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Natchez Trace Century Ride

Sat May 4, 2024 Ridgeland, MS 39157 US Directions
presented by The Bike Crossing


8 Mile

7:45AM CDT - 3:00PM CDT

25 Mile

7:45AM CDT - 3:00PM CDT
Open to ages 14+.

50 Mile

7:30AM CDT - 3:00PM CDT
Open to ages 10+.

62 Mile

7:00AM CDT - 3:00PM CDT
Open to ages 14+.

100 Mile

7:00AM CDT - 3:00PM CDT
Open to ages 14+.


137 Old Trace Park
Ridgeland, MS US 39157

Schedule of Events


Friday, May 3, 2024

1:00 - 7:00pm  Packet Pickup - Ridgeland Visitors Center & Ridgeland Tourism Commission
                                                  1000 Highland Colony Pkwy #3002, Ridgeland, MS 39157


Saturday, May 4, 2024

5:45 - 6:30am  Packet Pick Up at Ridgeland Recreation Center - 137 Old Trace Park, Ridgeland, MS 39157

7:00 am        100 and 62 mile ride start

7:30 am        50 mile ride start 

7:45 am        8 and 25 mile ride start

12:00 pm      Post-ride meal under the big tent by Your Personal Chef catering with music by TB Ledford & The Accumulators

3:00 pm        Course shut down

Times subject to change


Online Registration opened on December 1, 2023.


The Natchez Trace Century Ride is quickly becoming the largest spring cycling event in Mississippi. Nearly 1000 cyclists each year jump start their cycling season while discovering our small town charm and hospitality by 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.

With your choice of distances from 8, 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 with snacks, water, and gatorade every 10-15 miles.

The Natchez Trace Century Ride will take place on Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 a.m., and will start at the Ridgeland Recreational Center.  Registration fee includes: ride, event t-shirt, swag bag, post-ride meal. Participants must be registered by March 15th in order to ensure a t-shirt and swag bag. 

Registration fees are:

  • $35   December 1 - December 31
  • $45   January 1 - March 31
  • $55   April 1 - May 3

Packet pick up:


Friday, May 3      1:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Ridgeland Tourism & Visitors Center, 1000 Highland Colony Pkwy #3002, Ridgeland, MS 39157

Saturday, May 4  5:45am - 6:30 am   Ridgeland Recreation Center at Old Trace Park, 137 Old Trace Park, Ridgeland, MS 39157

 The Natchez Trace Century Ride is an event of Ridgeland Recreation & Parks.




2024 Course Maps

Ride with GPS Maps

To RSVP for the event and receive free turn by turn navigation, Download the routes and maps for offline use, print PDF maps, and more please follow these steps:

1) Go to and Sign In or Sign Up with Ride with GPS. If you currently have a personal account, simply login to your existing account. If you need to create a new account, click sign up and enter your credentials. You will be taken to a one-time splash screen where you are asked to choose account.

2) After you are signed in to your existing or new account, click this link, which will automatically RSVP you for the event:

3) After you are added to the event, please use this page to explore all the benefits this gets you and how to use the features:

Click the link below to see maps for all distances.

8 mile route

25 mile route

50 mile route

62 mile route

100 mile route

All routes


Things to Know

Natchez Trace Century Ride – THINGS TO KNOW!

Packet Pickup: Friday, May 3, 1:00 - 7:00 pm at The Renaissance at Colony Park-- 1000 Highland Colony Pkwy #3002, Ridgeland, MS 39157

Online Registration closes at 7:00pm Friday May 3rd.

Packet Pickup: Saturday, May 4, 5:45 - 6:30am at the Ridgeland Recreational Center in Old Trace Park, 137 Old Trace Park, Ridgeland, MS 39157 No ride day registration.


2024 Natchez Trace Century Ride Jersey, 25th Anniversary

Jersey purchases are no longer available for 2024. 

(available in women's sleeveless, women's short sleeve, or men's short sleeve)
Jerseys are also available for purchase by non-riders HERE in our store. 


