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Registration Open for Annual 'Tour duh Sunken Lands' Ride


TYRONZA, Ark. – Registration continues for a unique cultural cycling experience: the seventh annual Tour duh Sunken Lands.  The 50-mile bicycle ride on Saturday, Nov. 7, includes stops at local museums and nationally known tourist sites.

Added for the 2015 edition, the ride concludes with an Americana “blue plate” dinner at regionally acclaimed restaurant Tyboogie’s in Tyronza.  Also, a warming soup is available for riders near the half-way point at the Painted House in Lepanto.

The ride begins and ends at the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in downtown Tyronza at 10 a.m.  Registration is $50 per rider and includes admission to all the museums along the 50-mile path which serve as rest stops.  Participants can register on the day of the event.

Once again, the world-renowned Johnny Cash Boyhood Home is among the tour stops.  Along with experiencing the unique geography of Poinsett and Mississippi counties which resulted from the nation’s greatest earthquake, riders can visit the A-State Heritage Site at Dyess Colony, the Painted House featured in the Lifetime movie of the John Grisham novel in Lepanto, the Marked Tree Area Museum and the Rivervale Siphons.

Registration for the event is online now at AState.edu/SunkenLands.  Museum admissions, the post-ride meal, and tee-shirt are included in the registration fee.

Proceeds from the event benefit programs of the Sunken Lands Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, go to the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum website at STFM.AState.edu and click on "events."

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