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 on 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 (the largest in America) portraying colonial Virginia on the eve of the American Revolution. Everyone in the colonial town stays in character 24 hours a day – shop keepers, townsfolk, children at play, farm families, marching militia, tavern folks, political figures, slaves – depicting the days, months, and years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War. Come, be part of the story, on your 21st century bicycle!
We will end the week by cycling forward to the 21st century, as we take the newly-opened Virginia Capital Trail (paved bike path) to Richmond, the modern-day capital of Virginia.