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2020 Giro Della Montagna
October 10, 2020 - November 8, 2020
Join us for the final Trailnet Classic of the season and the most City-Centric classic of the year: The Giro della Montagna (Ride of The Hill in Italiano, kinda).
Giro della Montagna Gateway Cup criterion has been an icon of bicycle racing in St. Louis and for much of that time, we have held the Giro della Montagna bike ride in conjunction with it.
The Giro Della Montagna is the final Trailnet Classic ride of the year. Take advantage of the last few weekends of good weather before the cold weather creeps in and you have to break out the winter gear.
Member: $12 | Non-member: $15
The Giro is our most city-centric ride of the year. All routes start on The Hill at the corner of Marconi and Botanical and wind through multiple neighborhoods on combinations of city streets, bike lanes, bike paths.
We have five routes to choose from for riders of all experience levels. When you register, you’ll get access to all five routes and can complete them over the course of the ride.
Mileage: 4, 18, 27*, 32, 51 | Terrain: Moderately hilly, some big hills. Paved
*The 27 mile route takes you to the locations of the Gateway Cup race courses.
The Gateway Cup (GWC) is St. Louis’, and the nation’s longest running multiple day criterium races. 2020 would have been the 36th year for the event. The Gateway Cup begins on Friday night with the Tour de Lafayette followed by Tour de Francis Park (Saturday), Giro Della Montagna (Sunday) and culminating with The Benton Park Classic on (Monday). There are 6 races each day with hundreds of amateur and professional racers battling it out for podium spots at speed reaching 30mph.
New route for 2020: Since the races were cancelled this year we created a new route which begins on The Hill and heads to each race course to complete one lap and then moves onto the next.
New format for 2020
In order to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we have adapted the usual one-day in-person event into a month-long DIY format. You can sign up for the event any time between October 10th and November 8th. Once you register you’ll be given links to GPS turn-by-turn directions to all of the routes. Ride them anytime and as many times as you want. It’s your adventure!
These suggested routes are not closed to traffic. Please ride safely and be aware of your surroundings. This isn’t a race.
Due to the nature of a month-long event we are unable to mark the routes. The routes have been scouted prior to the start of the event but be aware that road conditions may change without notice.
Routes will be provided via the Ride with GPS app which is available for your smartphone or on the web. The free version of the app will provide a map and cue sheet but only the paid version will narrate the routes aloud. Routes can be downloaded as .GPX or .TCX files to be used on devices such as Garmin or Wahoo bike computers.
This is a self supported ride.