Trailnet will be providing free, secure bike parking at the Murmuration Festival in the Cortex Innovation Community September 23 through 25. This three-day event, named after the patterns produced by flocks of starlings in flight, celebrates the intersection of music, art, science and technology.
Show your support for active transportation and check out this exciting event. Volunteers receive a t-shirt and a single-day music pass (good for the day of your shift). Water and snacks will be provided at the bike valet station.
Celebrate Labor Day weekend by listening to great music and making it easy for people to ride their bikes to the Big Muddy Blues Festival. This year’s festival will be even bigger and better, and we’ll be providing free bike valet for all of the cool people who will be biking to the Landing.
Sign up here to volunteer on Saturday, Sept. 3. Volunteers receive a FREE PASS to the festival (Saturday only).
Plan on riding your bike? We’ll meet at Big Daddy’s in Soulard for a “slow roll” down to Laclede’s Landing. Click here for info.
Trailnet is again providing secure and complimentary Bike Valet for people cycling to Fair Saint Louis in Forest Park. Since the Park will be closed to vehicle traffic during the Fair, attendees are being encouraged to use bikes, walking, or MetroLink to get to the festivities.
Bike valets operate like a coat check for bicycles. Valet volunteers will give cyclists a claim ticket and park and retrieve bicycles from the bike racks. Shifts are three hours and will be staffed by 6 volunteers and one Trailnet staff member at each station.
What a great opportunity to gather friends, family and co-workers to team up and support Trailnet, active transportation, and CO2 reduction!
A project begun in 2007 by the St. Louis Bike Federation (which merged with Trailnet in 2011), that won a federal grant to manufacture and place bike racks throughout the St. Louis region, is complete. This project included a design competition, and the winning design is the origin of the iconic arch bike rack that has been installed widely throughout the region.
You will notice from the photo below that the racks manufactured for this project are not silver like the ones you’ve probably seen; they are black to meet historic design criteria.
Many thanks go to the William A. Kerr Foundation and REI for their generous grants that provided the “match funds” the St. Louis Bike Federation and Trailnet needed to leverage the federal grants to complete the project.
Most of the bike racks manufactured for this project have been installed so keep an eye out. They can be found as far north as Bellefontaine Neighbors and as far west as Fenton – and at many locations in between.