The Best Road Trips In America
On a Historic Trail
Start: Selma, Alabama
End: Montgomery, Alabama
Distance: 54 miles
For history buffs and otherwise, this 54-mile ride retraces the route followed by civil rights demonstrators in the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in 1965. Start by exploring the small Alabama town of Selma which was the centre stage for the fight in voting rights. Then get on to the US 80 and ride under the Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of the violent clash between marchers and law enforcement known as Bloody Sunday.
Continue to Montgomery through the scenic country side dotted with farms and churches that served as campsites for the marchers and check out the interpretive center at the site of Tent City in Lowndes County.
For the final five miles of the ride, make sure you keep aside ample time on your hands to visit the Rosa Parks Library, Museum and the Civil Rights Memorial.