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  • Five riders and a film crew hope to use history and the present to inspire a future generation of cyclists with the Underground Railroad Ride.¬†¬†¬†John Shackelford, a 25 year old NYC bicycle messenger and his friends, will traverse¬†1,114 miles on bicycle along an on/off road route known as the Underground Railroad. Where black people historically fled slavery to search for freedom in the United States. ¬†The journey is a medium to process this struggle. ¬†Their mission is to share a black cycling story told through activism and adventure,¬†to stay positive, empower, and inspire. ¬†They will¬†end the journey¬†with a critical mass bike ride through Washington DC. ¬†Follow their story here>>