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City Tour + Grove Criterium
August 12, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Do not miss this panoramic bike tour that explores the gems of the Gateway City and some of its best neighborhoods prior to the start of the Grove Criterium. The ride starts at CORE @ South Newstead and finishes the grassy corner of Urban Chestnut’s Grove Bierhall at the intersection of Newstead and Oakland.
You can then take off on routes of three different lengths depending on how much of the city you want to explore. All riders will have the opportunity to do some laps on St. Louis’ famous velodrome “Mr. Bumpy Face”. Some of the tour highlights include: Forest Park, Cathedral Basilica, Bellefontaine Cemetery, Gateway Arch and more!
In addition to our regular BFC routes (26, 34, or 38 miles), we are also hosting a special 10-mile “Ride the Vision” tour featuring a few of the destinations we hope to connect with our vision for a network of protected bikeways and walking improvements. The “Ride the Vision” tour will depart at 10 am and includes stops along the way.
Upon your return you’ll have a front row seat in Trailnet’s VIP tent on the Grove Criterium course where you’ll experience thrilling bike racing up close and personal.
Registration and Ride: 7:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Mileage: 10 (vison), 26, 34, 38
Terrain: paved, rolling with some big hills
Price: members $8 online, $11 at event
non-members: $11 online, $16 at event