Underground Railroad Bicycling Route

Organization: Adventure Cycling Association

Year: 2005

Amount: 10000

Status: Project complete

Type: Bike routes/lanes

Address: Missoula, MT 59807

A grant helped the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) develop the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route (UGRR), a 2,000-mile network of scenic and historic roads that traces the path slaves followed to freedom during the Civil War. ACA produced detailed maps of the route, which stretches from Mobile, Alabama, to Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. ACA worked with local historical societies, museums, and the Center for Minority Health to promote the route and broaden its appeal. Riders of all abilities can enjoy the UGRR for short spins, day trips, or long-distance tours, traveling through history by bike.