Mary, Mary… Where does your water go?
Where does your water go? And who are the people that live there?
This summer the Spoke'n Revolutions team will be traveling locally
We're learning about rich history of North Carolina this summer as we follow the Neuse River to the coast and back.
This year, Triangle Bikeworks is partnering with the Triangle Land Conservancy to take you and 19 other teens on a 14-day trip through 18 counties and 77 towns along the Neuse River, down to the Atlantic Ocean and back. Along the way you'll learn about the people of color who changed the course of culture and conservation in North Carolina, and see the historic sites where environmental justice was born.
During the trip you'll strengthen leadership and teamwork skills, and increase your self-awareness, self-reliance and self-confidence. I know, those may not be the top items of your list of things to learn, right? Don't worry, you won't even know it's happening.
wanna see how we're getting you there?
Here's the maps of our route.
We're going to start in Chapel Hill and make our way to Brumley Forest. A beautiful property managed by the Triangle Land Conservancy. From there we're going to head up to Horton Grove Nature Preserve and make a stop at historic Stagville Plantation, a state historic site.
We'll use the Neuse River Trail to make it to Clayton, NC before taking to the road and all the way to the coast at Harkers Island.
The ferry will take us to the Outer Banks to ride north before coming back to the mainland at Point Harbor.
Once on mainland we'll make our way to visit historic Soul City, the soul in Bikes, Water & Soul, before heading back home