Yorktown War of Independence Stops by Bike and Kayak Tour
YORKTOWN – An 800-mile cycling and kayaking tour sponsored by the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association (W3R) will culminate at Yorktown Victory Monument, 803 Main Street, around 2 p.m. today.
The trek follows similar routes taken by the American and French armies from Newport, RI to Yorktown in the fall of 1781. During this campaign, the Continental Army under the command of General George Washington as well as a French force commanded by General Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau fought their way from New England to besiege British forces at Yorktown.
The tour, which left Newport on August 14, made stops at sites important to the campaign along the way. Lone rider / kayaker, Sal Lilienthal of Kent, Connecticut, and his support team, Jeff Canning of Cortland Manor NY, held events to commemorate the historic campaign for American independence at each stop.
W3R is a national partner of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail and it works to commemorate the alliance between the French and Continental armies during the American Revolution.
For more information on today’s tour and event, check out the WR3 Website.
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