It was a foggy morning today. We waited until 9:00 to leave Bowie. It soon cleared up so we had a nice ride to Wewoka, OK where we meet friends riding in “Trail Of Tears Motorcycle Ride”. We rode to Whitesboro, Tx where we took Hwy 377 into Oklahoma. It was a clear cool day to ride. We rode through Madill, OK, Tishomingo, OK, and Ada, OK before arriving in Wewoka, OK.
Several years ago Tishomingo was the trail end for one of the “Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride”. If you are ever there you need to stop and see the Chickasaw capitol building.
We arrived early at the Seminole Nation Museum were the trail end ceremonies were to be held and toured the museum and relaxed waiting for the ride to arrive.
We met our friends, Alfred, Larry, Larry and Shirley, who rode in the “Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride”.
We have ridden in parts of the ride over the years but have never ridden the complete ride. The ride starts in Chattanooga, TN rides to Florence, AL then continues the next day to Hot Springs, AR. The following day they ride to the trails end somewhere in Oklahoma. Each year they end the ride in different places in Oklahoma. Besides being a remembrance ride they raise money to preserve the history of the original “Trail of Tears” and provide scholarships to the various Indian tribes.
The sponsoring tribe provides a meal at the ride end. This year we had an Indian taco. We have had Indian tacos before and they are very good.
At the end of the ceremony a Plaque was given to the Seminole people commemorating the “Trail of Tears” history.
We were treated to music and some dancers from the Muscogee tribe. One of the dancers was the cutest little girl. She was a sweetheart. See picture below.
It was a fun day riding, seeing our friends, making new friends, enjoying the Seminole people and learning about their heritage.
From Wewoka it was short 9 mile ride to Holdenville to spend the night at the Country Club Hotel.
Tomorrow we head to Harrison, AR to spend 3 days riding the many twisties there.
Please follow along on our journey by clicking on the links below…
Day 1 – Georgetown, TX to Bowie, TX via scenic FM 4. (250 miles)
Day 3 – Holden, OK to Harrison, AR
Day 4 – Ride 1 out of Harrison, AR
Day 5 – Ride 2 out of Harrison, AR (120 miles)
Day 6 – Ride 3 out of Harrison, AR (207 Miles)
Day 7 – Harrison, AR to Jessieville, AR (149 miles)
Day 8, 9 & 10 – Jessieville, AR to Scroggins, TX to home