Rally Press Release
Flowood, Mississippi May1-9, 2015
May 1 marks the kickoff of the first ever Recumbent Rally and Convention to be headquartered in Flowood, Mississippi. RideSouth Recumbents, LLC, located on the outskirts of Flowood, will bring in recumbent bike enthusiasts from all over the nation to ride, visit, learn, and tour on their recumbent bikes, trikes and velomobiles. Speakers and presenters from as far away as Australia will lead discussions about the future of these “laid back” bikes that are becoming increasingly more popular because of their safety, speed, fun and comfort advantages over traditional upright bicycles.
The Rally begins on Friday afternoon with a touring workshop, a trail ride around Pelahatchie Bay and a welcome dinner at the Hampton Inn in Flowood. On Saturday, there are more trail rides, a metric century ride, speed trials and a recumbent forum for attendees to enjoy for their $60 attendance fee. On Sunday, rally participants can sign up for a tour of the Longleaf Trace ($35) or the Vicksburg Military Park ($25). There is even a Natchez to Nashville tour offered for folks during the following week ($250 + most meals and hotels). The N2N route will be entirely on the 444 mile Natchez Trace Parkway. Support and transport will be provided for all sessions. More information and updates for the Rally can be found on www.RideSouthEvents.com.