Cyclists participate in Natchez Trace Century Ride

RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – Nearly 700 bicyclists turned out in Ridgeland to ride up to 100 miles.

It was the Natchez Trace Century Ride.

It started at Old Trace Park on the reservoir.

Riders chose between a 25, 50, 62, or 100-mile ride with food and music to help get participants through the event.

“We have a rest stop at McClain Lodge and they provide breakfast. The city puts on a rest stop at the Natchez Trace Parkway and then the City of Pelahatchie has a rest stop and there’s various stops along Rankin County and Madison County has rest stops as well,” said Megan Spears with the City of Ridgeland Parks and Recreation.

The ride was organized by Ridgeland Parks and Recreation and is in conjunction with the city’s centennial celebration.

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