Bike Giveaway:

The Bike Crossing has provided 2 bikes to choose from. One lucky winner will get their pick of a Trek Domane AL 2 or a Giant Revolt 2. Should you be even luckier to already own one of these great bikes, The Bike Crossing has agreed to let the winner have the choice to take the store credit option. If your name is drawn as the winner, you have the option to take $1200 in store credit* toward the purchase of another bike from The Bike Crossing. All registered riders are automatically entered to win. You do not have to be present to win, but bike must be picked up locally at The Bike Crossing in Ridgeland. 

*store credit option may only be used toward the purchase of a bike and may not be cashed in

Domane AL 2 is a speedy and versatile performance road bike that's a perfect starting point for anyone looking to get into road riding. With an Alpha Aluminum frame, clearance for larger tires, an 8-speed Shimano Claris drivetrain, rack, fender, and top tube mounts, and a comfortable all-day riding position — Domane AL 2 is perfect for group rides, fast commutes, and even venturing beyond paved paths to most gravel roads with the ability to handle up to 38mm wide tires.


Whether you ride dirt roads, trails, gravel or a mix of everything, you want a bike that floats right through it, keeps you in control, and is comfortable for long days in the saddle. The Revolt delivers on all accounts. It features a lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame and composite fork, each engineered to balance stiffness and compliance. It comes with integrated components including the D-Fuse composite seat post and Contact XR D-Fuse handlebar to further absorb road shocks and vibrations. The frame is integrated for disc brakes and it has clearance for larger tires up to 45mm.


Ride Details:

100 and 62 mile riders will start at 7:00 a.m

50 mile riders will start at 7:30 am

8 and 25 mile riders will start at 7:45 am

No one will be permitted to start after 8:00 a.m.
Rest stops with refreshments will be available approximately every 10-20 miles.
The course will be shut down at 3:00 p.m. and all remaining riders will be sagged.   

Hotel Partners:

The AC Hotel by Marriott Jackson Ridgeland is offering a special rate to riders this year. The AC Hotel is located ~1 mile from Friday's packet pickup and about 6 miles from the ride start. This hotel is in a great location for dining and shopping and is also ~1 mile from the Saturday night event, Sante' South Wine & Food Festival! Both packet pickup and Sante' South are easily walkable locations to/from the hotel. 
You can book your Century Riders rate here: AC Hotel Ridgeland 2024 Century Ride rate

Homewood Suites by Hilton Jackson-Ridgeland is offering a special rate to riders this year. Homewood Suites is ~5 miles from the ride start and ~3 miles from Friday's packet pickup. It is also located across the street from Shapley's restaurant, and right down the road from Tico's Steakhouse and Northpark Mall. You can book your special Natchez Trace Century Ride rate at the Homewood Suites here.





After the ride:

We will have a great post-ride meal cooked on-site by Michael Carr and his team at BBQ Shine Catering!
While you relax and recover with some great food and drinks, TB Ledford & The Accumulators will entertain you with some great toe tappin tunes!


Sante' South Wine & Food Festival

The Natchez Trace Century Ride is part of Ridgeland's biggest spring weekend! This one-of-a-kind weekend offers so much for you to check out while you're in town. Our riders have long enjoyed a Saturday night celebrating their ride by attending the Sante' South Wine & Food Festival. 

about The Mind Center Sante' South Wine & Food Festival

Since its inception in 2006, the Santé South Wine & Food Festival has grown into the largest wine and culinary extravaganza in the state of Mississippi. A destination event and international showcase, Santé South features many of the world’s premier wines and Mississippi’s most succulent culinary delights. Santé South affords a rare opportunity for guests to speak directly with boutique winemakers and features more than 120 exceptional wines and fine food samplings from many of Mississippi’s top restaurants.  

Founded by Norm Rush of Beaumad & Associates, Santé South benefits The MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and has helped to raise more than $1 million to advance Alzheimer’s research, care and education in our state. This year’s event will support The MIND Center’s capital project, a centralized clinic for leading-edge geriatric and memory care. With over 30,000 square feet, The Fred R. Adams, Jr. MIND Center and Geriatric Clinic will provide space for current and future patient growth and will positively impact the function, independence, well-being, comfort and quality of life for older adults and persons with Alzheimer’s and dementia in Mississippi while supporting the needs of families and caregivers. 


You can get your tickets to Sante' South HERE! 

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