Thousands of motorcyclists hit the road for 24th annual Trail of Tears ride

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Thousands of riders gathered to celebrate the 24th annual Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride.

The Trail of Tears always lands on the third Saturday of September and honors the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole nations.

The ride began bright and early in Bridgeport Satruday morning and ended in Waterloo. Participants made social stops along the way with their first being at the Redstone Harley Davidson in Huntsville. As many as 15,000 were reported to have rode through Huntsville.

For more information on the Trail of Tears click here.