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America’s Choice Ride

America’s Choice Ride – November 5, 2016 – Longleaf Trace

Those of you who remember our Birthday Challenge Rides on the Longleaf Trace will want to come out and participate in our first, and maybe our last, America’s Choice Ride on the fabulous Longleaf Trace on November 5! We plan to launch from Sumrall at 10:00 AM on the Saturday before our historical presidential election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

We hope to challenge you to ride your age in miles, or kilometers, like the old Birthday Challenge rides, but with a new wrinkle. We hope to challenge you to represent your choice for President as well! We will have Jill, Gary, Donald and Hillary ribbons representing the four candidates in the 2016 Presidential race. So if you are proud of who you want to vote FOR, decorate yourselves and your trikes accordingly! If you want to keep it a secret, we respect that too!

So, the question is, are you up to it? Of course the miles, or kilometers, will be hard to do for some of us, but are you up to a civilized discussion about the future of our country, and our planet? That may be the hardest part, but at least we can burn off the nervous energy on our trikes, or bikes! Just as we have four presidential candidates, we will have four divisions for the ride. A fast trike division, a slow trike division, a fast bike division and a slow bike division should just about include everyone!

Ride the RideSouth bus to Sumrall and enjoy Chick-fil-A minis and fruit on the way! We will also have sandwiches and drinks after the ride for you to refuel on. The bus will leave the shop at 8:00 AM, so please arrive early to pack your bikes. We plan to pull the trailer so we can accommodate your trikes or bikes. If you prefer, you can meet us in Sumrall at the trail entrance for a 10:00 AM launch. Like America, this ride is open to everyone who can behave! There is no formal charge for the ride, but please let us know if you plan to participate so we can plan accordingly!

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Recumbent Cycle Convention

We will be attending the Recumbent Cycle Convention in Ohio this week! We hope to find you some great new rides to consider there! Please note that the shop will be closed Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8. We will return and be open for business on Monday, October 10 at 1:00 PM. Please visit us then and see what we brought back for you!



Hot enough for you? The Greenwood ride last Saturday hosted almost 1000 riders facing the 100 degree heat in the Mississippi Delta! It was great to see many of our customers and friends at the rest stops. There were recumbent bikes and trikes everywhere! We saw four Greenspeed Aero prototypes and more Greenspeed Magnums than we could count. Catrike and Bacchetta were well represented as well. Most of the rest stops were well attended and stocked when we went through, and the organizers did a good job of supporting the huge crowd.

It appears the heat is here to stay for a while. So, we are enticing you to come to RideSouth during the month of August for our first ever SUMMER HEAT SALE! Watch the mercury rise and take a dollar off for every degree the temperature rises to that day! Save up to $100 OFF EVERY BIKE OR KAYAK IN STOCK! We will run this hot sale through AUGUST 15, 2016. This will include the wildly popular Hobie Eclipse stand up PEDAL boards AND the HOBIE MIRAGE and PADDLE KAYAKS IN STOCK!

Take advantage of this special HOT SALE on all new and used bikes, kayaks and stand-up boards in the store. We are including all trikes and velomobiles, too! Check out special trikes from GREENSPEED, CATRIKE, HASE, HP VELOTECHNIK, MIRAGE and others. We have MASI and MARIN road, hybrid and mountain bikes that are ready to ride! Even a kid’s road bike by FUJI with 24 inch tires! SO BRING YOUR CHECKBOOK IN THIS WEEK and SAVE up to $100 on your land or water transport vehicle of choice while we still have it! Pick a hot day and save more! We think that is the best way to really BEAT THE HEAT and discover RideSouth IS THE WAY TO RIDE!

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Most lasting relationships seem to work better this way, we think. Doing your own thing most of the time, and occasionally coming together to reach a common goal. The common goal this weekend was to celebrate our independence . . . see how that full circle works!

It was great seeing our new friends, and friends dating back to when we started RideSouth almost eighteen years ago! Bikes, and some folks, were decorated with red, white, and blue along with their great flashing lights. All the numerous recumbent riders we saw were decorated with smiles, as well. Not so much for most of the upright riders seen on the beautiful St. Tammany Trace! Maybe they were curious as to why we outnumbered them on these two days!

Most of the large group of riders got in more than seventy miles for Sunday and Monday rides. The only fault of the Trace is that it has too many places to stop, it seems. There are so many eating and drinking places to stop at along the wide, shady trail that you just need more time to enjoy it all! Even though a speed limit sign is posted in places, we saw ample rabbits along the way to chase, and plenty of open trail to do it on!

