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Juneteenth Local Black History 12:35 (VAN)

Distance(s):



24 miles with several short stops to point out locations of historical events in our African American history.

Terrain:

Minor Hills - one honest hill at mile 4 from the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail up to the hospital.  It's in 2 steps, so you get a slight rest break.

Elevation Gain:

599 feet

Pace:

14 mph  This is a town ride with frequent stop signs.

Ride Type:

Group - No rider left behind

Juneteenth is an American holiday  commemorating the ending of slavery in the U.S.

News of the January 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation finally reached the state of Texas two and a half years later, June 19, 1865. 


Gen. Lee surrendered in April, 1865 and things changed. 

Juneteenth is a blend of "June" and "nineteenth".


In honor of this event, there will be a celebration at Hanna Hall / Clark College.

We will start and end our ride there and can join in the festivities.








BHM Moses WilliamsBHM Henrietta Lacks 
We can draw inspiration from history and from "life's most persistent and urgent question" according to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr:

"What are you doing for others?"

We can honor his legacy by learning about our history and leaders and by standing for what is right in our communities and taking steps to make a positive impact on the world.

Description:

We will be riding past some of the well-known and lesser known points of local and national Black History.  This is a discovery ride for raising our awareness of our world.

Route Link

Route can been seen online HERE.

 

Expectations:

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the ride to sign up and be a part of the announcements and safety briefing.

Riders are expected to have read the safe riding policy and direct any questions or concerns to the ride leader.

Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), Road IDs, cell phones, tool kit, mirrors, and pump are recommended.

Check your bike before you come to make sure it's in good working order.  If you haven't checked the air in your tires for a while, please check.

Minors (under 18) must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

Riders should be able to maintain the stated pace, but this is a "No rider left behind group." Please communicate with your leader if you decide to go off route.


Remember - we want to be awesome representatives of the cycling community in Clark County and spread a love and respect for our great sport by obeying all traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner.  Ride safely and have fun!



 
 

When:
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM
Where:
Clark College (Hanna Hall)
1820 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA  98663

Contact(s):
Jan Verrinder
3606073271 (p)
Category:
14 mph ride suitable for Rd Cycling 201
Registration is not Required