Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Inaugural UGRR Cyclists in Cincinnati

Today, the inaugural riders started their day at East Fork Lake State Park, and rode a ceremonial ride to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati. Members of the Cincinnati Cycle Club joined them for the ride, along with staff members from the Freedom Center. Joan and I attended, and rode with the group. (Click on the photos to enlarge. Hit BACK on your browser to return to the Blog.)

In attendance was Allison Keyes, from National Public Radio. She rode with the group today, and will be with them during the ceremonies at the Freedom Center on Thursday. She is doing a feature story on the trail, its purpose, and this group's ride. She expects it to air on either All Things Considered or Morning Edition within the next couple of weeks.

Below, part of the group of riders, taking a time-out near Mariemont.

We stopped at the Harriett Beecher Stowe House on Gilbert Ave., and were given a short tour.

When we reached the Freedom Center, the group pitched their tents on the grounds behind the Center. Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals, is in the background.

By the time we rode home, Joan and I had covered about 26 miles, our final training ride. Now it is time to finish packing and get ready for our departure in the morning.

1 comment:

Ggsmammashari said...

I am so glad you posted these. I live in Covington and came across the river last week and was wondering why there were tents in the grass there. That explains it.