Adventure Cycling Family Ride through History.
July 10-16 2010
A 7 day cycling through history along George Washington’s route West.
This is a camping trip designed and planned for kids’ ages 9 to 18 that are accompanied by an adult over 25 to ride with them. We will start in our nations capital Washington DC, where we will take a bus to the terminus of the C&O Canal in Cumberland.
In the Queen City a 16-year-old surveyors assistant from the Gent survey team, by the name of George Washington, will meet us. Who surveyed these grounds in 1748. We will tour the C&O Canal Museum and other historical sights in the area.
Cycling for the next 6 days covering between 30 and 45 miles per day we will continue to take part in the living history of the area. With encounters with 17thcentury Native Americans, French and Indian War troops from the 1750’s. The riders will take part in a reenactment of the famous Irish brigades attack of Sept 17, 1862 at Bloody Lane on the actual site at the Antietam National Battlefield.
We will end the trip with an outstanding cycling tour of the National Mall in DC by the National Park Service Friday July 16th.
If you want more information on the this exciting ride through history check out the Adventure Cycling Association’s web site on this ride.
Our team has been leading cycling tours along this route since the end of the last century and this is by far the most exciting trip we have put together on this route. If you are looking for an exciting and educational adventure for a grandchild, Niece or Nephew check this exciting trip out.
Please let me know if you are interested or know of anyone who would like to join this exciting ride through history.