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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

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Bike Your Park Day 2020

All levels of cyclists, especially families, are invited to celebrate Bike Your Park Day 2020, a national holiday dedicated to exploring national and local parks on two wheels. Ridgeland is lucky to have a national park right in our backyard, the Natchez Trace Parkway! This free event will be Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Pavilion at Old Trace Park.

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


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


01nov1:00 pmSpooky 'Cross FestivalEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Kids and Family

20novAll Day23Tour the TraceEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Fitness,Health and Wellness,Outdoor

21nov9:00 amRidgeland Cyclocross FestivalEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Kids and Family


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Let’s Ride: 2020 Mississippi Cyclocross Series is On!

The 2020 Mississippi Cyclocross Series is on, with Spooky ‘Cross set for October 31 and November 1 and Cyclocross Festival later in November on the 21 and 22. These outdoor, social-distanced, fresh-air races are FREE for kids making for a fabulous way to spend a fall weekend. Just what is Cyclocross, you may ask? Way back …

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“Virtually” Participate in National Bike Your Park Day – And Win a New Bike!

Get in gear for National Bike Your Park Day on Saturday, September 26! In order to safely celebrate this year, National Bike Your Park Day will be “virtual.” What does this mean? There won’t be a big event in one location with multiple cyclists. However, we still want you to celebrate the joy of cycling and …

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(Responsibly) Rev Up for the 2020 Renaissance Euro Fest

Make plans to #VisitRidgelandResponsibly and safely attend the socially-distanced, outdoor Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the 12th year in a row, the great automobiles and motorcycles of Europe will be coming to Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland, Miss. Entries in the show will be …

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A Short Guide to Traveling in Ridgeland

We are honored to introduce you to guest blogger and UK based writer, Jeffyne Barne, through this incredible piece about traveling in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Thank you, Jeffyne, for your contribution to our readers!   When it comes to traveling, big cities like New York or Los Angeles tend to get the most attention. So, why …

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Gifts for Loved Ones

As we continue navigating day-to-day life without seeing our loved ones, it can become discouraging and monotonous. We all miss large family gatherings and interactive social events, but we aren’t sure when it will all be “normal” again. One thing is for sure: sending a thoughtful gift in the mail can uplift spirits and bring …

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