Black Freedom Outfitters has a history of curating, one of kind, memorable adventures exploring the rich histories, geographies and often forgotten narratives of Black people and communities. Here are some of the offerings from our roster of past activities.
Black Freedom Outfitters has a history of curating, one of kind, memorable adventures that explore the rich histories, geographies, and often never told narratives f Black people and our communities. Below are some of the offering from our roster of past activities.
ride to afropunk 2013
Starting Point and Destination: Washington, DC to Brooklyn, NY
Length: 6 days
Tour Overview: The Ride to AfroPunk retraces the historic bike tour of 5 Black women who, in 1928, rode their bikes from Washington, DC to New York City in 3 days. This tour honors their adventurous spirit and concludes at AfroPunk, an annual music festival that celebrates the many spectrums of Black excellence.
Black Freedom Bike Tour 2015
Starting Point and Destination: Atlanta, GA to Combahee River/St. Helena Island, SC
Length: 5 days
Tour Overview: The Black Freedom Bike Tour will transverse and honor the semination of Black struggle in the US; the South. We see the connection to current struggles for freedom and liberation for Black lives as informed by the centuries of ongoing struggle, commitment to self determination, and innovative strategy generated in this region. This adventure will honor both those who have come before and guide as ancestors, those we have recently lost, and the preciousness of Black lives. We invoke the spirit and courage of our ancestors, specifically Harriet Tubman and the Gullah people. Our tour will start in Atlanta, a cultural, social, and political mecca for many Black folks, and travel east thru Georgia and South Carolina. The tour concludes with ceremony at the Combahee River, site of the 1863 Combahee River Raid led by Harriet Tubman, and continuing on to St. Helena Island, SC, home of the Gullah people.
Bike the gulf coast 2016
Starting Point and Destination: New Orleans to Africatown, AL
Length: 3 days
Tour Overview: The Bike the Gulf Coast will bike along the history rich Gulf Coast. Starting in New Orleans, LA, a city revered as a cultural, social, and political keystone of the Gulf Coast, we will bike east thru Mississippi, and concludes in Africatown, Alabama, a community established in 1860 by West Africans aboard the last recorded attempt to import Africans for the purpose of slavery. 156 years later, Africatown is maintained as a Historical District by the original descendants.
children of the sun
Starting Point and Destination: Amelia Island FL to Eatonville
Miles: 200 miles
Length: 4 days
Tour Overview: This bike tour explores the rich, vibrabt history of Black Florida. Starting at American Beach on Amelia Island, the tour heads south to the HBCU campus of Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach named after master educator and race woman Mary McLeod Bethune, and concludes in Eatonville, the nation’s oldest incorporated Black municipality and where ZORA! Festival happens every January to celebrate the life and accomplishments of their own, Zora Neale Hurston.