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Trails, Parks and Cycling

Ridgeland Cycling Trails

The Chisa Foka Multi-Use Trail is a route for cyclists to utilize through the Ridgeland area of the historic Natchez Trace Parkway. The path is over 14 miles and travels from Harbor Drive to Rice Road to Highland Colony Parkway near the Natchez Trace Parkway.  Several side trails bring users of the path to schools, shops and businesses.

The Ridgeland Trails for mountain biking offer ten miles of fast single track with unusual rolling hills and rock formations. These trails are great for medium to advanced cyclists.

Brown's Landing mountain bike trails are also great for beginner cyclists! Like the Tri-County Mountain Bike Association on Facebook to learn more.

The Magnolia Ridge BMX Park hosts races on weekends in the spring. "Mag Ridge" also hosts races every Saturday, as well as open practice on Tuesday nights at 5:00 pm. Rider groups from novice all the way to expert are welcome!

Need a bike?

Rentals and On-site service

For free pick-up, delivery, or on-site cycling service, call Bicycle Revolution at (601) 400-4448. Bicycle Revolution also offers bike rentals: $40 per day or $20 for half-day rental.

Ridgeland's Cycling Outfitters 

The Bike Crossing
115 W Jackson St
Suite 1-D

Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 856-0049

Indian Cycle Fitness
677 S Pear Orchard Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 899-9755

What Riders Say about Ridgeland

"Last week, my cousin and I had a chance to visit and stay in your city as we made our way north, cycling on the Natchez Trace. Inclement weather forced us to stay an extra day in Ridgeland; this was not a problem. Your city has an excellent cycling infrastructure as well as friendly citizens who were more than willing to help a couple of strangers find their way around. I don't have to tell you what a nightmare getting on the Trace can be in the mornings, and that the bike/pedestrian path that runs along the Trace was a godsend! Thank you, Mr. Mayor, and the wonderful people of Ridgeland for making our time in your fair city something to remember with fondness. I look forward to staying with y'all on our trip next year!"

- Mark, Alabama

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When to Ride in Ridgeland

Ridgeland is home to the Natchez Trace Century Ride, a scenic bike ride on the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway. This race offers several distance options (25, 50, 62, or 100 miles) and is perfect for all ages and ability levels. If you'd like to explore "The Trace" on your own, be sure to review the safety information before you hit the road! Any day is a good day for a ride!

Ride On By

If you need cycling assistance, water, or just a chance to cool off, please stop by the Ridgeland Visitors Center, just off I-55 and Highland Colony Parkway.

Ridgeland Visitors Center
1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 6006
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 605-5252

Not near us? Download our Ride Ridgeland guide.

Stay in the Know

Join these Facebook groups to know the latest for cycling Ridgeland, Madison County, and the Jackson metro area:

Madison/Ridgeland Cycling

Women Bike: Planning, Rides and Events

Mississippi Adventure Cycling

Tri-County Mountain Bike Association

Check out another great feature article in Well-Being Magazine. It was originally published in the magazine's March/April 2018 issue.

Ridgeland Cycling Events

January 
Dead Man Gravel Grind
January 4, 2020
https://racesonline.com/events/dead-man-gravel-grind

April 
Ridgeland Cheers and Gears Ride
April 3-5, 2020
www.cheersandgearsride.com

May
Natchez Trace Century Ride & Rockin’ After the Ride Social
May 2, 2020
www.ridgelandsportsandevents.com

June
Heatwave Classic Triathlon
June 6, 2020
www.ridgelandsportsandevents.com

July
BMX Gold Cup Qualifier
TBD 2020
www.usabmx.com

September
Ridgeland Weeknight 'Cross & MTB Short Track Racing Series (Ridgeland Trails)

September 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019
www.mscxcup.com

Bike Your Park Day (Natchez Trace Parkway)
September 28, 2019 / September 26, 2020
www.visitridgeland.com

October
Fat Tire Festival/ McGee Lungbuster (Ridgeland Trails)
October 19-20, 2019
www.tricountymtb.org

Methodist Rehab Ride for Rehab
October 26, 2019
www.facebook.com/rideforrehab

Spooky 'Cross Cyclocross Festival
October 26-27, 2019
www.ridgelandcyclocrossfestival.com.

November
Ridgeland Cyclocross Festival

November 23-24, 2019
www.ridgelandcyclocrossfestival.com

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