We organize events throughout the world that bring together in solidarity a moving community to deepen our understanding of spiritual, cultural, and environmental issues.
Bikes not Bombs 2020
June 19th through August 9th
White Sands New Mexico to Oak Ridge Tennessee
On July 16th 1945 at 5:29 am as part of the Manhattan Project the Trinity test was conducted. This was the very first detonation of a Nuclear Device, happening in what is now White Sands New Mexico. Also seventy-five years ago the federal government quietly took over 60,000 acres nestled in the ridges of East Tennessee. It was the beginning of Oak Ridge: a city cloaked in secrecy that tens of thousands of people flocked to during World War II, most unknowingly helping to build the world’s first atomic bomb.
21 days after the Trinity test on August 6th at 8:15 in the morning the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, three days later on August 9th the second bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.
75 years later we are still feeling the effects from these events weather it’s the issue of mining, transporting, processing, waist or the development of new more destructive weapons.
So in remembrance of everyone and everything that has been affected by the nuclear industry past, present and future and to discuss our future around this industry we will cycle from White Sands New Mexico where the Trinity test took place and finish at the Y12 Nuclear research facility in Oak Ridge TN where we still are producing Nuclear Weapons. Visiting people from every community we stay in and at the end participating in the Name and Remembrance ceremony on August 6th and the Lantern ceremony on August 9th being organized by The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance.
So come and join us for a day or two, a week or the entire 50 days!
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