Bicycling through History

BICYCLING THROUGH HISTORY

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Disk 3

Colonial Period

Tidewater Virginia Westward

  • Jamestown, Virginia is the starting point for this disk. We revisit the area later to see how it was burned during Bacon's Rebellion. The importance of access to waterways was crucial to development of the early colonies. This ride begins in the heart of the tidewater region.

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  • Fredricksburg and Winchester were both important to George Washington. He grew up in the area along the Rappahannock River, but he had little reservation about crossing the Blue Ridge mountains to reach Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley. These were among his first trips westward and we follow in search of his trails.

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  • The next ride is along the C & O Canal to Fort Frederick. We see how people lived in the 1750's. The French and Indian War becomes a major concern for those who reached the Appalachian Mountains during that period.

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  • We follow the route taken by George Washington from Williamsburg to deliver a letter to French forces in Western Pennsylvania. We also take a detour to Montreal, where the leader of the French colonists was actually located. The story of Benjamin Franklin is introduced with the Albany Plan of Union as we ride through upstate New York. We continue by returning to the James River for a lesson about transportation in the late 1700's.

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  • On the final part of the C & O Canal, we ride into Will's Creek, which is now known as Cumberland, Maryland. We include key sites for Washington's participation in the French and Indian War. We then continue past Cumberland into the Allegheny Mountains to Fort Necessity and eventually reach Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which was alternately known as Fort Duquesne or Fort Pitt, depending upon which year is studied.

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  • A quick preview of the next disk in series is provided.

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