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Offline TRobertson

Launching of the forum
« on: June 30, 2004, 05:18:24 pm »
I'd like to welcome you to the Underground Railroad Bicycle
Route forum. On this forum we are going to be hosting the
updates in the development process of the Underground
Railroad Bicycle Route. I'll also be keeping an eye on the
posts to answer any questions that people may have.

Tom Robertson
routes and mapping


 

Offline kansas

Launching of the forum
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2004, 10:12:12 am »
I've never heard of it. Can you fill us in?

Jane

Offline Fred Hiltz

Launching of the forum
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2004, 02:13:44 pm »
What's the approximate route? If it goes through the Champlain Valley in VT, the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburg is a topical point of interest.

Fred


Offline matthew

Launching of the forum
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2004, 04:41:30 pm »
When do you expect it to be available?  This is such a phenomenal idea!!!  

How far into the Deep South are you going to begin?  


Offline TRobertson

Launching of the forum
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2004, 06:35:59 pm »
First off, if you haven't seen it...here is a link to a description
about the project that is on our website:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/
undergroundrailroad.cfm

We are still in discussions about where the route will go. We
have a conference call again this afternoon with the Center
for Minority Health at the University of Pittsburgh, and we'll
talk a bit more about where we think that it should go.

One idea that is gaining some ground is to follow the route of
the song "Follow the Drinking Gourd". Here is a link to the
description if you aren't familiar with it:
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/ltc/special/mlk/gourd2.html

We have talked about starting the route in Mobile, AL and
then following the route of the song up to the Ohio River.
From the river, there are many options....and it's possible that
we might have two, or even three different routes.

Since this is a new experience for us in collaberating with so
many other groups, it will take a little time to get the project
going. We anticipate identifying the first part of the route this
fall and trying to do some research. We hope to have the
whole route mapped and ready for riding at the beginning of
the 2007 riding year.

Tom Robertson
routes and mapping


 

Offline matthew

Launching of the forum
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2004, 08:58:46 pm »
I love the "Follow the Drinking Gourd"  I taught it for years and saw the traveling production.  Great stuff!!  Thanks for all the information.  I can't wait.  
There were always stories around Kansas City, where I live, of the whole thing.  I was just in Nebraska and visited a house that had one of the tunnels for the escapees, too.  It really renewed my interest in the whole thing.  

Will there be periodic updates along the way?  


Offline sbthomas

Launching of the forum
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2004, 07:15:17 pm »
Greetings,

I would also like to welcome you to the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route Forum.  As Dir. of the Center for Minority Health(CMH), it gives me great pleasure to engage the cycle community and the public health community in this important and innovative strategy to GET PEOPLE MOVING.  The CMH will be working on creating the "cultural context" for the route and encouraging people at the local level to identify underground railroad artifacts in their local communities.

Stephen B. Thomas, Ph.D.
Dir. Center for Minority Health
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
www.cmh.pitt.edu


"Be the change you seek in the world", Stephen

Offline grebjack

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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2004, 06:25:55 pm »
Day Tripper - tell me more about this traveling production.  Does it still exist?

Rebecca in Chicago
teasel@usa.com


Offline happyare

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2005, 12:00:17 am »
I just read about this and it sounds like so much fun. Perhaps it could include several sub-routes that are more appealing to kids.

that crazy teenager,
Hapward Weird Annoying Dandelion I. Are
that crazy teenager,
Hapward Weird Annoying Dandelion I. Are