Schedule/Routes

Thursday April 2, 2020

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Registration in the Lobby of at Hyatt Place in Highland Colony.  Visitor information, cue sheets, maps, and welcome gift provided.

Dine Around – sign up to dine with fellow cyclists at one of Ridgeland’s local eating establishments. Note: Keep receipts from dinner to use for the poker run on Friday!

For a full list of Ridgeland restaurants, click here.


Friday, April 3, 2020

Morning:

6:30 – 9:30am Breakfast provided by hotel

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Registration in the Lobby of the Hyatt Place at Highland Colony.  Visitor information, cue sheets, maps and welcome gift provided!

9:45 a.m. – Poker Run Rules Meeting in the Lobby of Hyatt Place

Ridgeland Cheers and Gears Poker Run Route will be available for everyone coming in on Thursday or early Friday.

10:00 a.m. Poker Run starts! Winners receive $25, $50 and $100 Art Vouchers to the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival.

An unsupported group ride led by local cyclists for the poker run will start at 10:00 a.m.  However, individuals may ride at their leisure throughout the day after obtaining maps and cue sheets at registration. Cards must be returned to registration by 3:00 p.m.

Click here for the Poker Run Rules

poker 3  Poker 4  Poker 7

Routes:

Friday Cheers and Gears 10 Mile Route
Friday Cheers and Gears 27 Mile Poker Run Route
Friday Cheers and Gears 45 Mile Poker Run Route

Afternoon:

3:00 p.m. – Poker Run Cards must be returned to registration table at Hyatt Place

Evening:

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Cheers and Gears Social at Renaissance Show Fountain

Music, food and drinks, and great fellowship await you at the Cheers and Gears Social. This event is exclusive to Cheers and Gears cyclists with the announcing of the Poker Run winners and an opportunity to mingle with your fellow riders while overlooking the NEW Renaissiance Show Fountain.

6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own at one of Ridgeland’s Award Winning Restaurants!

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Art, Wine, & Wheels Kick-Off Party with DOCTOR ZARR’S FUNK MONSTER BAND & the Renaissance Show Fountain


Saturday, April 4, 2020

7:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Breakfast at hotel

7:30 a.m. – Meet at the Cheers and Gears starting line – Hyatt Place

7:45 a.m – Official welcome by Mayor Gene McGee & last minute Q & A

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m: “Pedal to Pocahontas and the Petrified Forest”

Routes:

Enjoy a route out to The Mississippi Petrified Forest – an unforgettable journey back in time!

Cheers and Gears Pocahontas 27 Mile Route
Cheers and Gears Petrified Forrest 45 Mile Route
Cheers and Gears Petrified Forrest 62 Mile Route

All routes begin and end at the Hyatt Place hotel in Ridgeland and will be supported with fully stocked rest stops.

Tarce 14  Trace 15  Trace 9

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. After Ride Catered Lunch at the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival at the Renaissance Show Fountain

3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Enjoy the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival.
Take advantage of our free concierge service! When you purchase anything at the Arts Festival, we will have it delivered directly to your hotel. No need to worry about carrying purchases to your hotel via your bike.

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Sante South Wine Festival (tickets available here)
OR Dinner on your own in Ridgeland


Sunday, April 5, 2020

7:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Breakfast at hotel

9:30 a.m. – Meet for optional “Hang Over at Bicycle Revolution” ride
Bicycle Revolution: 113 Dess Drive Suite C, Madison, MS 39110

Join the fun at Bicycle Revolution on Sunday morning! Meet up at 9:30 for a guided, historical tour of Gluckstadt 15-mile ride that begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends back at the shop. After your ride, “Hang Over” before you head home (lunch and showers available).

Bicycle Revolution 26 Mile Shop Ride

Other Sunday/Monday optional Mississippi Rides:

Vicksburg National Military Park (Vicksburg, Mississippi)

Longleaf Trace – The Longleaf Trace Trail is a 40 mile paved trail from Prentiss, Ms to Hattiesburg, MS. This completely paved trail has a 15 foot width its entire length and includes an equestrian trail beside it for 22 miles. The trail is named after the Longleaf Pine Tree which inhabits the area.

Tanglefoot Trail – Houston, Mississippi to New Albany, Mississippi runs just over 44 miles.