600+ miles, 9 states, the same route that French General Rochambeau used, in 1781, to march his army from Newport, Rhode Island, across Conneticut, to meet with General Washington in New York.
Then both armies marched through NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, and on to the British held Yorktown, Virginia where, together, they defeated the British and Lord Cornwallis, in the battle of Yorktown.
This summer I will, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will be Cycling the National Historic Trail-the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route on its 230th anniversary.
Primary mission: to map out a Cycling route on this National Historic Trail from Newport, RI to Yorktown, VA.
1)To promote cycling as an excellent form of transportation and as a way to see our National Park System.
2)Show how cycling for travel and transportation can improve the health of: people, environment, and communites.
3) Lastly, but most importantly, the Historical Significance of this National Historic Trail, and to honor those French and American soldiers who sacrificed so much for us to live in this great country of ours.
Your support is needed.
The official Expedtion site is http://www.cyclingw3r.blogspot.com/ and will give you a link to the Facebook page.
You can email me directly for a address or questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Be a part of something Great!
Bill Poindexter, Expedition Leader
Cycing the W3R Expedition 2011
More details will be coming in the weeks to come.