Cycling in the Oxford Area
The Oxford Cycling Club brings together a community of mountain and road cyclists, who work together to provide opportunities for safer and more enjoyable recreational cycling in and around Oxford, Mississippi. The primary purpose of the club is to help develop a more bicycle friendly infrastructure in Oxford. Oxford Cycling also seeks to promote the interests of recreational bicycling, bicycling as exercise, bicycle racing, bicycle safety and camaraderie among all cyclist. Oxford Cycling provides the opportunity for its members to have a unified voice in bicycle advocacy and the opportunity to participate in cycling activities on a regular basis.
By riding in groups, members enjoy bicycling in relative safety, with knowledgeable cyclists, and reap the rewards of friendship and encouragement. Oxford Cycling is open to cyclists of all ages and skill levels. To find group rides and connect with the Oxford Cycling group through their Facebook page.
Thacker Mountain Trails (formerly Whirlpool Trails)
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On the University of Mississippi campus, this miles long trail has almost everything for the trail rider, from race-pace riders to weekend warriors, even to first-timers out on their brand new hybrids. Loops can be put together that will take half a day and rarely cover the same ground twice. Expert trail building (trained by IMBA) yields excellent use of topography and fun use of sustainable features. Connect with the Friends of Thacker Mountain Trails group through their Facebook page. View a detailed map of the Thacker Mountain Trails here.
Comprehensive Area Map
The LOU Pathways Commission has put together a map of Oxford and Lafayette County in a PDF. Click here to download the PDF.