Historic Triangle-Based Episode of ‘American Ride’ Set to Air Today

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Stan Ellsworth shot an episode of American Ride in the Historic Triangle. (file photo)
Stan Ellsworth shot an episode of American Ride in the Historic Triangle. (File Photo)

An episode of American Ride, a BYU-TV program that travels to famous historical locations, filmed in the Williamsburg area will air today.

The show follows biker and former high school history teacher Stan Ellsworth as he rides a Harley-Davidson motorcycle around America and teaches about notable events in history.

In April, camera crews descended onto the Historic Triangle to shoot an episode for the ninth season of American Ride. In the episode, Ellsworth visits Colonial Williamsburg, the College of William & Mary and the Yorktown battlefields.

Parts of the show shot in Williamsburg will focus on Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, while the Yorktown scenes will explore Alexander Hamilton’s leadership during an attack on Reboubt 10 during the Battle of Yorktown.

The episode will air at 8 p.m. today on BYU-TV, a television channel operated by Brigham Young University. BYU-TV is available in every state through cable and satellite providers. It can be viewed on devices such as Roku, XBox 360, Amazon FireTV, iOS and Android devices.

Those looking to catch the show online can view the episode at byutv.org during the show’s scheduled air time. To view previous episodes of American Ride, click here.

To learn more about the show’s filming in Williamsburg, click here.