Cycling

Over the past decade or two, cycling has become one of Mississippi’s fastest-growing outdoor activities. From swift and steep single-track bike routes in dense hardwood forests, to high mileage rail trails that run through scenic small towns, Mississippi has a wide assortment of biking trails that span the state. A few of the more popular rides are the Natchez Trace Parkway, which crisscrosses the state for 300 miles. Another popular trail is the longleaf Trace, a 41-mile journey that is one of the nation’s first rails-to-trails projects. The Tanglefoot Trail, Mississippi’s longest rails-to-trails conversion, meanders 43.6 miles through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, while the 200-year-old Mississippi River Trail (MRT) lead you 3,000 miles through 10 states, following the Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans. Mountain biking also continues to grow rapidly in Mississippi, and numerous trails can be found in our state parks and in our six national forests.

For the latest events and information related to biking in Mississippi, visit the Bike Walk Mississippi site.

  • Great Mississippi River Balloon Race

    October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

    The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race is the most colorful annual event in Natchez, with gorgeous hot air balloons filling the skies over the river as local and national talent fill the air with live music.

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  • 7th Annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival

    October 20 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

    Proclaimed as the “Hot Tamale Capital of the World” this unique festival features multiple tamale vendors, music, eating contest, famous chefs and much more.

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  • Sanderson Farms Championship

    October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm

    A great annual stop on the PGA Tour. Enjoy the hospitality, the serenity of the Country Club of Jackson, the pristine course, great food and great people.

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