Bagels and Bluegrass Bicycle Century Tour
October 14, 2017

The Bagels and Bluegrass Ride across Southwest Tennessee is a bicycle ride featuring Southwest Tennessee’s State Parks and scenic roads. The 100 mile route has a total climb of greater than 7,000 feet. The ride begins with a breakfast of bagels at the staging area located at Jackson State Community College, on the corner of State Highway 412 (Parkway) and US 70 in Jackson, Tennessee. Featured stops include Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Area, the largest Middle Woodland Indian Complex in the Southeast, consisting of at least 15 earthen mounds; and Chickasaw State Park, near Henderson, Tennessee. End the day with dinner at the college.


Headquarters for the ride will be Jackson State Community College, at 2046 N. Parkway in Jackson, Tennessee.  Registration will begin at 6:00 a.m. Mass start at 8:00am for all bicycle routes. The registration fee is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event.  Families participating in the Family Fun Ride will only be charged $35.00.  It includes official ride information and maps, breakfast, SAG stops with refreshments, and dinner.  MEALS ARE PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE TO BICYCLISTS!  COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS are given to the first 100 paid riders.  Proceeds from this event will go toward a JSCC scholarship fund, as well as a portion to Friends of Chickasaw State Park and Pinson Mounds State Park.

Pre-registered riders may pick up packets at the registration area.

Directions to Jackson State Community College:

Jackson State Community College is located on the corner of State Highway 412 and US 70 in Jackson, Tennessee. Automobiles may be left at the Community College for the day in a designated parking area.

Information regarding routes and support will be available at registration the day of the event. Showers will also be available for use if needed.

To pre-register for the event, return the attached registration form with a check to Bagels & Bluegrass for $25.00 (or $35.00 for the Family Fun Ride) to the following address:

Bagels and Bluegrass Bike Ride Registration

Tourism Association of Southwest Tennessee
P.O. Box 10543
Jackson, Tennessee 38308

Single registrations day of event will be $30.00 Door prizes will be awarded.

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