Located in Historic Natchitoches La, and sponsored by Bike Natchitoches, the Cane River Century ride comprises three routes that cover land steeped in the history of Natchitoches Parish and offer numerous view of Cane River Lake.
1. The 25 mile route will start and finish at the Cane River Creole National Historical Park (Oakland Plantation) in Bermuda Louisiana. The tour will follow the Cane River National Heritage Trail and the Isle Brevelle Trail along Cane River Lake and will pass several Antebellum houses as well as Melrose and Magnolia Plantations and the Historical Saint Augustine Catholic Church.
2. The 50 mile route will start and finish in Natchitoches and includes all the great history and views of the 25 mile route.
3. The 100 mile route adds the beautiful hilly forest scenery of the Kisatchie National Forest including the Long Leaf Vista Trail. It is a perfect blend of Louisiana plantation history and serene arboreal experience.
Participants from any route are encouraged to tour the National Park at Oakland and Magnolia Plantations, as well as Melrose Plantation.
The Cane River Century Ride starts off Saturday March 8th, 2014 at 8 AM.
Visit: Bike Natchitoches for more information and maps (to be added soon)