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1161 Mile Bike Around Mississippi
From Merrehope and Back
"A Ride for Historic Preservation

Start: Tuesday, July 4th at 4 pm
Finish: Sunday, July 9th
Start/Finish: Merrehope, 905 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Meridian, MS

July 4th Schedule: - 10 am: Merrehope Open for Tours
- 3 pm: Patriotic Sendoff Celebration
- 4 pm: Ride Begins

Clint Blackwell, Crew Chief
601-616-4989 or usmeagles20077@gmail.com

Meridian, MS --- Follow endurance cyclist Ed Abdella for Bike Around Mississippi July 4th through 9th. Abdella will be supported by his team, Magnolia State Cycles, as he makes history being the first to cycle around the entire state of Mississippi.

The ride will be raising awareness for historic preservation. Abdella is making this ride to support the "Raise The Roof" campaign for historic Merrehope and as preparation for the 2024 Race Across America event. He will make visits to historic buildings around the state on the estimated 1,161-mile bike ride. The biking endurance feat will require over 100 hours on the road.

The public is invited to join us on Tuesday, July 4th at Merrehope to cheer Abdella on and send him off on this record setting event. Merrehope is located at 905 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Meridian, Mississippi. The 20 room Neoclassical mansion will be open for tours beginning at 10 am. The Patriotic Sendoff Celebration at Merrehope kicks off at 3:00 pm with Abdella and his team leaving at 4:00 pm headed north and riding counter clockwise around the perimeter of Mississippi. The tentative schedule will bring him back to Merrehope on Sunday, July 9th, the fifth day of the ride.

Donations to support Merrehope through Bike Around Mississippi can be made on-line at www.merrehope.com or by mail with checks made out to Merrehope, PO Box 8262, Meridian, MS 39303. For details on the ride contact: Clint Blackwell at Magnolia Cycle at 601.616.4989 or usmeagles20077@gmail.com or Merrehope at merrehopemeridian@gmail.com. Details will be updated on www.merrehope.com and can be found during the race on Merrehope’s and Magnolia Cycles’ social media pages.

Thank you to our sponsors: Magnolia State Cycles, Pain Management Center of Meridian, Woodstock Furniture, Hotel Restaurant & Supply, BMG-Benefits Management Group, Chris Bullock for Supervisor and WTOK-TV.

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