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www.bikewalkmississippi.orgThe Mississippi Gulf Coast boasts some of the best scenery, terrain and climate for bicycle riding. Over 30 miles of The Coast can be ridden on beach paths and concrete boardwalks! Generally, bicycles belong on the road with other swiftly-moving traffic but these routes on the beach are wide enough to accommodate those on foot and two wheels.

Also popular are recurring monthly bicycle rides in different Coast communities shown in this list.  Use your own bike or contact ecoGeno to enjoy the ride on a great rental. 
Day Community Ride Name Depart Time
From Length/Type
1st Saturday Ocean Springs 'Tato Nut' 9:00 am Marshall Park 10 mi./  casual
1st Tuesday Turbo Tuesday 6:00 pm ecoGeno Bike Shop +/- 25 mi. / training
2nd Saturday Long Beach Ride
9:00 am
Town Green 2, 5, 10 mi. / casual
2nd Saturday Pascagoula Donut Ride
9:00 am Beach Park 10 mi. / casual
2nd Tuesday Taxi Tuneup 6:00 pm ecoGeno Bike Shop 10 mi. / casual /training
3rd Tuesday Bike Biloxi Dinner Ride
6:00 pm
ecoGeno Bike Shop
varies / casual
Tues. & Thurs. Woolmarket Road Riders
5:30 pm Community Center
+/- 40 mi. / training
4th Tuesday Taxi Tuneup / Turbo Tuesday 6:00 pm ecoGeno Bike Shop casual / training
Last Saturday
Gautier Loop
8 & 9 am
DeLo's Coffee
9.75 mi. / casual

Casual rides are open to all ages and skill levels and no rider left behind (no drop). Training rides are for intermediate to advanced riders experienced with riding in traffic at higher speeds and may not stop for slower riders.

If you don’t want to ride the path-most-traveled, there are plenty of shady streets with minimal traffic in most  Coast communities. Trail & street maps can be found at Coast Transit Authority, County/City Visitors Centers, Chambers of Commerce & Main Streets Associations.


Bicyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. In Mississippi, as in most states, bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles. Remember these safety points for a more confident and enjoyable ride:
  1. State Law - 3 Feet MinimumInspection of your equipment before riding it (air, brakes, chain & crank set).
  2. Wear a helmet. It could could save your life.
  3. Ride on the right hand side of the road (with traffic, not against it).
  4. Wear bright clothing and use lights when in dim light or traffic.
  5. Be predictable and signal when changing lanes or making turns at intersections.
  6. Be courteous of users of paths or sidewalks and give an audible signal when passing.
  7. Ride single file or no more than 2 abreast when riding in groups on roads.

These reminders are part of the Smart Cycling Program produced by League of American Bicyclists.  If you are interested in learning more about hosting a safety education event in your area, call or email ecoGeno for more information. Gene Peters, owner of ecoGeno is League Certified Safety Instructor #3136.



 
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