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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
|Ride Name||Start Date||Start Time||Start Location||Distance||Description|
|Saturday Ride||3/10/18||B-8:00 am, C-10:00 am||Bike Surgeon – O'Fallon||B-25+, C-20+||All groups ride through the rolling hills north of O'Fallon, IL. Great fun with good support. A well managed group ride for all levels of rider. With over 100 riders on average during the summer this is one of the best group rides in the region. Join in on the Fun! For more ride information, click here.|
|Saturday Ride||Year Round||7:30 and 8:00 am||Urban Shark, Big Bend, West||Varies||Rides differ in distance and terrain. Some rides are loops but most are out and back. For more ride information, click here.|
|Saturday Ride||3/17/18||7:00 am||Edwardsville Location||15, 40+||Country roads and bike trails with rolling hills. Optional short cuts on long route. We will teach rules of the road and proper riding technique. The rides have a leader and are no-drop. For more ride information, click here.|
|Saturday Ride||4/7/18||7:30 am||40 W. Lockwood Ave, St. Louis||18, 26, 30||This ride heads westward from the shop, and uses cycling compatible roads in Webster Groves, Kirkwood, and Ladue. There are three different start times to accommodate beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders. Many newer riders advance through the groups as their familiarity and riding skills grow. It is a ride intended for riders on road bikes, so hybrid and off-road bike riders will usually find their bikes’ wider tires make it hard to keep up the pace of the road bikes. There is no sag vehicle, but there is generally a shop-staff rider to help in case of mechanical trouble. Complimentary bagels and coffee served after the ride. For more ride information, click here.|
|Saturday Ride||6/2/18||8:00 am||40 W. Lockwood Ave, St. Louis||12 – 15||For women only, and is intended for those who are new to road riding in general and especially those who are new to riding with traffic. It is a no-drop ride, so no one will end up riding alone! Hub friend, and local road rider Sandi Barrett will lead the group and will focus on fun and learning as the miles fly by! The women’s ride is intended for road bikes, so hybrid and off-road bike riders may find their wider tires make it hard to keep up the pace of the group. If you have any questions about your bike or the ride in general, please call Alex at The Hub. Helmets are required. For more ride information, click here.|
|Tuesday Night Ride||3/13/18||6:00 pm||Bike Surgeon – O'Fallon||A-20+, B-16 to 18, C- Mellow||All groups ride through the rolling hills north of O'Fallon, IL. Great fun with good support. A well managed group ride for all levels of rider. With over 100 riders on average during the summer this is one of the best group rides in the region. Join in on the Fun! For more ride information, click here.|
|Wednesday Night MTB||Year Round||6:00 pm||Bike Surgeon Outpost, Edwardsville||15||Come and play in the woods with us at the SIUE Mtn bike trail. We meet the Bike Surgeon Outpost at 6pm. The first Wed of the month will also feature a fleet of demo bikes anyone can ride for free. For more ride information, click here|
|Wednesday Ride||3/14/18||6:00 pm||3100 Homer Adams Pkwy, Alton||10 – 20||Country roads with rolling hills. We will teach rules of the road and proper riding technique. Ride is led by experienced riders and is no-drop. For more ride information, click here.|