600 miles in 7 days! "Hellow from Montgomery Alabama. We have arrived at the Freedom Rides Museum!"
Day 5 and the team made it to Gadsden, Alabama. Dr. T and the crew held four media interviews and met over 50 children at the Boys and Girls Club of Gadsde, Etowah County. To date the team has successfully climbed over 33,000 feet, which is higher than Mount Everest!
Another hundred mile day, we traveled from Sparta Tennessee to Scottsboro, Alabama. After the ride we stopped to give a presentation to the boys and girls club of Jackson county.
The team has been riding 100 miles a day. After arriving in Tennesee, riders shared their experience with Boy Scout troop 125, Sparta, TN. Next stop, Alabama!
The team took off at 6:30am Saturday, June 1, from the museum in Cincinnati, then biked 100 miles. Everybody doing well.
Photo- arrived in Lexington!
Honoring two museums so future generations can learn from the past. The ride is a symbolic gesture as about the importance of legacy, not only for us on the ride, but also for those who have passed down our history.
Honoring the mission of two museums so future generations can learn from the past, follow the journey of four men with very diverse backgrounds; a Jewish American, an African American, a rider from Nigeria and an Israeli rider as they cycle 600 plus miles in one week’s time, acknowledging the importance of Legacy. These men recognize how far we have come since the days of slavery yet how far we still have to go. “This ride is not only symbolic for us, but for the courageous pioneers who risked their lives for freedom and those who advocated preserving and teaching these legacies as part of our American states.
Dr. Peter Titlebaum, Professor at the University of Dayton (UD), will lead the Ride 4 Freedom Legacy Tour from the Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio to Montgomery, Alabama’s Freedom Rides Museum. He has an extensive background in philanthropy and leadership at charity events that leverage sport to promote his message.
Making stops along the way at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Titlebaum and his team will educate youth on the importance of Legacy and how they too can make a difference.
Through sport, the mission of the Ride 4 Freedom: Legacy Tour is to promote the work of the Underground Railroad Freedom Center, The Freedom Rides Museum, and UD’s Institute of Applied Creativity and Transformation (IACT), expanding the mission of these organizations to educate and influence generations today and moving forward.
Help provide support for Ride 4 Freedom: Legacy Tour. Consider giving a tax-deductible donation to Ride 4 Freedom: Legacy Tour. It is a great way to give back to three wonderful organizations that will affect people now and for future generations.
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Peter Titlebaum, Professor at the University of Dayton, will lead the ride4legacy from the Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Montgomery Alabama’s Freedom Rides Museum. Dr. Titlebaum has an extensive history of philanthropy and leadership at charity events that leverage sport to promote his message.
Peter's past efforts have led to success for his students and non-profit organizations. Titlebaum challenged each student in his sales and fundraising classes to raise $1,300 for charity. To date his class has raised over $250,000 in 13 years for three different causes. Titlebaum himself raised $10,000 for the Young’s Ice Cream Charity Bike Tour in 2013-15.