up at the Wheelhouse Detroit web site.

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