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Name the Ride Contest

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Cyclists cross the old Mississippi River Bridge in Vicksburg

Cycling is on the rise in Mississippi! The Magnolia state now hosts a plethora of social rides, a handful of century rides—those over 100 miles in length—races of road, mountain and cyclocross varieties, multiple triathlons and several charity rides, including a two-day multiple sclerosis ride.

Years ago, Mississippi had another two-day ride, called Bike Across Mississippi. It started in Meridian, traveled to Morton for the overnight stay and finished in Vicksburg with a ceremonial dipping of wheels in the Mississippi River.

The one type of ride that Mississippi has never hosted is a weeklong cycling event. But that is about to change! Bike Walk Mississippi, our statewide cycling advocacy group, in partnership with several other organizations, will sponsor its first cycling tour in the fall of 2016. Read More

Pascagoula’s Fiesta de Cyclovia Saturday November 8

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pascagoula cycloviaI was talking to my friend and fellow bike advocate, Melody Moody just the other day and I was tickled when she told me that Pascagoula, MS would be the second city in Mississippi to hold a Cyclovia!  Oh how I love a Cyclovia!

My avid readers will remember  I was first introduced to cyclovias by my friend Susan from Tucson.  Susan and I had corresponded about the Tuscon closed street festival a few months before Bike Walk Mississippi hosted the first cyclovia in Jackson – Jackson Streets Alive. Read More