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Sanford’s Ride To Freedom – Bike Ride & Celebration

Sanford's Ride To Freedom

May 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am 1:30 pm

This event isn’t just a bike ride! It is a journey through our community’s rich history.On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing enslaved people in the rebelling Southern states. It was not until May 20, 1865, that the state of Florida was finally freed and the Emancipation Proclamation was actually in effect.

In celebration of this historic date in Florida, this ride will take you through some incredible black communities and historic buildings that help shape Central Florida. Participate in the 2nd Annual Ride to Freedom – Sanford, FL, on May 20, 2023.

13.6, 25, and 41.4 Mile options. Different paces will be available.

Every registered rider will receive a complimentary Ride to Freedom t-shirt, snack & drinks before and during rides (sag stops), and lunch at Hopper’s Academy.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bicikleta’s Sanford For Cycling, a program to inspire and empower all children in our community to lead healthy, active, and goal-driven lives through cycling.


May 20, 2023
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
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Bicikleta Bike Shop
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Historic Hopper Academy

1101 Pine Ave
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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