Join us in October as we bike through history, exploring Virginia’s Historic Triangle – Jamestown, Yorktown, and Colonial Williamsburg. Each town played an important role in English Colonial rule in America, for it was in 1607 that the English first landed in the swampy marshes of Jamestown, and then 174 years later the British were defeated in the Battle of Yorktown (1781), the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War.
Our bike trip is based in Colonial Williamsburg, which in the 18th century was the capital of the Colony of Virginia – Britain’s largest and wealthiest colony in the New World. The entire old-town-area has been “frozen in time” and preserved as a living history museum portraying colonial Virginia on the eve of the American Revolution. Everyone remains in character 24 hours a day – shop keepers, townsfolk, children at play, marching militia, tavern folks, political figures, slaves – depicting the days, months, and years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War. Enjoy lots of open-air theatre, visit trade shops, and dine at 18th century taverns. Come, be part of the story, on your 21st century bicycle!