Inspired by Harriet Tubman and her daring journeys to freedom on the Underground Railroad, Alpha Genesis Community Development Corporation (AGCDC) is organizing a bike ride on October 15 to raise money for the Harriet’s Journey Home project.
The Bike the UGRR ride will be held October 15 and will take riders along and near the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. (Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman was born here in Dorchester County.) Participants can choose either a 25-mile or 46-mile ride. Both will provide opportunities to stop at significant landmarks and sites along the UGRR Byway in Dorchester County to learn more about their historical significance. The ride begins at Cambridge South Dorchester High School, 2475 Cambridge Beltway, Cambridge, MD.
Money raised from the event will support the Harriet’s Journey Home project, which is raising more than $250,000 to commission, purchase and permanently install a bronze statue of Harriet Tubman at the Dorchester County Courthouse in Cambridge, MD. The statue was dedicated on Sept. 10, 2022, but because of inflation, the cost is higher than anticipated, so fundraising is still needed.