The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga are offering a series of free, historical bike tours through Chickamauga Battlefield.

This year's tours are scheduled for May 18, September 21, and October 19. The 2.5-hour rides begin at 9:30 am at Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.

The trip is between 3 and 4 miles long on flat to moderately-hilly terrain. The rides are appropriate for adults and children ages 8 years and older, when accompanied by an adult. Children must be able to ride confidently, without training wheels. All participants are required to wear helmets.

The public is invited to bring their bicycles (recumbent or handcycles are appropriate) and join in the leisurely-paced historical rides.

Loaner bicycles will be available for riders 5 feet tall and over at no charge. The number of loaner bicycles is limited and reservations for them are required; please contact Outdoor Chattanooga at 423-643-6888. If you bring your own equipment, no reservation is necessary.