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James Mark Parr, 51, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Service will follow at 2:00 pm. Coleman Funeral Home of Olive Branch is in charge of arrangements.


He belonged to the Alumni Association of the University of Alabama and regularly attended the home football games for over twenty-five years. He shared his love of the Crimson Tide with his children by taking them to home football games every year.

Mark was also an avid bicyclist. He was a member of the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club and participated in a number of organized rides. His favorite rides included the Polar Bear Ride, Big Dam Bridge, Bikes Blues and Bayous, and the Tour de Corn. When he wasn’t participating in group rides, he was gliding up and down the Green Line, the Green Way, and throughout Shelby Farms with Alicia and the children.


In lieu of traditional gifts, memorials can be made in honor of Mark Parr to either the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club or mail to P.O. Box 17096, Memphis, TN 38187.
Donation in memory of Mark Parr.


Ride Package Deal
St. Patricks Day ~ Tour de La Grange ~ Wolf River Cafe
Charles Finney Memorial Ride ~ Red, White & Blue
Bluff City Blues

Have you ever wanted to register for all of the Memphis Hightailers annual rides in one transaction so you don't have to remember for each individual ride?

Now you can!  Sign up for our Ride Package 2020 Deal before February 29, 2020, and you will be signed up for each ride.

You can also save money by signing up for the Ride Package - the cost is only $110.

Non-members can also take advantage of this offer for $150 which also includes one year individual membership.

Special Club Pre Order

We have taken one of our Patriotic jerseys and logo's from history and updated for 2020.  We also have a Walz cap to go with the jersey.

We have also updated the club jersey and have the casual rider jersey available.

For the ladies, we have the pink jersey available once again!  And to be seen, the fluorescent and stealth jerseys are also available.

Please visit our online store and purchase yours now!

This special pre order will run through January 31 and expected delivery will be late March/early April.

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All jersey designs subject to minor design alterations.

Hightailers Membership Benefit

One of the benefits of being a Memphis Hightailer is our secondary insurance on any official Hightailers ride – whether it is a weekly ride or one of our special rides.  However, your membership must be active at the time of the ride.

Why are we mentioning this? We keep being advised by members who find out their membership had expired, but they don’t seem to have received any renewal notices.  This has been an ongoing concern for a couple of years now. These renewal notices are system generated and may be getting flagged as spam by your email host.

How can you check if you are current?  Just try to log into the Hightailers website.  If you can sign in with no problems, you are probably active, and you can verify this in your profile. If it has expired, you will be taken to the renew membership page.

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