On the podcast today meet Julia Rose who is on to talk about a fall ride full of fun but also full of history.
It is a weekend ride in September 15-17, 2023 and it is called the Iowa Underground Railroad Ride. It is a fully supported bike ride with just under 70 miles each day.
The majority of Underground Railroad activity in Iowa took place in Fremont and Mills counties, where fugitive slaves traveled from western Missouri. Southeastern Iowa also had many fugitive slaves from northeastern Missouri making their way to the Mississippi River and Illinois.
Riders will get to tour the historic Todd House in Tabor and also explore the grounds of the Hitchcock House in Lewis. For ride information as well as history on the Iowa Underground Railroad, the website is iowaundergroundrailroadride.com