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Trails, Parks and Cycling

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.

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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!

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Natchez Trace Century Ride 2022

The annual Natchez Trace Century Ride will be held May 7, 2022! This event draws over 900 cyclists to Ridgeland.

With your choice of distances from 8, 25, 50, 62 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.

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.

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october

09oct7:30 am3:00 pmCycle Out Kids Cancer Bike RideEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Fundraiser/Cause,Kids and Family,Outdoor

16octAll Day17McGee Lungbuster Fat Tire FestivalEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Outdoor

30octAll Day31Spooky 'Cross FestivalEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Outdoor

november

19novAll Day22Tour the TraceEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Outdoor

20nov(nov 20)9:00 am21(nov 21)2:00 pmRidgeland Cyclocross FestivalEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Outdoor

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A Foodie Guide to Best Fall Flavors in Ridgeland

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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Rev Up for the 2021 Renaissance Euro Fest

Make plans to #VisitRidgeland and attend the one-of-a-kind Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show Saturday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the 13th 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 …

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Family Bike Itinerary

Family Bike Itinerary Nothing says “family bonding time” like getting the kids outdoors and off the beaten path. And what better way to get those wheels turnin’ than bringing out the bikes in Ridgeland! Eat at one of Ridgeland’s many family-friendly spots before you hit the trails. Be sure to wait 30 minutes before biking …

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Explore One of Ridgeland’s Best Kept Secrets: the Ridgeland Mountain Bike Trails

Deep in the woods of northwestern Ridgeland, lies one of the city’s best kept secrets: the Ridgeland Mountain Bike Trails. Professional cyclists and casual bikers alike can explore the winding roads and feel as if they’re in a whole different world. The trails contrast heavily against Ridgeland’s populous urban, upscale areas located not too far …

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8 Ways to Access the Chisha-Foka Multi-Use Trail

The Chisha Foka Multi-use Trail is a great way for joggers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts to experience the Natchez Trace Parkway in Ridgeland and the Jackson metropolitan area. And if you’re getting out to explore, why not get the full experience? Check out this list of access points along the Multi-use Trail and the areas …

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Let the Shop Savings Commence! Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday Set for July 30-31

It’s the annual Sales Tax Holiday in Mississippi on July 30-31, 2021. From 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 30 to 12:00 midnight on Saturday, July 31 you can shop for items such as school supplies, clothing and footwear and pay no retail sales tax. Where better to cash in on the savings than Ridgeland’s Retail …

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