On April 26, 1777, Sibyl Ludington, aged 16, rode 40 miles to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British. Her ride was over twice as long as the more famous Paul Revere’s. By: Redactor Wollstonecraft & Spencer Freedom Day Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website 8 + = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.