The Underground Railroad Bicycle Route

World’s Ten Best Biking Trails:

No 2. Underground Railroad Bicycle Route (U.S.A./Canada)
“Upon crossing into Ohio, the route enters Canada at the Peace Bridge
near Buffalo, New York. In Ontario, the route follows the shores of
Lake Ontario and ends at Owen Sound, a town founded by freedom seekers
in 1857.”

The Underground Railroad Bicycle Route honors the bravery of those
who fled bondage and those who provided shelter. This route passes
points of interest and historic sites along a 2,028-mile corridor.
Beginning in Mobile, Alabama – a busy port for slavery during the
pre-civil war era – the route goes north following rivers through
Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Waterways, as well as
the North Star, were often used by freedom seekers as a guide in their
journeys to escape slavery. Upon crossing into Ohio, the route leaves
the river to head toward Lake Erie and enters Canada at the Peace
Bridge near Buffalo, New York. In Ontario, the route follows the shores
of Lake Ontario and ends at Owen Sound, a town founded by freedom
seekers in 1857. Owen Sound is located on the southern side of Lake
Huron’s Georgian Bay.

http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/undergroundrailroad.cfm

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/05/worlds-top-ten-bike-rides.php

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