First History Bike Tour

Last Sunday morning, June 6th, twenty cycling enthusiasts and history buffs arrived at the Historical Society’s Hart House to begin the first annual bike tour of Saybrook’s historic Pequot War sites. It was a combined bike tour, history lecture and video production. The video will be available soon, on the OSHS website, to encourage the many independent bikers who visit Old Saybrook to stop and learn more about town history. A free, self-guided tour map is available at the Society’s Archives Building.

The cyclists toured six historic Pequot War sites, including Saybrook Fort. Commentary was given by Dr. David Naumec, an independent historian who was instrumental in the archaeological investigation conducted at Saybrook Point by OSHS and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Support for the tour was provided by the Old Saybrook Economic Development Commission, and Saybrook Point Resort & Marina. The tour was organized by Tedd Levy, writer, historian and Old Saybrook Historical Society member.

Cyclists gathering at the Old Saybrook Historial Society’s Hart House for the First Annual History Bike Tour

A post-tour lunch was provided by the Saybrook Point Resort and Marina