MontanaPBS Presents Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels
The story of the 25th Infantry's bicycle trip from Montana to Missouri in 1897. Details
Program: MontanaPBS Presents
Episode: Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels
This program tells the story of the 25th Infantry's bicycle trip from Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri in 1897. The African American infantry took the trip to test a theory that the bicycle would replace the horse in transporting men for the army. The program also examines the life of the African American soldier at the turn of the century, in particular First Sergeant Mingo Sanders.
Premiere Date: 12/19/1999
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
To view the full experience of this website, please download and install latest Adobe Flash Player version.