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Iron Riders 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps Epic Ride
Registration is not required.


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Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 759-7300
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No registration required (all ages) In June of 1987, the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, an all black unit known as "Buffalo Soldiers," embarked on a 1,900 mile long bicycle ride from Fort Missoula, Montana to St. Louis, Missouri. Called "The Great Experiment" in national newspapers, the ride was part of a trial by the U.S. Army to determine the effectiveness of moving troops by bicycle. Missouri State Parks Interpreter, Kevin Smith will give a presentation on this epic journey. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor at least one week prior to the program. Kathy A Kottemann