The Money Road Cycling Club and the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce will present the 8th annual Bikes, Blues & Bayous bicycle tour on Saturday, August 1, 2015. There will be a 62 mile "Metric Century", 46, 20 and 11 mile (NEW!) routes. The rides will begin at 7am on Front Street in historic downtown Greenwood, Mississippi, the primary filming location of 2011's Oscar-winning movie, THE HELP.   Come and ride the fast and flat alluvial plains with us!  

In addition, the Tour de Grand will take place again this year. This is a 2 mile "cruise" down beautiful Grand Boulevard and is intended for the younger riders or any age looking for a modest distance at a leisurely pace. The Tour de Grand ride begins at 8:15am across the river.


   online registration closing 8am Friday! 

important ride info

Friday, July 31st

Registration/Packet pickup: 4:00pm-7:30pm at Alluvian Hotel, 318 Howard St

NOTE: Extended by ½ hour for later arrivals.


Saturday, Aug 1st

Staging areas: There are two staging areas on either side of the announcer’s stand and you need to be in the proper one to avoid riding the wrong route. All 62 mile riders should be to the LEFT when facing the announcer stand and all others (11, 20, 46 mile) should be to the RIGHT.

Registration/Packet pickup: Opens 6:15am in Start Area

Ride begins 7:00am SHARP! Front & Howard St downtown.


Post-ride activities in Finish Area

AMTA Sport Massage Team: Massage therapy available, $1/min, 9:30am-12:30pm

Live Music and Beverages: 9:30am-12:30pm

BBQ Lunch: 10:30am-12:30pm


Course and Finish Area CLOSING: 12:30pm


Road Alert: Due to a recent train derailment, a short portion of County Road 297 is in disrepair. The area is less than 1/10 of the mile and it is passable with caution on a bicycle, as we have personally ridden it. Maps will be available in the registration area noting the precise location of this hazard in the extreme northern portion of the 62 and 46 mile route. Please beware and take it slow or walk your bike over.

NOTE:All goodie bag items may NOT be available for late registrations on Friday and Saturday and T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed. NOTE:All goodie bag items may NOT be available for late registrations on Friday and Saturday and T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed.


Hear what cyclists are saying about BBB in video below.


  

Registration fee includes...

 Dri-fit T shirt (Men's crew or Ladies cut) ---Finisher medal---Cooling neckband---Post-ride BBQ, beer, soft drinks --- Live Blues music


  Ride routes feature...

 6 rest stops (incl."legendary" Minter City church) --- 4 SAG vehicles --- 2 Bike mechanics from The Bike Rack of Jackson, MS --- Law enforcement at major intersections --- AMTA Sports Massage Team (post-ride)


  New for 2015!

 2015 “Limited Edition” BBB cycling jerseys are offered on a special order basis for $79.95, plus tax.  Orders are now being taken until Aug 1 for jerseys which will be available Sept 15.  Orders can be placed at REGISTER/PURCHASE link at left.  NOTE: Not necessary to register for ride.  See BBB CYCLING JERSEY at left for more details.


BBB Supports Gary Holdiness Safe Cycling Fund!

 

Bikes, Blues & Bayous has evolved to be a great event, but we want to do even more! So, this year we are increasing our financial support of the Gary Holdiness Cycling Fund. The fund was established in 2012 in memory of Dr. Gary Holdiness, our friend and fellow cyclist from Kosciusko, Mississippi, who was tragically struck and killed by a motorist while cycling on the Natchez Trace Parkway.  The fund’s mission is to promote a safer cycling experience on the Trace, one of the world’s premier bike routes.  All of the profits from sale of the BBB CYCLING JERSEY will be donated to Dr. Gary's fund.  So, know that your purchases go for a great cycling cause and have a positive impact beyond the BBB ride. You can go to the REGISTER link at left to make a purchase, and sign up for the ride, too.


2014 Bike Raffle WINNER!

Coach Marvin Jackson

Asst. Principal Murrah H.S.

Jackson, Mississippi

 

 

Mississippi's Largest Bike Ride!

730 riders in 2014