Great Southern River Ride


For the cyclist who cannot take 25 days off but still wants to explore the Mississippi River by bicycle, try our Great Southern River Ride. The first section of the Great Mississippi River Ride covers 582 miles in 8 cycling days (9 total). Wend your way through the Grand Old South following the Mississippi River from New Orleans LA to Memphis TN.


The southern section of the Great Mississippi River Ride travels through flat sections of the Mississippi River Delta. We cycle out of the Big Easy, past Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and ultimately into the Louisiana countryside. Fertile farm land abounds as we pass many plantations growing cotton, rice, sugarcane, and a few fish hatcheries. Soon we cross into Mississippi.

Mississippi is home to the Delta Blues. You are sure to hear everything from Cajun to Zydeco as we travel across the southern states into Tennessee. Make sure you take a little time as the tour stops in Vicksburg and Natchez to explore the wealth of Civil War history. Chalk up another state as we cross into Tennessee and work our way right into downtown Memphis. Here the section ends. Take the time to see all the sights Memphis has to offer. Walk along Beale Street and visit Sun Records, tour Mud Island and Graceland. Then dine on real southern BBQ. There is something for everyone in Memphis.

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Register online for the ride of a lifetime. Make your commitment today. Then start your training and get ready for a bicycle ride you will never forget. Remember once you arrive at the ride start city, let America by Bicycle take care of all the details. You just ride your bike everyday and explore America. Get ready for real cycling adventure. Plan your cycling calendar now and don't miss the training window. America by Bicycle offers this tour every other year. Be sure to sign up in time for 2020 or you’ll have to wait until 2022!

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Trip Details

New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN

9 days

Join us in 2020!

Monday May 4 to Tuesday May 12

Day 0
New Orleans, LA  0

Day 1
Gonzales, LA  61

Day 2
St. Francisville, LA  57

Day 3
Natchez, MS  66

Day 4
Vicksburg, MS  91

Day 5
Greenville, MS  100

Day 6
Clarksdale, MS  80

Day 7
Senatobia, MS  63

Day 8
Memphis, TN  64


70+ per day average

Breakfast and dinner included for all days except Day 0. Lunch is not included.

$2682 (Double)
$3132 (Single)

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