I have been working to integrate three of my favorite things – storytelling, history and bicycling – and have created a Bicycle Tour of the Battle of Atlanta which I lead with families, groups, and for the B*ATL Event Festival in East Atlanta. If you don’t ride, not to worry: I lead the tour in motor vehicles, too!
Trained as a historian, I taught middle and high school social sciences (including Global Politics, World History, U.S. History, Civics, and Economics classes) for five years. My interests have always been in the moments in history where race, class, and gender intersect. Recently, I’ve found myself most intrigued by the local history of my neighborhood and of Atlanta as a whole. I believe history is most meaningful when we are able to connect to the tangible effects of past events on our daily lives.
As a result, I’ve been studying the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War. Living in a neighborhood (Kirkwood) where the battle was fought and learning the racial history of a place so bloodied by a war has made history real to me. In telling the story of the battle on my tours, I hope to help history come alive for you, too.
I have created a Battle of Atlanta tour that covers all aspects of the battle: from Hardee’s night march to the fighting on Leggett’s Hill to the storming of the railroad cut to Logan’s charge (made famous in the Atlanta Cyclorama painting).
Join me on this tour by bicycle or car. Contact me to set up a private tour for your family or group!
Or visit Bicycle Tours of Atlanta to set up a special bicycle tour of the Battle of Atlanta led by me and accompanied by BTA’s trained bicycle guides.