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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

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2020 Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series!

Gear up for the Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series! The Spooky 'Cross will be held October 31st & November 1st, and the Ridgeland Cyclocross Festival will be held November 21st & 22nd.

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 - 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.

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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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Top 8 Insta-Worthy Spots in Ridgeland, Mississippi

From apple picking to pumpkin patches, jack-o-lanterns to spiced lattes, the fall season is probably the most photographed of them all. Getting out to enjoy the fall festivities this year will require more than a clever filter—it’ll require an abundance of caution and a little creativity. Staying safe this fall means spending as much time …

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Ridgeland’s Al Fresco Dining Hot Spots Reign Supreme

Good food invites us to live in the moment, to be present where we are. But if the last few months indoors have taught us anything, it’s that where we eat sometimes fails to live up to what we’re eating. With primetime Fall season temps officially here, we’re rapidly presented with another option, one with …

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ZOOM-ing Through Ridgeland: Where to Take Your Next Video Call

Let’s be real: while the rest of the world has slowed down, your work load certainly has not. You’re taking more video calls than you were before Covid-19 hit, and your coworkers basically know what the inside of your home office looks like as well as you do. Perhaps you could use a little break …

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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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What else can I do in Ridgeland?

Explore all the ways Ridgeland can bring family and friends together.

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