11 comments


  • Fantastic journal entry Laura! Thanks for sharing your experience! :)

    June 15, 2010
  • Stuart Knoles

    Having never been there, I would venture that you may feel that more knowledge could make “riding the Natchez Trace” a desired place to be. As you point out when bicycling, you just cannot just be seeing what it is like, or if it is open when you get there. An in-depth bicycle trip guide could therefore attract those who would like to get more of an accurate perspective and options and make a plan. Many people could benefit; maybe you have opened a potential treasure chest of recreation.

    June 15, 2010
  • Eric From Portland

    You two look a lot happier than you did a couple months ago in the cold. But, now you have to beat the heat – Northward!!!!!!!!!!

    June 15, 2010
  • Zman

    ….and now, after a rest period, over to the Smokies, and then on to the BRP….

    June 16, 2010
  • OK, now I know I need to ride the Trace — maybe this fall. Email if you want to get together while you are here!

    June 16, 2010
  • On my life list of rides to do.

    I imagine the mosquitoes grow larger as the summer days grow longer. This would make a wonderful short tour for my wife and I to do. It is close enough to home to not consume all my vacation time.

    Give us a shout out if your travels find you at the southern terminus of the BRP and in need of a place to rest before taking on the high peaks in the Smokies.

    Thanks for sharing your journey, Jack

    June 16, 2010
  • Fantastic account of your bike journey on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Love the pictures. I own/operate the Natchez Trace Bed and Breakfast Reservation Service. We help cyclists with their itineraries and B&B reservations. Sometimes we assist cyclists who camp some nights and stay at B&Bs on other nights. Our site has tons of pictures, information and maps about the parkway, B&Bs, area attractions and area towns. See: http://www.NatchezTraceTravel.com.

    June 16, 2010
  • [...] and offers alternative, long and short term. Long Beach’s biking expats cycle through the historic Natchez Trace. More Americans are traveling sans motor. Zeke survives to prove the point of yesterday’s post, [...]

    June 16, 2010
  • Danny

    I later ran into that father/son duo and rode with them for a bit, then found four girls going to new orleans, so I hitched with them for the duration of the journey. Along the way we ran into 3 other tourers. I guess it just depends on when and where you are for if you’ll catch anyone.

    By the way, remember you have a place to crash in nyc if you decide to come this way!

    July 03, 2010
  • POed

    Be careful, the trace has been turned into a commuter road with cell phone junkies and suv idiots that would just as soon run over you as not. Good luck you will need it. Sad but true.

    June 18, 2012
  • francois

    Hi,
    I’m planning my trip to the trace starting from Jackson. I wondered, how did you make it with your bikes from the city to the trace? Streets seem a bit iffy on google maps, and that’s not counting the airport!
    Thanks for your help,
    François

    March 06, 2014

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