We Build Community Around Active Lifestyles By Hosting Bike Rides
Bicycle Fun Club Rides
Started by Tom Yarbrough in 1996, the Bicycle Fun Club (BFC) is now one of the most active bicycle event programs of its type in the nation, serving up to 10,000 recreational bicyclists annually.
Each Trailnet Bicycle Fun Club Ride offers multiple distances. BFC rides range from 5-100 miles, are both social and fitness oriented and provide a low-stress way to get into bicycling, one of the most healthy forms of exercise. The rides are designed for all level of cyclist with each ride featuring a “Group Ride” that includes a ride leader and stops at each rest stop taking off at 8:30 a.m. for each ride. Rides are held throughout the region, in the city of St. Louis and in scenic rural areas of Missouri and Illinois. Our BFC rides are often tied to local festivals or feature their own post ride celebrations.
Nonprofit Partner Rides & Free Weekly Group Rides
These rides are brought to you by select Trailnet nonprofit partners. With plenty of routes, locations, amenities, and activities to choose from, you’ll find one or more that suits your interests, time frame, and skill level. Whether you’re passionate about one of these worthwhile causes – or just passionate about riding – take the challenge. Nonprofit partner rides include: The American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, Bike MS’s Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Cycle for Life, Lupus Foundation of America’s Wolfride, Pedal the Cause, and St. Luke’s Hospital’s Tour de Wellness.
Free Weekly Group rides are run by local bike shops and select Trailnet partners. No SAG vehicles are provided and no rest stops are planned. Each ride is identified as either a “drop ride,” where the pack of riders determines the pace of the ride and slower riders may “drop” off if they don’t keep up; or a “no-drop ride,” where the pace of all riders is accommodated. Individual shop rides are listed under our calendar of events.