History Museum Bike Tour Will Visit Veteran’s Sites November 12

GREENSBORO, NC (November 4, 2022) – The Greensboro History Museum is partnering with Bicycling in Greensboro (BiG) for a bike tour of sites connected to Greensboro’s veterans’ history from 2-4 pm, Saturday, November 12, departing from the Museum, 130 Summit Ave.

This Veterans History Bike Tour is approximately 7.5 miles with five stops. Participants will be guided to veterans memorials at War Memorial Stadium and Maplewood Cemetery, and there will be stops to learn about military heroes Maj. George Preddy Jr., a World War II flying ace, and Lt. Col. Robert L. Campbell, veteran of both the Spanish American War and World War I, who established the Military Science program at what is today North Carolina A&T State University. Riders will also find out more about Greensboro’s Overseas Replacement Depot, the largest urban military camp of World War II.

Check-in begins at 1:30 pm at the Greensboro History Museum in Downtown Greensboro. The tour departs at 2 pm and returns to the museum by 4 pm. Participants can bring their own bicycles (and helmets) or call ahead to reserve a Blue Duck electric-assist bike. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration links along with information about reserving a Blue Duck e-bike can be found at the Bicycling in Greensboro website here.

The Museum will also be open regular hours on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, for visitors to explore the Service and Sacrifice gallery in the Voices of a City Exhibition. The gallery highlights the stories of service personnel on and off the battlefield, including army nurses and supply specialists, active from the Mexican-American War through the conflict in Afghanistan.

The Greensboro History Museum, an AAM-accredited Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the City of Greensboro Library Department and operates as a public-private partnership with the nonprofit GHM Inc. In partnership with the community, the Greensboro History Museum collects the city’s diverse history and connects people to that history and one another through engaging exhibits, educational programs and community dialogue. Located in Downtown Greensboro’s Cultural District, the museum is open Tuesdays–Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 2-5 pm. Admission is free. Learn more at www.greensborohistory.org.


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