Ride Ridgeland: Cycling & Trails

The Multi-Use Path is and alternate route for cyclists to utilize through the Ridgeland area of the historic Natchez Trace Parkway. The path is over 14 miles and travels from Harbor Drive to Rice Road to Highland Colony Parkway near the Natchez Trace Parkway.  Several side trails bring users of the path to schools, shops and businesses. Download the map and hop on!

A designated Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, Ridgeland is also home to the Natchez Trace Century Ride, a scenic bike ride on the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway. This race offers several distance options (25, 50, 62 or 100) and is perfect for all ages and ability levels. If you’d like to explore “The Trace” on your own, be sure to review the safety information before you hit the road! Any day is a good day for a ride! No matter your skill level, there’s an informal weekday ride for cyclists to join!

DISCOVER THESE RIDGELAND CYCLING ROUTES and RIDGELAND TRAILS

Ridgeland and Beyond to Pocahontas

Ridgeland Trails

 

 

Looking for something a little more intense? The Mag-Ridge BMX Park hosts races on weekends in the spring, and the Ridgeland Trails for mountain biking offer ten miles of fast singletrack with unusual rolling hills and rock formations. They even offer weekly beginner MTB rides!

Magnolia Ridge BMX
338 Northeast Madison Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-500-2517

Ready to get started?

 

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“Mag Ridge” hosts races every Saturday as well as open practice on Tuesday nights at 5:00 pm. Rider groups from novice all the way to expert are welcome! Check out the video below to see the riders in action!

Ride in Ridgeland!

Mississippi Cycling 200-Bicentenial Celebration

http://200.visitmississippi.org/cycling-mississippis-bicentennial-200-miles-in-the-magnolia-state/

 

April

Ridgeland OBO Tandem Rally

http://ridgelandtandem.com/

 

May

Natchez Trace Century Ride & Rockin’ After the Ride Social

http://ridgelandsportsandevents.com/natchez-trace-century-ride/

 

June

Heatwave Classic Triathlon

http://ridgelandsportsandevents.com/heatwave-classic-triathlon/

 

Mayhem Century Ride

https://100milesofmayhem.racesonline.com/

 

July

BMX Gold Cup Qualifier

https://www.usabmx.com/tracks/1782

 

September

Bike Your Park Day- Natchez Trace

http://www.visitridgeland.com/event/bike-your-park-day/

 

October

Fat Tire Festival/ McGee Lungbuster

https://tricountymtb.org/visitors/

 

December

Delta States Grand Prix Cyclocross Race #4

http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-3285

 

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CHECK OUT RIDGELAND’S EXCELLENT CYCLING OUTFITTERS!
                         

 

The Bike Crossing

115 W Jackson St, Suite 1-D
(601) 856-0049

 

 

 

Indian Cycle Fitness

677 S Pear Orchard Road
(601) 899-9755

 

If you need cycling assistance, water or just a chance to cool off, please stop by the Ridgeland Visitors Center, just off I-55 and Highland Colony Parkway.

Ridgeland Visitors Center

1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 6006
(601) 605-5252

Not near us? For free pick-up, delivery or on-site cycling service, call Revolution Mobile Bicycle Service at (601) 400-4448.

Download our Ride Ridgeland guide here.

 

“Last week, my cousin and I had a chance to visit and stay in your city as we made our way north, cycling on the Natchez Trace. Inclement weather forced us to stay an extra day in Ridgeland, this was not a problem. Your city has an excellent cycling infrastructure as well as friendly citizens who were more than willing to help a couple of strangers find their way around. I don’t have to tell you what a nightmare getting on the Trace can be in the mornings, and that the bike / pedestrian path that runs along the Trace was a godsend! Thank you Mr Mayor and the wonderful people of Ridgeland for making our time in your fair city something to remember with fondness. I look forward to staying with y’all on our trip next year!”  – Mark, Alabama

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“What a beautiful stretch of road. And so nice to see the mayor and another supporter out to greet you. The mayor appearing has solidified my decision to make the Natchez Trace my next trip.” – Vaune Davis, on behalf of Kurt Searvogel

The inaugural Ridgeland “OBO” Tandem Rally was a huge success! Check out our feature in Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine!