The Money Road Cycling Club and the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce will present 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. Come and ride the "fast and flat" alluvial plains of the Mississippi Delta!
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.
next year's ride - August 6, 2016!
2015 Registration was 882!
That is a 15% increase over last year and a new all-time high! YOU have made BBB the largest ride in Mississippi and we thank you!
- Lost & Found - Two helmets and a pair of cycling shoes were left in the finish area. If they are yours, please claim them by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Gary Holdiness Cycling Fund – All profits from the sale of the BBB Cycling Jersey go to the fund to work thru the Natchez Trace Parkway Assoc and promote cycling safety on the Trace. 115 jerseys were sold in the 1 st round, so $3,450 is being donated. On behalf of Donna Holdiness and the BBB event committee, we thank you for supporting this great cause!
- 2015 Bike Raffle Winners – As announced before the ride, the winners of the Specialized bikes were Jackie Blue of Grenada, MS and Craig Hatter of Pearl, MS (see photo below). CONGRATULATIONS to both!
- Photos – Due to limitations, we cannot publish but all the photos of this year's ride on our website. However, if you will LIKE our Bikes Blues & Bayous Cycling Event Facebook page, you'll find all of the photos we can possibly gather! Here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/BikesBluesBayousCyclingEv...
"A rider's view of the 2015 BBB event"
by Paul Ingram
2015 Bike Raffle Winners
Jackie Blue & Craig Hatter
Hear what cyclists are saying about BBB in video below.
Registration fee includes...
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.
Mississippi's Largest Bike Ride!
882 riders in 2015