Guided Bicycle Tour on Chattanooga's Environmental History May 21

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The CHC is pleased to announce its partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga will continue this season and will be expanding to include bicycle tours. An Environmental History of Chattanooga will be guided by a CHC historian and Outdoor Chattanooga staff & volunteers and will begin at Outdoor Chattanooga in Coolidge Park on May 21, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Wednesday, May 20th. 

Join us for this leisurely bike ride along the Tennessee Riverwalk and learn about Chattanooga’s relationship with the landscape throughout history.

Registered participants will meet at Outdoor Chattanooga (200 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405). We will bike from Coolidge Park to South Chickamauga Creek and then back to Coolidge (about 9 miles). Along the way you will hear stories related to our environmental past and view historic photos from the CHC collection.

Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is appropriate for ages 8 and up. To register, call the CHC, 423-265-3247, option 1 or visit chattanoogahistory.org. The Fee is $10 per person and $5 for CHC members. You can bring your own bicycle, or if you need to reserve a bike and/or helmet from the Outdoor Chattanooga Mobile Bicycle Fleet, please call 423-643-6888. There is no additional charge for bike or helmet reservations. All participants must wear a helmet.


 



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