Scout of Celebrating Juneteenth in NEW HAVEN!
this is a scout to check the route planned for the following ride:
Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth. We travel to New Haven Connecticut where we will honor the day with the local community while we enjoy some time away from the 5 Boroughs and check out New Haven and points north.
On June 19, 1865, the announcement was made that tens of thousands of African-Americans in Texas had been emancipated, closing the door on one of the last chapters of slavery in the U.S.
Today, June 19, is celebrated as “Juneteenth,” in honor of one of the final acts of emancipation of slaves in the U.S.
This year’s celebration is taking on special meaning as efforts are underway to make the day a federal holiday.
This is a new ride that is being scouted by Allan on 4/16 so check back for details. Surprised to see New Haven as a place with African American History? There are quite a few places to ride with sights to see. The amazing thing about this country, is how much of it is intertwined and exists because of African American history - much of it, painful and horrible - but so much of it also worthy of celebration and hopefully a much brighter future to look forward to. Join us for a respectful honoring of the past along with a joyful celebration of the cuture.
This will be MODERATE RIDE in the front and the back will accomodate a Happy Face pace BUT PLEASE BE ABLE TO KEEP NO LESS THAN 10MPH IN THE BACK. PLEASE ALSO BE COMFORTABLE RIDING ON BUSY STREETS , THERE ARE A FEW
All club rules apply and the start location will be emailed to the first 15 registrants . Location will be in the vicinity of New Haven Union Station.
Please bring all the usual bike stuff , LIGHTS , SPARE TUBE , HYDRATION , HELMET , MASK AND SANITIZER.. ALSO PLEASE DRESS FOR THE SEASON
ALSO ALWAYS CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS / UPDATES THE NIGHT BEFORE OR EARLY MORNING OF , BUT JUNE IS THE LOVLIEST MONTH IN NY AND WE SHOULD HAVE AMAZING WEATHER . PERFECT FOR A GETAWAY OUT OF THE CITY