Small town authentic charm and hospitality, stretches of national scenic byway with a splash of new urbanism gears you up to Get Your Ride On for the jumpstart of cycling season rides. The Natchez Trace Century Ride, starting and ending in Ridgeland, MS on May 2, 2015, provides an experience for riders of all ages and abilities. Register HERE!
Spring will have sprung with warmer temperatures… the glimmering waters and abundant wildlife around the Ross Barnett Reservoir will awaken the spirit for the journey. Countryside stretches in Madison County and Pelahatchie steady the pedals for reflection, and around town spins delight with discovery of each place.
With your choice of distances from 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles with mild to moderate elevation, it is a great ride to find your stride and other specialties along the route. There will be “energizer” stops highlighting local music, food and hands-on fun every 10-18 miles… kudos to all but hooray to those who relish the journey.
The Century Ride will have a mass/wave start at 7:00 a.m. for 50,62, and 100 miles. If you’d rather have a quick jaunt of 25 miles, you can head out at 7:30 a.m. Ride with friends, ride with family or solo the day, but the more the merrier we say!
And you won’t want to miss “Ridgeland Rockin’ after the Ride,” a celebration of a successful ride with culinary delights, toe-tapping music and stories to take home. There will be door prizes galore and everyone will win a health and fun way to spend a day on the beautiful and scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. If you’re the grand prize winner, you can look forward to a Scott CR1 10 CD 22 Speed!
Register HERE. Online Registration will close April 30, 2015 at 12:00 a.m.
Looking for lodging in Ridgeland, MS? Click here to research a few options along with discounted rates. Finally, if you want to help out at the Natchez Trace Century Ride, they would love for you to volunteer. Check out volunteering opportunities on or off your wheels, too.
If you love to ride or you’ve always been interested in cycling the Natchez Trace Parkway, now is the perfect time! Even if you can’t make it to the Century Ride, there are plenty of great places for cycling all along the Trace this spring and summer.
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