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2018 Natchez Trace Century Ride
May 5, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Natchez Trace Century Ride is quickly becoming the largest spring cycling event in Mississippi. Over 700 cyclists each year have jumpstarted their cycling season while discovering our small town charm and hospitality and pedaling on stretches of national scenic byway. This ride starts and ends in Ridgeland and provides an experience for riders of all ages and abilities.
Spring brings warmer temperatures in Mississippi…the glimmering waters and abundant wildlife around the Ross Barnett Reservoir will enhance 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, food and hands-on fun every 10-15 miles.
And you won’t want to miss “Ridgeland Rockin’ after the Ride!” Cyclists get ready for Visit Ridgeland’s Rockin’ After the Ride event celebrating your participation in the Natchez Trace Century Ride. This year’s Rockin’ will be at the Renaissance Join us for a Cinco de Mayo celebration, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a great music lineup and the yearly bicycle giveaway (must be present to win). Rockin’ VIP admission is open to each registered cyclist and one guest. Tickets will be distributed at registration. Rockin’ After the Ride – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Post-ride social presented by Ridgeland Tourism Commission.
The Natchez Trace Century Ride will take place on Saturday, May 5 at 7:00 a.m., and will start at the Ridgeland Recreational Center. Your registration fee includes Welcome Party on Friday evening, ride, event t-shirt, post-ride meal and post-ride social. Registration fees are: $35 (January 6-31), $45 (February 1-April 6), $55 (April 7-May 4), $60 (May 4-5). Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on May 4. When you register for the ride, be sure to order your Natchez Trace Century Ride jersey for $55. Supplies are limited and they are sure to run out, so be sure to register early to make sure you get this cool collectible.
Packet pick up will be held on Friday, May 4 from 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Bike Crossing, 115 West Jackson Street, Ridgeland. You MUST be registered by Thursday, April 5 to be guaranteed a swag bag at packet pick-up. You DO NOT want to miss our swag bag! They are the BEST SWAG BAGS around!
For complete event details, routes and to register, go to www.ridgelandsportsandevents.com. The Natchez Trace Century Ride is presented by The Bike Crossing and is an event of Ridgeland Recreation & Parks.