Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — David Pearson, Ellen Pearson, Jada Pearson and Phoebe Pearson pedal their quad bike from Longwood to the American Queen steamboat. The boat has been following the group down the river and provides the evening’s meals and lodging for the cyclists.
Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — Tourists came two-by-two Wednesday afternoon to see various Natchez sites from their tandem bicycles. The tour group of 200 cyclists has been pedaling from Memphis, Tenn., to New Orleans this week with a stop at Longwood Wednesday.
Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — The tour group was organized by Bill McCready, at top left. McCready owns Santana, a compnay that makes tandem bikes.
Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — Bill Curran and Mary Matejczk from Cleveland, Ohio, dressed up in their tuxedo cycling suits for their trip to Natchez. The group will visit Angola prison on their way south today.