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Belles on Bikes – Natchez

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The south’s largest Women’s Only ride!



17 miles—Girls’ School – Ride out to the historic site of the Elizabeth Female Academy.
28 miles—Taste of the Trace – This route will take riders to Emerald Mound, one of the largest Indian mounds in North America.
48 miles—Church Hill Loop – Ride past antebellum mansions and historic Christ Church.
57 miles—Natchez State Park – Includes the Church Hill Loop and a turn through the park.

Hotels Closest to the ride start:

The Natchez Grand is literally next to the start/finish

Holiday InnHampton Inn and Isle of Capri Hotel are about 1.5 miles away  – close enough to leave your car parked and ride to the starting point of the ride.




Tour of Lights Bicycle Ride hosted the City of Pascagoula

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Enjoy the lights of Christmas by touring various neighborhoods in Pascagoula. There will be a tacky sweater and decorated bike contest for your enjoyment. A portion of the ride will take place after dark so lights are required and helmets are highly recommended. You are encouraged to bring your favorite holiday treat to share with the group; hot chocolate and coffee will be provided after the ride.

Welcome to Crooked Letter Cycling – Mississippi’s Cycling Resource!

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CLC_logoEveryone knows that Mississippi is the home of the Natchez Trace Parkway, a great place to ride. But do you know where and when to pedal to the blues in the Delta, to play bike polo in the state capitol, to mountain bike in the Pine Belt, to meander the Mississippi Coastal Heritage Trail, to travel the Longleaf in South Mississippi, to tour the Tanglefoot in North Mississippi?

Now you do.

You’ve found the one-stop resource for everything cycling-related in the Hospitality state! Crooked Letter Cycling is where you’ll discover where to ride in Mississippi, from the Mississippi River to the Alabama state line, from the Tennessee border to the sunny Gulf Coast. Find out about every cycling opportunity in and near the Magnolia state, right here.

I’m proud to be a part. Cycling is my passion. Read More

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