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Schedule / Routes

Thursday, March 30, 2017

5:00-7:00 p.m.Registration in the Lobby of Embassy Suites at Township.  Visitor information, cue sheets, maps and welcome gift provided.

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Friday, March 31 , 2017

Morning:

8:00-5:30 a.m. – Registration in the Lobby of Embassy Suites at Township.  Visitor information, cue sheets, maps and welcome gift provided.

9:45 a.m. – Poker Run Rules Meeting in the Lobby of Embassy Suites

10:00 a.m. Poker Run-$25, $50 and $100 Art Vouchers!

Poker Run Rules (updated as of 02/15/17)

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Ridgeland OBO Tandem Poker Run Route will be available for everyone coming in on Thursday or early Friday.

Routes:

6 mile “Pick Up Extra Cards” Route
25 mile “Pocahontas 1 Card” Route
40 mile “Flora 2 Cards” Route

An unsupported group ride led by local cyclists for the poker run will start at 10:00 a.m.  However, teams may ride at their leisure throughout the day after obtaining maps and cue sheets at registration. Cards must be returned to registration by 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon:

3:00 p.m. – Poker Run Cards must be returned to registration table at Embassy Suites.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – “Craft” Art & Beer Social

What better combination than craft art and craft beer at the Mississippi Craft Center to kick off the weekend!  Menu includes some southern favorites and music by a local jazz and blues guitarist.
Vegetarian  options available.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Breakfast at Hotel-included in rate

7:30 a.m.- Meet in Embassy Suites  back parking lot.  House of Tandems will be available for any last minute adjustments.

7:45 a.m-Official welcome by Mayor Gene McGee

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m: ‘Round the Rez’

OBO Riley and Lorie Collins

All routes will be supported with fully stocked rest stops. House of Tandems out of Spring, Texas will be providing our SAG support.

Routes (as of 03/23/17)

25 Mile ride  – North on the Natchez Trace and back via Old Trace Park and Madison Landing
45 Mile ride – To Goshen Springs and Fannin Landing
65 Mile ride – To Leesburg and Fannin Landing

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11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. After Ride Lunch at the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival at Renaissance at Colony Park

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Enjoy Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival  plus great music & shopping at Renaissance at Colony Park. Take advantage of our free concierge service! When you purchase anything at the Arts Festival, we will have it delivered directly to your hotel. No need to worry about carrying purchases to your hotel via your bike.

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7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.- Sante South Wine Festival (tickets included in Option 1 registration)
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Dinner on your own (see registration packet for many dining options.)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Breakfast at Hotel-included in rate

7:30 a.m. – Meet at Embassy Suites hotel parking lot

8:00 a.m. – South Trace Saunter on the Natchez Trace Parkway 

Experience the beauty of the Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444 mile National Park running straight through Ridgeland. And for the first year, the OBO route will take us south on the Parkway toward the Clinton, MS Visitor Center.

 

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Tentative routes (as of 10/01/2016)

27 mile route – South out and back on the Natchez Trace to Clinton
50 mile route – South out and back on the Natchez Trace to Clinton and the Battle of Raymond informational pull off.

Routes will be supported with fully stocked rest stops; however, there will be no official SAG vehicle on the road.

After Ride: Brunch on your own at one of Ridgeland’s restaurants

11:00 a.m. – Shop the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival 

Optional:  On Your Own Rides following OBO:

Vicksburg National Military Park (Vicksburg, Mississippi)

Longleaf Trace – The Longleaf Trace Trail is a 40 mile paved trail from Prentiss, Ms to Hattiesburg, MS. This completely paved trail has a 15 foot width its entire length and includes an equestrian trail beside it for 22 miles. The trail is named after the Longleaf Pine Tree which inhabits the area.

Tanglefoot Trail – Houston, Mississippi to New Albany, Mississippi runs just over 44 miles

For Additional Information or Questions Contact:

Michelle Williams
Crooked Letter Cycling, LLC
michelle@crookedlettercycling.com
601-573-2057

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