SLAVES OF NEW YORK, YONKERS AND SLEEPY HOLLOW

A Bronx and Westchester History Tour
A Bronx and Westchester History Tour
Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 09:00

Slavery was a critical part of the economy of colonial New York, and there's no better time like the present to learn how our country's prosperity was based on the stolen labor of Black Americans.  We'll start in the North Bronx at a historical site that used enslaved labor, then head up into Yonkers and Sleepy Hollow to see other slave labor sites owned by the same family. We'll also stop in Yonkers to reminisce about past city governments' devotion to segregation, and check out a neighborhood that had segregation designed into its local street grid.

 

Bring or buy lunch. Return via Metro-North available. Rolling terrain with a few steep hills.

     
 

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS: A reminder that you must register for the ride and that the exact start location will be forwarded to those on the ride. Please 'unregister' if you can not make the ride so waited list folks can move up and take the slot.  All riders should come equipped with a mask, hand sanitizer/wipes, a spare tube, sunscreen, snacks and a bike in good condition, as well as being familiar with the current criteria for riding with the Club.

Mileage: 
35
Ride Type: 
Moderate