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Trails, Parks and Cycling

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Ridgeland is Mississippi's premier destination for cycling. And not just because we're on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Multi-use walking and biking trails, BMX tracks and cycling events roll into our bike-friendly culture. But the fun isn't just for those on two wheels. We've got plenty of parks for jogging, walking and sports.

Pedal to the Metal

Ride for miles on the winding Natchez Trace, right along the water's edge, and you'll see why Ridgeland is a biker's paradise.

Pedal to the Metal

Ridgeland Cycling Trails, Routes & Events

Self-Guided Bike Tour

Bike Rental & Sporting Outfitters

Cheers and Gears Ride

Part of the Ridgeland's Art Wine & Wheels Weekend on April 3-5, 2020. The Cheers and Gears Ride is three days of great road cycling at different distances and pace. Poker Ride starts on Friday with fully supported ride Saturday and a Hangover Shop Ride on Sunday! Register Today!

Natchez Trace Century Ride - New Date for 2020!

The new date for the annual Natchez Trace Century Ride will be October 10, 2020! This event which draws over 700 cyclists to Ridgeland usually kicks off the spring cycling season; however, this year due to COVID-19 the ride has been rescheduled for later in the year.

With your choice of distances from 8, 25, 50, 62, 67 and 100 miles with mild to moderate elevation, it is a great ride to find your stride. There will be “energizer” stops, food and hands-on fun every 10-15 miles.

Parks and Fields

Ridgeland is home to several parks and fields for cookouts, camping, hiking, jogging, team sports & more. Come on out and play.

Natchez Trace Parkway

Outdoor sports and recreational opportunities abound in Ridgeland with its convenient location on the Natchez Trace Parkway National Park, and along the north shore banks of the Reservoir.

Outdoor Attractions

Outdoor Events

Outdoor Events

september

26sep8:00 amBike Your Park DayEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Fitness,Kids and Family

october

10oct7:00 am3:00 pmNatchez Trace Century Ride 2020Event Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Kids and Family,Outdoor

31oct9:00 amSpooky 'Cross FestivalEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Kids and Family

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Natchez Trace Parkway Barn

Exploring the Natchez Trace Parkway Around Ridgeland

Ridgeland makes for a great basecamp to explore all the Natchez Trace Parkway has to offer. This National Scenic Byway and All-American Road takes you deep into the heart of an extraordinary American experience. So take your time because there’s lots to take in – there’s beautiful scenery, exciting history, recreational opportunities and cultural attractions …

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Cycling Family

Dreaming of a Weekend on 2 Wheels

Eat. Sleep. Bike. Repeat. Welcome to Mississippi’s cycling oasis where you’ll make memories for a lifetime on two wheels! Named a Bike Friendly Community by the League of American Cyclists, Ridgeland’s the place to be for a weekend of outdoor fun. Where to Stay Safety and peace of mind are two comforts you can feel …

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Live Music Ridgeland MS

The Live Music Scene in Ridgeland

All over the world, Mississippi is known as being the birthplace of American music. The blues were born here and influenced other genres from rock ‘n’ roll to country to jazz. It’s fair to say that when you’re in Mississippi, you can’t go far without hearing some great music. So what’s the live music scene …

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RV Camping Ridgeland MS

Hitting the Road this Summer in Your RV

As families look for ways to vacation while following the social distancing guidelines in place to lessen the spread of the virus, RVs have become an attractive option for many. Current travel trends show that recreational vehicle (RV) sales have greatly increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Hitting the road in your RV may be just …

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Snappy Sync Firefly Event

Experience “Snappy Sync” Fireflies at Bill Waller Craft Center May 15-17, 2020

Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience the magic of the South’s most impressive population of synchronous “Snappy Sync” fireflies along Mississippi’s historic Natchez Trace Parkway in Ridgeland. The viewing event will be held at the Bill Waller Craft Center on May 15-17, 2020. Witnessing the beautiful display of thousands of twinkling fireflies flashing together among …

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Disc Golf Old Trace Park

Ridgeland Parks and Restaurants Re-open On May 7, 2020 with Safeguards

Thursday, May 7, 2020 begins the re-opening phase for Ridgeland parks and restaurants with safeguards in place.   Old Trace Park on Barnett Reservoir Parks and all related facilities at Barnett Reservoir will open at 9:00 a.m. according to a press release by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Old Trace Park in Ridgeland …

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What else can I do in Ridgeland?

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