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Biking Getaway Itinerary

Ruston, LA 71270

Day 1: Arrival and Introduction to Ruston

Arrival and Check-in:

  • Arrive in Ruston and check into your accomodation. Find lodging options HERE.

Explore Downtown Ruston:

  • Head to Historic Downtown Ruston and disccover the vibrant downtown area. Visit boutiques, antique stores, and other local shops.


  • Board and Bottle: Start of your trip with a fun dinner at this Cafe and Wine Bar, known for their charcuterie board, wide selection of drinks, and laid back atmosphere.

Day 2: Adventure and Explore

Morning: Breakfast and Leisure Time

  • Head to Lula Perl for some delicious breakfast and coffee to fuel you for the day.
  • If it's a Saturday, visit the Ruston Farmers Market for fresh produce, local crafts, and a taste of the community.
  • Visit the North Louisiana Military Museum to learn about the region's military history or explore the Lincoln Parish Museum, which displays history of the parish. You can find other attractions here.

Late Morning: Lincoln Parish Park 

  • Head to this renowned park, offering over 10 miles of well-maintained mountain biking trails suitable for all skill levels.
  • Spend the morning biking on the World's First MTB Waterfall Hub, with trails from beginner to advanced levels. Enjoy the beautiful forest scenery and the park's serene lake.

Lunch: Heard Freighthouse Food Park

Afternoon: Biking the Rock Island Greenway

  • Rock Island Greenway: Continue your biking adventure with a leisurely ride on this trail that runs through Ruston, offering a scenic view of the town and its parks.

Evening: Dinner and Live Music

  • Utility Brewing Co.: Enjoy a wood-fired pizza and local craft beer at Utility Brewing, and listen to live music on their back patio.
  • Check out our calendar to see when there is live music, trivia, and other evening performances going on. 

Day 3: Brews and Park Views


  • Head to Common Goods for deliciously brewed coffee and some of their fresh bakery items.
  • Take a peaceful bike ride through one of the beautiful parks in Ruston before you head back home, and begin planning your next trip back!

Additional Tips:

  • Always carry plenty of water and snacks during your biking excursions.
  • Check local weather conditions and trail statuses before heading out.
  • Engage with locals for recommendations on hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path trails.

Enjoy your biking getaway in Ruston-Lincoln Parish!

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