Natchez Trace Century Bike Ride 2017
May 6, 2017 – 8:00am
The Natchez Trace Century Ride is quickly becoming the largest spring cycling event in Mississippi. Over 700 cyclists each year have jumpstarted their cycling season while discovering our small town charm and hospitality and pedaling on stretches of national scenic byway. This ride starts and ends in Ridgeland and provides an experience for riders of all ages and abilities.
Spring brings warmer temperatures in Mississippi…the glimmering waters and abundant wildlife around the Ross Barnett Reservoir will enhance the journey. Countryside stretches in Madison County and Pelahatchie steady the pedals for reflection, and around town spins delight with discovery of each place.
With your choice of distances from 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles with mild to moderate elevation, it is a great ride to find your stride and other specialties along the route. There will be “energizer” stops, food and hands-on fun every 10-15 miles.
And you won’t want to miss “Ridgeland Rockin’ after the Ride” a celebration of a successful ride with culinary delights, toe-tapping music and stories to take home. There will be door prizes galore and the chance to win the grand prize giveaway of a bike. Post-ride social presented by Ridgeland Tourism Commission.
The Natchez Trace Century Ride will take place on Saturday, May 6 at 7:00 a.m., and will start at the Ridgeland Recreational Center. Your registration fee includes Welcome Party on Friday evening, ride, event t-shirt, post-ride meal and post-ride social. Registration fees are: $35 (January 6-31), $45 (February 1-April 6), $55 (April 7-May 4), $65 (May 5-6). Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on May 4. When you register for the ride, be sure to order your Natchez Trace Century Ride jersey for $55. Supplies are limited and they are sure to run out, so be sure to register early to make sure you get this cool collectible.
Packet pick up will be held on Friday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Bike Crossing, 115 West Jackson Street, Ridgeland. You MUST be registered by Thursday, April 6 to be guaranteed a swag bag at packet pick-up. You DO NOT want to miss our swag bag! They are the BEST SWAG BAGS around! Must register by April 6 in order to guarantee a swag bag and a t-shirt.
The Natchez Trace Century Ride is presented by The Bike Crossing and is an event of Ridgeland Recreation & Parks.
Memphis In May Sports and Fitness Expo
May 19, 2017 Expo & May 20, 2017
The Memphis in May Triathlon Weekend is a weekend of racing starting with the Memphis In May Sprint Triathlon on Saturday followed with the historic Memphis In May Olympic Triathlon Sunday. The Memphis In May Sports Expo will be held in conjunction with packet pick up and all of the festivities for the weekend.
The 35th Annual Memphis In May Olympic Triathlon returned to Edmond Orgill Park in Millington, TN in 2016. The Memphis In May Olympic Triathlon was first introduced to Edmond Orgill Park in 1991, and has had the privilege to host many dedicated triathletes over the years. With the likes of Todd Jacobs, Timothy Deboom, Julie Moss, Mike Pigg, Natasha Badmann, Michelle Jones, Andy Potts, and many other professionals, and age groupers who have made The Memphis In May Olympic Triathlon rich in history.
The Memphis In May Sprint Triathlon is a great sprint triathlon that consists of a 1/3 mile swim 12 mile bike, and a 3 mile run. This event is a great way to get started in the sport of triathlon with its association with the Memphis In May Olympic Triathlon and the Memphis in May triathlon Weekend. To enhance your triathlon experience and have a chance to win part of a $5,000 prize purse, you can participate in the Amateur Challenge.
32nd Annual Heat Wave Triathlon
June 3, 2017 – 7:00am
The 2017 Heatwave Classic Triathlon is entering its 32nd year of existence. This year’s race will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, with a start time of 7:00 a.m.
This year’s race will consist of a ½ mile swim in the Ross Barnett Reservoir, a 27 mile bike ride along the scenic and historic Natchez Trace Parkway, and ending with a 10K run along Ridgeland’s heavily shaded Multi-Use Trail.
We are constantly working to try and improve the race and, specifically the race course, so if you have any suggestions or ideas, feel free to contact us.
We hope to see you on Saturday, June 3, 2017, for the 32nd Annual Heatwave Classic Triathlon.
I Scream For Ice Cream 5K
June 17, 2017 – 7:00pm
The I Scream For Ice Cream 5K will be run at Edmund Orgill Park in Millington, TN. The course is a newly developed trail that meanders around the eastern side of the park. Parking will be available in the large parking lot next to the boat ramp.
The start and finish is located at the top of the hill from the parking lot. The 5K will start at 7:00 pm and the Kids fun run at 7:45 pm. There will be 1 mile run for the older kids and a 1/3 mile for the younger kids.
After the race there will be plenty of ice cream and novelty Popsicles for everyone,
Annie Oakley & Buffalo Bill Super Sprint and Sprint Triathlon
June 24, 2017 – 6:30am
The transition area will be located just north of the no name lake next to The Greenline Trail at the traffic light at Farm Rd. The Finish Line will be located across the Greenline Trail from the transition area.
Finish any distance and your name will be entered to win a free bike. Bikes Plus, Liv Bikes and Giant Bikes are giving away a woman’s and man’s bike.
Must finish race and be present to win bikes or giveaways
1st Annual Horse Shoe Lake Sprint Triathlon
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7:00 am.
The Snowden House on Horseshoe Lake will host the First Annual Horseshoe Lake Triathlon on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 7:00 am.
The Horseshoe Lake Triathlon consist of two distances: 1/3 mile swim, 14 mile bike and a 3 mile run, or 1/2 mile swim 19 mile bile and a 4 mile run. Come join us for a shaded transition area, a flat course and a post race party under large oak trees that overlook the lake.
28th Annual Dragon Fly Triathlon
August 26, 2017 – 8:00am
The Dragon Fly Sprint Triathlon consist of 1/2 mile Swim, 18 mile Bike, and a 4 mile Run. The Dragon Fly is located at Cyprus Point on the Lower Lake at Sardis Lake Reservoir. The swim is always cool, refreshing and you will have a sandy beach entrance and exit. The bike course goes through farm land and is flat except for one hill. The run is on pavement for 2 miles and on trail for 2 miles. This will make a great late summer triathlon for your 2017 season.
4th Annual Flatlander Bike Ride and Gravel Grinder
September 30, 2017
Big River Crossing, West Memphis, AR