I rode the NTP on my bicycle 80 miles south and 40 miles north out and back from Tupelo, MS. The NTP is pretty good for bicycling: smooth pavement (but minimal shoulders), low speed limit, light traffic. The scenery, although beautiful, has a certain sameness to it: miles and miles of thick woods with a wide grassy park along the roadway, and the occasional field and river. There are numerous historical markers, but most of the ones I saw (except the indian mounds, Confederate graves, and Old Trace) only described something "near here" but there was no evidence of anything to look at except more woods. The most interesting section was a stretch of tornado-obliterated forest south of Tupelo. The April 2011 twister had followed the road center line almost exactly for over seven miles and the destruction is a mile wide! The formerly dense forest, even almost two years later, looked like the aftermath of an artillery battle, with splintered stubs of trees and tangled logs. There are absolutely no facilities other than the occasional restroom at a picnic area, and a few campgrounds, some NTP, some state parks. I camped at two NTP bicycle only areas (Witch Dance and Park HQ no showers), an NTP CG at Jeff Busby (no showers), and Tishimongo State Park CG (excellent facility, with showers). If you need groceries or restaurant food, you have to leave the parkway and ride several miles to a town. Sometimes there is a gas station/store just off the NTP, but don't count on it. Once off the parkway the traffic picks up considerably with semi trucks and the roads rarely have shoulders to ride. Mississippi has a great law regarding bicycles: motorists MUST give a cyclist 3 FEET of room when passing. I did encounter the occasional scofflaws who cut me close (even on the parkway), and even a semi tractor racing down the parkway which is illegal. Even though almost no one obeyed the 50 mph speed limit on the NTP, most people passed me with plenty of room.