Find Your True South on Two Wheels
The great state of Mississippi offers a vast array of beauty and splendor. What better way to see the sights and hear the sounds that Mississippi has to offer than on two wheels? The truly grand number of Mississippi bike trails can carry you through cities and towns, across the quiet country, through dense forests and even along the sea.
Ridgeland Mayor Gene Magee is an avid cyclist and has been instrumental in building the dedicated bike trails that run along Mississippi’s city streets, as well as the warren of paved trails that make their way through Ridgeland’s Natchez Trace area. The city is an inviting place to ride, allowing convenient access to the Natchez Trace, giving you a handy combination of civilization and wilderness.
If you want a real challenge, dare to brave the Mighty Mississippi—or perhaps just the Mississippi River Trail. The Mississippi River Trail (MRT as it's known) is a 200-year-old trail that stretches 3,000 miles through ten states—and from New Orleans to Memphis through Mississippi. The trail is designed for bicycling or walking and traverses the river itself at some points, allowing you to take in the majesty of the continent’s longest river in a way you never thought possible.
The people met along the way only enhance the experience of biking Mississippi. Organized group rides and local bicycle clubs always welcome new faces to the events that make the bicycling community in Mississippi a great one. Come find out why Mississippi is called the hospitality state, and experience its beauty for yourself along the way. See you on the Mississippi bike trails!