Guided Bicycle Tour on Chattanooga's Transportation History July 11

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Chattanooga History Center and Outdoor Chattanooga will conduct a leisurely bike ride through downtown Chattanooga. Participants will learn about the various ways people have cycled through and mobilized the city.

A Transportation History of Chattanooga will be guided by a CHC historian and Outdoor Chattanooga staff & volunteers. It will begin at Outdoor Chattanooga in Coolidge Park on July
11, 2015 at 8:30am and last until 11:00am. Space is limited and preregistration is required by Friday, July 10th.

Registered participants will meet at Outdoor Chattanooga (200 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405). We will wheel from Coolidge Park to the Chattanooga Choo Choo and then cruise back to Coolidge (about 6 miles). Along the way you will hear stories about the resources and routes that have drawn people to Chattanooga 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, $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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