Faces of America Underground Railroad Ride Elyria-Oberlin June 2019

This cycling adventure incorporates the industrial heritage of Elyria, OH and the academic heritage of Oberlin, OH as adventurers ride the easy, flat 9 mile Northcoast Inland Trail, a Rails-to-Trails facility. Then, we explore and ponder our nation’s Underground Railroad history and the plight of enslaved Americans by visiting, by bike, seven significant sites. Among others, these include Toni Morrison Society’s Bench By the Road and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Picnic follows.