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The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Tour

BIKE

Physical activity designed to educate on bike safety and group riding.

LEARN

Experiential Learning: a way to deepen the knowledge obtained with Untold History and Environmental Justice.

LEAD

Ability to work with a team, set goals, and obtain them. Leadership over one’s own life.

Getting To Know The Past

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor is a National Heritage Area and it was established by the U.S. Congress to recognize the unique culture of the Gullah Geechee people who have traditionally resided in the coastal areas and the sea islands of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.  Visit us to learn more about Gullah Geechee people and a unique, world culture.

The Gullah Geechee people are descendants of Africans who were enslaved on the rice, indigo and Sea Island cotton plantations of the lower Atlantic coast.  Many came from the rice-growing region of West Africa.  The nature of their enslavement on isolated island and coastal plantations created a unique culture with deep African retentions that are clearly visible in the Gullah Geechee people’s distinctive arts, crafts, foodways,  music, and  language.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND MUSIC

A Journey of Discovery

The path is straightforward:

Get to Wilmington, go South

A Fantastic Tour

Taking a 700-mile bike ride along the coastal south in July might not sound like fun. But that’s how our group of middle- and high-school age cyclists will be spending their summer vacation. We’ll be traveling through the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, which recognizes and preserves the culture of people brought from West and Central Africa and enslaved.

The route will take us from our home in Carrboro, NC east to Wilmington, NC. Then south to towns and cities such as Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, and St. Augustine, FL.


We make the topics enjoyable and exciting.

Social Emotional Learning

Most people can’t see how biking, history, and environmental justice mixes. But we can.

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor tour will be a tour of personal discovery and historical enlightenment.

Each student draws upon their own reserves to make the arduous journey. Although there’s no true monetary costs for the youth’s participation we ask that they also raise funds to act upon their own behalf. This is part of their Social Emotional Learning and our standards for them to Set and Achieve Personal Goals and their Recognition of Community Resources.

Testimonials

I did the King to King and the Gullah Geechee tour and it was something that I never really got to learn in school or it was actually never taught to me in school.

Ree Ree

Testimonials

I taught my friends some things in history! Like the way that they viewed things were a little different from what I was taught in SNR so I would sometimes correct them or tell them what my experience with that history lesson was.

Noah

Testimonials

I think it was personal to me because it really challenged my beliefs of myself.

Cindy

Cindy
United Way of the Greater Triangle
Strowd Roses
New Belgium Brewing

A preserved culture

and way of life

EXTRA! EXTRA!

Community Wide Event

2021 Virtual Tour

Triangle Bikeworks will host its annual Community Lunch & Learn series June 14, 2021 – June 17, 2021

from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

This summer’s Lunch & Learn focus is

“The Great Migration.”

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