We encountered one speeding roadie rabbit and made a new friend, and a believer in the speed of the trikes. At a water stop, he wanted to know more and we obliged him, of course! Turns out, roadie Frank was a Brit and knew more about our Independence Day than we did! Guess the Brits have studied us a bit lately! Hope to see Frank in the RideSouth shop sometime soon!

Our first experience riding the St. Tammany Trace was a good one. Everyone felt completely comfortable riding alone, or in a group. You can relax through the many quiet areas, have a brew or snack in many different areas, or blow out the cobwebs and chase a rabbit or two on the long flats. Basically, it is a great place to ride by yourself or with a group. Isn’t that what recumbent riding is all about . . . being independent together?

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Independence Day Rides

BentLovers and Friends

Independence Day Rides (Revised Launch Spot)

Thanks to everyone for the information on the St. Tammany Trace! This should be a great weekend! Here are the RideSouth plans thus far:

The RS bus will leave the RS shop around 10:00 AM on Sunday so we can get some more miles Sunday afternoon. We think that translates to launching from the Covington Trail Head around 2:00. We are very flexible about the rest of the afternoon and will follow the lead of you local folks about where to ride/eat/drink, etc. for the rest of the day!

On Monday, we plan to launch from the Covington Trail Head again, this time at 7:30 AM sharp. That way if you plan to meet us along the Trace you will know the approximate time. Many of us plan to tour the length of the Trace and return in the afternoon for a 2:00 checkout. We can eat along the way or after the ride, depending on the group preference.

For our customers in Jackson, if you would like to take the bus, please arrive at 9:30 AM on Sunday morning so we can pack your bike. Let us know on Saturday if you plan to make it and we will have some flags for your bike! Happy Independence Day!

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Shop Closed

The RideSouth shop will be closed tomorrow at 11:00 AM. We are traveling out of town for a family wedding. We will be open at 1:00 on Monday June 27. Hope to see you then!

We will have our first shipment of the awesome Hobie Eclipse stand-up PEDAL board on display next week! You need to be the first to get yours! Come by early next week as these boards will disappear in a few days, we think!

More choices . . .

More choices . . .

Today, many folks seem unsure of their perceived choices. The two, well publicized styles have too many issues. In fact, a majority of people dislike either style so much that they might choose to not even participate!

Yes, peer pressure is a very powerful force to keep you in the pace line of mainstream thinking. But is it really thinking, or just reacting? Someone pointed out that thinking is the hardest work a person can do . . . that is why most people don’t!

However, the forward thinkers are beginning to discover alternatives. They are looking past the stereotypes and liking what they see. They are seeing their future in a different way. A safe, comfortable way that is truly sustainable and green. That is, growing and life giving green.

So, are you up for a little thinking work? Are you ready to open your mind and consider the alternatives? If you are, we think you will find some excellent, politically correct choices you can live with whether you are riding a bike or saving a planet! You might even have some fun along the way!

This weekend, May 28, we will begin our long-standing Bread Rides at 7:30 AM on Saturday. Come out and join us for a great time!

We have a few sale kayaks left, so if you are looking for deals, now is the time! Memorial Day weekend is here and the weather is getting hot. Cool off in the water with a kayak!

The RideSouth BikePark is now open for test rides on all of our machines! Come and try it out! We had a great opening ceremony that was well attended and fun! Thank you Flowood Chamber of Commerce!

We are getting in a few more of the prototypes for the GreenSpeed Aero. If you are on the waiting list, you need to visit us soon! The production models will come out in August, we think! Also on the floor is a GT-20 sample for you to test ride. This will be a great compliment to the Magnum for a lot of riders. It will go into production in August as well.

We have a full suspension HP Scorpion that is an awesome ride for someone wanting suspension. Soon we will have the Catrike Dumont, their first entry into the full suspension arena. This will be a popular bike for sure!

There are many new and used two wheel recumbents that need a new home! Please come out and check them out! We rode our Bacchetta this week and still love it! There is even a bike with no chain for you to consider! No mess, no fuss, full suspension.

We will be open all day Saturday and part of the day on Monday, by appointment. So, come by in the next couple of days for your summer recreational pleasure vehicles! We will be looking for you!!

