Chickamauga Battlefield Partners with Outdoor Chattanooga to Provide Guided Bike Tours
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park announces free monthly guided bicycle tours of Chickamauga Battlefield April through October, 2008, made possible through a partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga.
Beginning on Saturday, April 26, at 9:30 a.m. and continuing monthly through October, Park Rangers will lead a 7 to 10 mile bicycle tour of the historic resources at Chickamauga Battlefield. Tours will depart from the ChickamaugaBattlefieldVisitorCenter and will last approximately 3 hours.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycles. All participants are required to wear a helmet. Outdoor Chattanooga, a division of the City of Chattanooga Park’s and Recreation Department, will provide 10 Bianchi Milano Cruiser Bicycles and helmets for visitors without bicycles. Outdoor Chattanooga’s bicycles will be available for adults and children under their supervision at each monthly bicycle tour through October. Riders must be at least 5 feet tall to use bicycles provided by Outdoor Chattanooga. Bicycle reservations are required, and can be made by calling Chickamauga and ChattanoogaNationalMilitaryPark at (706) 866-9241.
Additional bicycle tours in the battlefield are scheduled on Saturday, May 24, June 28, August 23, September 20, and October 18. All rides will begin at 9:30 a.m. E.D.T.
For more information contact the ChickamaugaBattlefieldVisitorCenter at (706) 866-9241 x123.
Did You Know?
In 1838, twenty-five years before he led the Confederate army defending Chattanooga, North Carolina native Braxton Bragg was part of a U.S. Army unit assigned to roundup and relocate members of the Cherokee Nation from the very area of much of the eventual Civil War Campaign for Chattanooga.