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/
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.
routes and mapping