Ride the "fast and flat" alluvial plains of the Mississippi Delta!

The Money Road Cycling Club and the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce will host the 9th annual Bikes, Blues & Bayous bicycle tour on Saturday, August 6, 2016. There will be a 62 mile "Metric Century", 46, 20 and 11 mile route. 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.


The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce (662.453.4152) is coordinating local property owners with BBB riders seeking other lodging options. Since hotel rooms are in short supply this is a timely alternative. See Facebook for listings and photos, Or click on the "Lodging-Weekend Rental" link to the left .


Grenada, MS (29 mi. NE) has the Comfort Inn & Suites(closest), Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

Winona, MS (34 mi. E) has a Holiday Inn Express.

Indianola, MS (36 mi. W) has a new Hampton Inn.

Check out the video below for a 90 second preview of the event.

Facebook Updates

Click on the FB link at left to get the latest info on our event. New posts every day.

2016 BBB Jersey

It's not too late to order yours!

UPDATE: Due to high demand, we increased our order to the manufacturer, so we could extend the opportunity for you to order a 2016 BBB Jersey. Purchase one now, while supplies lasts, and receive it in time for the ride on August 6!

Jersey details are 3rd link at left and GHCF info is link below it. All profits from the 2016 Jersey are donated to the Gary Holdiness Cycling Fund (GHCF) for cycling safety on the Natchez Trace Pkwy. Last year $4,497 was donated.

  • 2 Bikes in Raffle Buy raffle tickets ($5/ea) when you register for a chance to win a TREK Emonda S4 carbon road bike. TREK's lightest production line ever! Men’s and women’s winner to be drawn August 6 before the ride. Need not be present to win.

  • Facebook– We cannot publish all the photos of the ride on our website but, if you will LIKE our Bikes Blues & Bayous Cycling Event Facebook page, you'll find all of the photos we can possibly gather, plus get regular posts about the ride! Here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/BikesBluesBayousCyclingEv...

Registration fee includes...

Dri-fit T shirt (Men's crew or Ladies cut) ---Camelbak Podium water bottle---Socks by Sock Guy---Post-ride BBQ, beer, chocolate milk, soft drinks --- Live Blues music

Ride routes feature...

6 rest stops (incl."legendary" Minter City church) --- 5 SAG vehicles --- 2 Bike mechanics from The Bike Rack of Jackson, MS --- Law enforcement at major intersections --- AMTA Sports Massage Team (post-ride)

"A rider's view of 2015 BBB event" by Paul Ingram

Hear what cyclists are saying about BBB in video below.

BBB continues support for Gary Holdiness Cycling Fund!

We are continuing our financial support of the Gary Holdiness Cycling Fund in 2016. 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 the2016 BBB CYCLING JERSEY will be donated to Dr. Gary's fund. Last year's jersey profits of $4,497 were given to the fund thanks to your purchases. You can go to the REGISTER link at left to the 2016 jersey for $79.95, plus tax, and sign up for the ride, too.

Mississippi's Largest Bike Ride!

882 riders in 2015

2015 Bike Raffle Winners

Jackie Blue & Craig Hatter