A Sports Management professor at the University of Dayton in Ohio has vowed to make a difference by creating a fundraising tour in honor of black history and the fight for civil rights. However, this tour doesn’t consist of traveling by plane or car. This tour is being completed on bicycles.
Peter Titlebaum has embarked on the “Ride 4 Freedom Legacy Tour” with two other people who are motivated to teach students about long-lasting legacies and the collective history of African-American and Jewish collaboration during the civil rights movement. The tour began at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and ends in Montgomery at the Freedom Rides Museum. Along the way, the tour has stopped at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Etowah County to show students that this is more than just a bike ride.
Titlebaum says he hopes this tour helps to spark a conversation between young people about social consciousness, acceptance, and overall love for all mankind. The bikers are expected to bike more than 600 miles by June 7th.