Thousands of North Alabama bikers commemorate Trail of Tears

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Thousands of motorcycles rolled into Madison on Saturday for the 29th annual Trail of Tears Commemorative Ride. 'I think it ...

September 19, 2022
5:04 AM

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Thousands of motorcycles rolled into Madison on Saturday for the 29th annual Trail of Tears Commemorative Ride. 'I think it goes back to the horse and carriage,' said American legion Post 229 Commander Larry Vannoy. 'Now our steeds are motorcycles.' Riders from across the country gather in Alabama on the third Saturday of September each year to remember the forced journey thousands of Native Americans took because of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The North Alabama portion of the ride stretches from Bridgeport to Waterloo and commemorates the trail five Native American tribes followed when they were forced to leave the state.

Kayla Smith