Green Party

BentLovers & Friends

This week, Green is our favorite color! Our green BikePark grass is growing and the oak trees are beautiful, offering a serene atmosphere for sure! Our riding shirts are bright green as are many of the helmets we sell, providing an extra measure of safety. Friday, we will have the new GreenSpeed GT-20 here for you to test ride! We also have the exciting GreenSpeed Aero for you to drool over! Even the prototypes are works of beauty and speed!

So, come out tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 for a ribbon cutting, and test ride our trikes! We will have brauts and burgers till they run out. Please bring your trike to test the track and we will have a few paired Park Pursuit turns around the track for fun! We are inviting the business folks in Avalon Centre so there may be a crowd. At any rate, we are glad to offer the RideSouth BikePark for our customers to enjoy!

Also, join us on Saturday morning at 7:30 for the kickoff of the Park Pursuit and the Trike Trial Series. You are sure to enjoy the Pursuit and the Bread Ride afterwards! Looking forward to a great, Green weekend!

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Trike Trials and Bike Park Opening

Trike Trial Series and Bike Park Opening

BentLovers and Friends

We are growing! We now have a Bike Park adjoining our shop parking lot for customers to test ride our trikes and bikes on. The track is concrete and one tenth of a mile long. The turns are banked and we have planted grass in all the open areas. We have lots of planned uses for the track and plan to get you involved this weekend.

This weekend, we will sponsor a grand opening party beginning at 4:30 PM on Friday night, May 20. We plan to have bikes, beer and Brauts for you to enjoy! The Flowood Chamber plans to have a ribbon cutting at 4:30, so plan to be here for that. Bring your trikes and show them off! This will be a good opportunity to get used to the track for events on Saturday!

Saturday morning, we plan to have our first Park Pursuit event! We will pair trikes and test out the format at 7:30 AM, so come early. After all have had a chance to test out their skills on their machine, we will launch a Bread Ride around the Pelahatchie Bay. We will have fresh oat bran bread and real maple syrup ready when you return!

So here is a summary of the Trike Trial Series we have planned for the following months. We will schedule each event in plenty of time for you to attend. All trikes are invited.

RideSouth Trike Trials (or Try a Trike Series)

Park Pursuit
Test your trikes agility on the RideSouth Bike Park concrete test track! Paired trikes will launch from opposite ends of the 0.10 mile track and pursue their opponent until caught, or 10 laps.

Church Loop
Test your trikes speed on a 1 mile loop road around Pinelake Baptist Church. Winners will be chosen by the most number of completed laps in the allotted time frame. Riders will mass start from the church parking lot.

Trace Trip
Trikes will mass start from the Natchez Trace Overlook and finish at River Bend. Individual place finishes and time will be recorded at River Bend. Riders can ride back on their own, or be transported by the RideSouth bus and trailer.

Trike Trailer
Same as the Trace Trip except all trikes must pull a trailer. Any type of trailer is ok. Bring your kids, dog, a friend or gear along for the fun! Riders can have time subtracted by trailer and cargo weight.

Trike the Trails
Leave from the Park Pursuit and head across the Spillway towards Clinton on the Ridgeland bike trails. Total time will be recorded from, and back to the RideSouth shop.

Battlefield Battle
Tackle the Vicksburg Military Park. Do one or two loops of the hilly, 16 mile park.

Ride the Natchez Trace top to bottom! 444 miles.
Team ride from Nashville to Natchez.

Trike Tammany
Ride the Tammany Trace, end to end.

Trike the Levy
Ride the Mississippi Levy in New Orleans!

Sumrall Summit
Ride the LongLeaf Trace. Some called this the Picnic Poker Ride!

Tanglefoot Tango
Launch from Pontotoc and ride the Tanglefoot Trail in north Mississippi.

Mardi GRAS Madness
We will decorate our trikes again and enter a Carnival parade! Every time we do this we get first place!

Coasting on a Trike
We will travel to different places on our Gulf Coast to enjoy the view!

Yes, we will bring the Recumbent Rally and Convention back!

Team Trials
We are working on trike relay events for your team riding pleasure. Be getting your team together!

Trade a Trike
One month, we will have a swap meet for you to trade gear, clothes, or even bikes with each other.

So, there you have it. A monthly series that will start with the Park Pursuit for local events, and bus transportation available for away events. All this will be kicking off this weekend at 4:30 Friday! We will invite Avalon Centre folks to the Park and we will have trike supplier representatives here with new trikes to show, including the new Greenspeed GT-20. You really should try it! Hope you can join us!!

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