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We’re Triangle Bikeworks

Where youth come to bike, learn, and lead


The place where middle and high school youth come to bike, learn, and lead! We’ve been organizing youth programming since 2010 for young people to discover untold or little known history, better understand the importance of conservation, grow in their resilience to challenges and build the confidence to face the challenges head-on.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Every summer the youth in our Spoke’n Revolutions program cycle a tour of close to 700-miles over 2 weeks and study history and environmental education along the route. This year, due to Covid-19, the 2020 tour is going virtual, so all of us, young people and adults, can learn some of the untold history of people of color that we didn’t learn in school during 1-hour lunch sessions. Come to one session or come to all of them!

As with all, we’re facing a challenge right now: COVID-19

In the spirit of resiliency we seek to cultivate in our young riders, we’re taking the 2020 bike tour online.

Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

This year’s virtual tour will be four days of 1-hour historical presentations (45 minute talks with 15 minutes of question and answers)

Based around the Spoke’n Revolutions program’s planned 2020 cycling route through NC, SC, GA, and FL. You’ll be learning about historical events and the Gullah-Geechee people and culture following along the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, a federal National Heritage Area.

We think this is a great way to show you what it’s like to be a Triangle Bikeworks rider on tour, minus the long hot days in the saddle. We hope to inspire you to discover more untold history and show you how Triangle Bikeworks achieves this unique experiential way of learning.

WHO?

The youth of the Spoke’n Revolutions program of Triangle Bikeworks

WHAT?

A virtual tour based around the Spoke’n Revolutions program’s planned 2020 cycling route through NC, SC, GA, and FL following the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

WHEN?

July 27- July 30 12:30-1:30 PM

Four days of 45 mins historical presentations w/15 mins of Question & Answer period

WHY?

COVID-19

This year, due to Covid-19, the annual summer tour is going virtual

MEET THE

SPEAKERS

ANDRE TAYLOR

Public Historian, Researcher

Andre Taylor is the oral historian at the College of William & Mary. The veteran award-winning journalist earned his Master of Arts in Public History from North Carolina State University after earning a Bachelor of Arts in History from NC A&T State University. During his time at NC State, Andre studied the impacts of climate change and sea level rise on the cultural heritage of the Gullah Geechee people.

VICTORIA SMALLS

Public Historian, Artist, Cultural Preservationist

A proud Gullah Geechee native of St. Helena Island, SC, Victoria serves in various capacities, as a public historian and educator, artist and arts advocate, and cultural preservationist. She’s steeped in Reconstruction and Civil Rights Era history and Gullah Geechee culture, in which she was raised and nurtured.

MICHELLE N. JOHNSON

Librarian, Author, Public Historian

Michelle Johnson⁠, author of Sapelo Island’s Hog Hammock, a collection of images from the Georgia Gullah-Geechee community. Michele is a librarian at the College of Coastal Georgia.

JAMES BULLOCK

Independent Historian

James Bullock, A.S.C.A.P writer and publisher, playwright, and tour guide.   Bullock is the recipient of the 2006 Interpretive Guide Award from the Castillo de San Marcos, U.S. Park Service.  He is also the author of the play Freedom Road.  He has been a speaker for the U.S. Army Reserve and Florida National Guard and has led tours and presentations at Fort Mose for various Florida schools and St. Louis Urban League.  Bullock is also a re-enactor in the Flight to Freedom Program, National Park Service.

RESERVE

YOUR TICKET

Join us July 27- July 30th for one hour each day or just one day for this unique and first-ever fundraising event for the youth of Triangle Bikeworks where you get to learn right along with them.

We’ll inspire you to discover more untold history. Come learn how Triangle Bikeworks achieve this unique experiential way of learning.

$FREE

SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10

to support the programs of Triangle Bikeworks.

If you can’t attend but would like to invest in the Triangle Bikeworks’ youth, you can get invested and make a donation.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

United Way of the Greater Triangle
Strowd Roses

$5

per month will provide important safety equipment for one youth.

$10

per month can allow one middle or high school youth the enjoyment of a weekend of adventure and discovery.

$20

per month can allow one middle or high school youth the enjoyment of a weekend of adventure and discovery.

THE MOST POWERFUL PART OF THE TEAM

Triangle Bikeworks

DriveChain

Become a member of the driving force that provides stability to the ongoing strength of Triangle Bikeworks.

Monica

This is My Sport Now

Monica is the newest member of the Triangle Bikeworks family who found Spoke’n Revolutions Youth Cycling through her Mom.

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