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Volunteer at the Ride the Rivers Century


Be a part of one of the greatest rides in the midwest. Volunteers are still needed for this Sunday, September 20.

Click here to sign up or contact rides@trailnet.org for information.

Lucky’s Ride: Registration Now Open!

luckysride101Trailnet’s Lucky’s Ride puts you on some of the most scenic sections of the Katy Trail. The three-day cycling and camping adventure starts with a kickoff celebration at the Lucky’s in Ellisville. From there, participants hop on our bus to the Lucky’s Market in Columbia. From Columbia, we’re in for all sorts of fun, music, food, and camping.

If that’s not enough to get you in the saddle for a few days, this event is your opportunity to raise money for educating local youth on the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle. Sharing Trailnet’s devotion to building vibrant, healthy, and active communities, Lucky’s Market has committed to support Trailnet’s Youth Programming, matching rider contributions dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $10,000.

Let’s get this campaign rolling and see if we can make it to $10,000 before the start of the ride!

Click here for details about this great adventure.

Registration: Online only, click here.

Century Club Riders

Five of Trailnet’s 2015 BFC rides included century routes. In addition, there were five opportunities for century routes on our non-profit partner rides. Below are lists of riders who completed centuries for each of these events:CenturyClubWebPage11-15






For information about the Century Club, click here.




  • Properly fitted helmets are strongly recommended and are required by law in some of the communities in which we ride.
  • Bring at least one full water bottle or hydration pack.
  • Be sure that your bike is in safe working order. Trailers and trail-a-bikes for kids are welcome, but please, no training wheels.
  • Additional items that are helpful and easily stowed in a jersey pocket or seat bag are a spare tube, a set of tire levers, and a small pump or CO2 cartridge. Tire changing tools and a multi-tool that fits your bike come in handy and can get you back on the ride without waiting for a support vehicle.


  • Special clothing is not required but can make the ride experience more pleasant.
  • Padded shorts will alleviate pain in the rear and wicking garments will prevent overheating.
  • Wear or bring sunscreen.


  • Most BFC rides include a “no-drop” Group Ride on the short route that starts at 8:30 a.m. The Group Ride is for new riders or riders who would like to have an experienced leader.
  • Trailnet SAG (Support and Gear) vans cruise the routes until 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Vans are equipped with basic first aid, hydration, nutrition, and tools for minor repairs.
  • Phone 314.913.BIKE (2453) if you need assistance.


  • Route maps are not available until the day of the ride. Map preparation is time-intensive and our maps are created for an event experience.
  • Maps are available at ride registration and show route options, towns, attractions, and rest stops
  • In addition to the route map, pink arrows and dots on the pavement will direct you.


  • BFC rides are predominantly on roads; prepare to share with motorized traffic.
  • Most rides start on the short route and the longer routes branch out from there.
  • The longest route is designed for experienced riders and may have more hills or be routed on more heavily trafficked roads.
  • Terrain
    • Flat – very few small hills
    • Rolling – frequent small hills
    • Moderate – a mix of hills, with some steep climbs
    • Big – some hills over 150 feet
    • Very hilly – many hills over 150 feet


  • Preregistration is available online at trailnet.org or you can register at the start location on the day of most BFC rides (exceptions are noted on the website). Online registration closes two days prior to the ride. Preregistration for the Ride the Rivers Century Ride is recommended.
  • Many rides have a “happy hour” at the sponsoring bike shop the week before the ride. This is an opportunity to preregister and learn about the ride. Check the website for listings.
  • Wrist bands will be distributed to all registered riders and will be checked throughout the ride at rest stops and by SAG drivers (riders without wristbands using the rest stop or seeking assistance during the ride will be charged $20).
  • Preregistered riders need to check in at the ride start to get their map and wrist band.


  • Online registration price for most rides is $8 for Trailnet members and $13 for nonmembers.
  • Day of ride price for most rides is $10 for Trailnet members and $15 for nonmembers.
  • Children under 10 riding with an adult are $3.

Season Pass

New for 2015: Season Pass for Trailnet members only!

Enjoy all of our BFC Rides* and Cultural Tours for one low price – only $220 for the season. No waiting in line, no need to register for individual events. For a supplement of $35 you can also be eligible for recognition as a Century Club Member.

Not a Trailnet Member? Click here to join so that you can take advantage of this great deal.

Register for the season pass here. Following checkout you will be automatically preregistered in all of the BFC Rides* and Cultural Tours. When you arrive at an event, just proceed to the Preregistered table to receive your map and wristband.**

Included BFC Rides Included Cultural Tours  
Bottom Out Bicycle Ride Tweed Ride
Poker Flats Campfire (ride only) The Art of Riding
Strawberry Festival and Berry Bike Ride Tour de Museum
Great Pizza Bicycle Ride People, Public Space and Progress
Route 66 Bicycle Ride Jazz History Bike Tour
Cottleville Classic Bicrobrews
Bridge Birthday Bash Prohibition in St. Louis Bicycle Tour
Big Bottle Bicycle Ride LGBTQ* History Tour
I Scream for Ice Cream Open Studios Tour
Farrhadtour und Augustfest
Bike St. Louis City Tour
Fat Tire Campfire at Klondike
Giro della Montagna
Ride the Rivers Century

*Lucky’s Ride and the camping portion of Poker Flats are not included.

** Wristbands are issued for all BFC Rides.

Century Club

New for 2015 – become a member of the Century Club!

Complete five centuries throughout the season and earn a Century Club patch and recognition on Trailnet’s website. Eligible events include the Ride the Rivers Century, other BFC rides that include century options, or any of our partner fundraising events that include a century ride.

Eligible BFC rides:

Partner fundraising rides with century options:

By completing one or more of your centuries on fundraising rides, you will earn a star on your patch and special recognition on the website.

It’s easy to “join” the club.  For each ride, the online registration page includes a check box to participate in the century. If you are riding for one of our partner fundraising rides, let them know you are participating in Trailnet’s Century Club.

See the list of riders who are on their way to completing their 500 miles!

Also new this year for Trailnet members – a Season Pass for Trailnet’s BFC Rides and Cultural Tours. No need to register for individual rides, no waiting in line at the registration table. Click here for more information on this great deal.