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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.

Cycling Trails, Routes & Events

Self-Guided Bike Tour

Pedal to the Metal

Bike Rental & Sporting Outfitters

2021 Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series!

Gear up for the Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series! The Spooky 'Cross will be held October 30th-31st, 2021 and the Ridgeland Cyclocross Festival will be held November 20th-21st, 2021.

These events are welcoming to riders of all levels and categories. Bring the family out and enjoy food vendors, face painting, costume competitions, and more. Ride on!

Natchez Trace Century Ride 2021

The annual Natchez Trace Century Ride will be held May 1, 2021! This event draws over 700 cyclists to Ridgeland.

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

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19febAll Day20Bentonia Burner Gravel RideEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Outdoor

20febAll DayCamden CrushEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Outdoor

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01marAll Day31Dead Man Gravel GrindEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Outdoor

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23aprAll Day25Mag Ridge BMX Gold Cup Qualifier and State QualifierEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Outdoor

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Resolution Revolution – Discover a New You in the New Year

There’s no denying it: 2020 wasn’t the best year to start on a fitness journey. We worked from home, ate too much at home, and tried (however we could) to stay fit at home-all with mixed success. If 2020 left you feeling sluggish and worn down, you’re certainly not alone. Thankfully, the New Year gives …

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Hiking the Natchez Trace Parkway near Ridgeland

With safety considerations in place, an hour or a day spent hiking along the Natchez Trace Parkway allows you to step back in time, often within reach of modern conveniences. Closer Than You Think Open daily from sunrise to sunset, the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail is a 10-mile paved path whose name pays tribute to …

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Natchez Trace Parkway: Rules of the Road

Before you head out for a ride on the Natchez Trace Parkway, be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules of the road. The fast-paced life of nearby interstates and major highways stops once you reach the Parkway. Along this journey your goals should change from getting there quickly to enjoying every moment of the …

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Traveling the Trace with a Historical View

At every turn, the 444 miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway deliver scenic beauty. From the expansive Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland to cascading waterfalls, the water views are impressive. With rolling pasture lands framed by weathered rail fences and quaint small towns dotting the way, you’ll have an endless array of scenery to enjoy. But …

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The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide to Ridgeland, MS

For too many of us, the holiday shopping experience comes down to a Google search and a confirmation email. Two or three clicks per present and we’re all done. It’s an efficient process, but it can also feel unenthusiastic or “run of the mill.” After all, gifts purchased and given without cheer run a risk …

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A Foodie Guide to Top Fall Flavors in Ridgeland, MS

There’s a special kind of magic to the fall. The air grows delicate and the trees erupt in color. Best of all, in our scarves and knitted sweaters we can finally celebrate the flavors that deepen our appreciation of the season. Ridgeland, Mississippi, has the season’s seasonings and bright fall foliage to satisfy the most …

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