Now that it’s winter, we’re catching up on some past-due blog posts. Expect more stories about trips from the spring and summer of 2011 to be posted in the next weeks.
Jonah leads bicycle tours of the Battle of Atlanta and was the tour guide for the annual B*ATL Festival’s bicycle tour in July 2011. This tour takes cyclists through many of the modern Atlanta neighborhoods where the Battle of Atlanta was fought during the Civil War 150 years ago. We bike from East Atlanta to Edgewood to Inman Park to Cabbagetown to Grant Park to Ormewood…then return to East Atlanta, where some of the first shots of the battle were fought. Though only a very few of the remains of the Atlanta fortifications are still visible in Grant Park, we cycled past the Lowes were General Logan led his famous charge, over the I-20 Interstate Overpass that used to be Leggett’s Hill (the central point of the battle) and through the MARTA station where DeGress’s battery once stood. Below are some photos of the tour (click on each photo to view a larger version):