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Registration Open for Eighth Annual 'Tour duh Sunken Lands' Ride


TYRONZA, Ark. – After one of its best attended events, the award-winning Tour duh Sunken Lands bicycle tour returns for its eighth edition on Nov. 5, 2016.

This year, America’s number one bicycle club, the Memphis Hightailers, will manage the registration process for the Tour duh Sunken Lands.

This brings together the League of American Bicyclists’ top club with the Arkansas Delta Byways Tourism Association’s “Boot Strap Award” winning event.  The tour received the honor at the 16th Annual Delta Awards after attracting riders from states as far away as Illinois in 2015.

Last year’s food stop additions enhanced what is already known as one of Arkansas’ top bicycle tour events.  The Americana “blue plate” dinner at regionally acclaimed restaurant Tyboogie’s in Tyronza and the celebrated warming soup stop near the half-way point at the Painted House in Lepanto return for this year.

The ride begins and ends at the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in downtown Tyronza at 10 a.m.  Registration is $45 per rider prior to Oct. 1 -- $50 after Oct. 1 – and includes admission to all the museums along the 50-mile path which serve as rest stops.

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.

More information about the event is online now at AState.edu/TdSL.  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.

To follow the ride on Facebook, go to Facebook.com/TourDuhSunkenLands.