GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — With more than 1,000 cyclists expected for Mississippi’s largest bike ride, its host city is encouraging residents to open their doors to visitors.
Beth Stevens is executive director of the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce. She tells The Greenwood Commonwealth that the aim is to keep Bikes, Blues & Bayous attendees in the city during the August event. Stevens says the majority of the city’s hotels are already full, so the chamber is offering to list local residences and properties on its website for the third year running.
Stevens says would-be temporary innkeepers can list their properties for free, and set their own rental price. She says providing properties or rooms to rent augments the city’s reputation for hospitality, in addition to the pure economic benefit.
Registration for the bike ride opened Sunday.
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Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, http://www.gwcommonwealth.com