Bicycling through History

BICYCLING THROUGH HISTORY

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Disk 1

Colonial Period

George Washington

  • The program starts in Washington, DC. The first ride demonstrates how a relatively short trail can take riders past landmarks from the 1700's, the 1800's, the 1900's and right up to the present time. It is the introductory ride to demonstrate the "layers of history."

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  • The next segment features a reenactment of what life was like in St. Mary's City in the 1600's. This site is along the Potomac River where the first settlers arrived in Maryland. The fashions, the music and the struggles are presented to gain some appreciation for the difficulties encountered by early colonists.

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  • Wakefield at Pope's Creek was the birthplace of George Washington. This is located roughly across the Potomac River from St. Mary's and the improvements are evident from 100 years of settlement. Buildings are more refined and agriculture is the dominant lifestyle. This location along the river also affords trade from ships.

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  • Port Royal is the next location as one of the major trading sites in the 1700s. The town maintains its heritage rather well with many original buildings.

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  • Mount Vernon was a working plantation where George Washington lived. Our bicycle ride follows the same route taken from there to Alexandria, the nearest port town. The trail offers the beauty of the Potomac River shoreline as it twists and turns toward Washington, DC.

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  • The next two segements are along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. From the beginning at Georgetown out to Great Falls and from Harpers Ferry to Shepherdstown, the rides follow exact routes taken by George Washington as a young man.

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  • There is also a preview of future trails and adventures in the series.

  • Look for this DVD series in libraries near you. If the series is not on the shelves: Ask for it!

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American History from the perspective of a Casual Cyclist.


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