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Largest Motorcycle Rally in Northern Alabama

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2023 Ride  Sept. 16th
thirtieth ( 30th ) anniversary of Annual Ride
No Registration & No Fees to Ride

Largest Motorcycle Rally in Northern Alabama

"It's More Than Just A Ride, It's An Experience!"

Welcome to the website of the Annual Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride. This year, 2023, will present the 30th anniversary of the Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride.

If you visit the site to learn about the Trail of Tears and the Ride we organize every year to commemorate the largest motorcycle rally in Northern Alabama, then read on. If you visit here today to see the recap of the 29th annual ride, you can click here. And be sure to visit the 'Gallery' for the most recent photos provided of the 2022 ride. The 29th annual ride was one of the best ever, and if you missed it, you'd have to join us this year! Because we'll be planning some really special things for the 30th-anniversary ride!

The purpose of the ride is to commemorate the event in our history known as the 'Trail of Tears.' The Trail of Tears was part of a series of forced relocations of approximately 100,000 Native Americans between 1830 and 1850 by the United States government, known as the Indian Removal. Members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations (including thousands of their black slaves) were forcibly removed from their ancestral homelands in the Southeastern United States to areas to the west of the Mississippi River that had been designated 'Indian Territory.'

Every year tens of thousands of motorcyclists gather in the small town of Bridgeport, Alabama, to pay tribute by riding the official Trail of Tears route and bring remembrance to this tragic event in America's story. This motorcycle event is the largest motorcycle rally in the world. It has gathered as many as 150,000 motorcyclists producing a caravan as much as 50 miles long!

The organization that hosts the ride, the 'Alabama-Tennessee Trail of Tears Corridor Association, Inc., works to make this event a fitting remembrance and an enjoyable experience for all the motorcyclists that pay tribute. Here on this website, you'll learn about the history of the Trail of Tears, see the trail firsthand, and feel the brotherhood shared by those who ride it. Join us on these web pages to see the largest motorcycle rally in America and use the information to help you plan to participate. Accommodations, ride schedules, and event information are all here at your fingertips. Join us on the ride-along part of the original Trail of Tears to honor the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole nations.

Next: The History of the Trail of Tears

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There is no requirement to register for the ride. However, suppose you would like to join our mailing list. In that case, we will be able to keep you up-to-date on motorcycle ride events and any changes that may be required to keep everyone informed about hotel or camping accommodations or any other status changes regarding the ride.

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