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Public Art Community Ride

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Embark on a beloved Trailnet Community Ride tour led by Dana Gray, an art consultant. Explore the rich art history of St. Louis as you visit various sites and delve into their stories. Join us for an enlightening journey through the city’s vibrant artistic heritage!

Check back soon for ride starting location, route, and program.

The ride will depart at 10 a.m. Check-in begins at 9 a.m.
Approximate End Time: 12 pm

About Trailnet Community Rides

Trailnet Community Rides are guided, slow-paced, group bike rides that explore the history and culture of the St. Louis Community.

Community Rides generally last around 3 hours. There are no staffed rest stops on these rides, and we cannot guarantee access to restrooms or water. Please plan accordingly.

Community Rides registration is capped at 75 participants. A smaller group allows us to safely manage riders on open city streets, ensures our docents/guides can effectively deliver information, and guarantees that local stops (museums, churches, businesses, etc.…) won’t be overwhelmed when we roll up.

Ride Website

Additional Ride information can be found at http://www.trailnet.org/rides.

Ride Eternal – Cemeteries of Yore

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Get ready for a bone-chilling adventure on October 19th with our Community Ride departing from South Side Cyclery. Led by Amanda Clark from the Missouri Historical Society, we’ll explore the haunted history of former cemeteries in the South City area. Don’t miss this ride—it’s sure to send shivers down your spine!

About Trailnet Community Rides

Trailnet Community Rides, presented by the Missouri Historical Society, are guided, slow-paced, group bike rides that explore the history and culture of the St. Louis Community.

Community Rides generally last around 3 hours. There are no staffed rest stops on these rides, and we cannot guarantee access to restrooms or water. Please plan accordingly.

Community Rides registration is capped at 75 participants. A smaller group allows us to manage riders on open city streets safely; ensures our docents/guides can effectively deliver information; and guarantees that local stops (museums, churches, businesses, etc…) won’t be overwhelmed when we roll up.

Route:  

Check-in: 9 am

Ride Start: 10 am

Place

6969 Gravois Ave
St. Louis, MO US 63116

Ride Website

Additional Ride information can be found at http://www.trailnet.org/rides.

Jewish History Community Ride presented by Jewish Federation of St. Louis

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Back by popular demand! Join us as we highlight Jewish History in St. Louis, MO.  Warren Rosenblum, Professor of History at Webster University, and Amanda Clark from the Missouri Historical Society will lead us on a tour of four key locations, each significant to the St. Louis Jewish community.

The 2023 Jewish History Ride is presented by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

About Trailnet Community Rides

Trailnet Community Rides, presented by the Missouri Historical Society, are guided, slow-paced, group bike rides that explore the history and culture of the St. Louis Community.

Community Rides generally last around 3 hours. There are no staffed rest stops on these rides, and we cannot guarantee access to restrooms or water. Please plan accordingly.

Community Rides registration is capped at 75 participants. A smaller group allows us to manage riders on open city streets safely; ensures our docents/guides can effectively deliver information; and guarantees that local stops (museums, churches, businesses, etc…) won’t be overwhelmed when we roll up.

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Check-in: 9 am

Ride Start: 10 am

Place

225 S Skinker Blvd
St. Louis, MO US 63105

Ride Website

Additional Ride information can be found at http://www.trailnet.org/rides.

Juneteenth Community Ride presented by River City Outdoors

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This Juneteenth, celebrate St. Louis’s Black artists, musicians, and history with a bike ride featuring live music. Join Trailnet & 4 The Ville with support from the Missouri Historical Society, and Regional Arts Commission, on Saturday, June 15th, for a group bicycle ride with performances from area musicians and storytellers sharing the city’s history.

This year’s Juneteenth celebration features post-event activities and live music.

Check out the video from the 2021 Juneteenth celebration produced by our friends at Foveal Media!

Event Schedule

  • 9 am – registration/check-in opens
  • 10:00 am – ride leaves Tandy Recreation Center
  • 1:30 pm – rough estimation on ride returning to Tandy Recreation Center

Start Location: Tandy Recreation Center (4206 Kennerly Ave, St. Louis, MO 63113)

Routes Length (in miles): roughly 11 miles (leisurely riding broken up by four stops)

Terrain: Paved city streets

About Trailnet Community Rides

Trailnet Community Rides are guided, slow-paced, group bike rides that explore the history and culture of the St. Louis Community. Community Rides generally last around 3 hours. There are no staffed rest stops on these rides, and we cannot guarantee access to restrooms or water. Please plan accordingly.

 

Place

4206 Kennerly Ave
St. Louis, MO US 63113

Ride Website

Additional Ride information can be found at http://www.trailnet.org/rides

I Scream for Ice Cream Ride

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🚲🍦 Get Ready to Pedal & Savor: Join Us for the Ultimate Ice Cream Bike Ride! 🍦🚲

Indulge Your Senses: This year, we’re pulling out all the stops to make your July ride a truly unforgettable experience. Picture this: cruising along the beautiful Madison County Trail system, surrounded by lush greenery and summer sunshine, fully stocked aid stations with smiling attendants, and plenty of fun back at the finish line.

🍨 Treats Galore: From creamy scoops of locally churned ice cream courtesy of Ice Caps Creamery to fizzy root beer floats generously provided by Fitz Root Beer, we’ve got all your cravings covered. And for those who prefer a different kind of chill, we will have you sorted with ice-cold beer.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Fun for the Whole Family: Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, there’s something for everyone at I Scream for Ice Cream Ride. Choose from a variety of routes ranging from leisurely tours to longer treks, and bring the whole family along for a day of outdoor adventure.

🛍️ Stay, play, and shop! You won’t want to miss the awesome sidewalk sale at the Cyclery and Fitness Center. From top-of-the-line bikes to must-have gear, they’ve got everything you need to take your ride to the next level. 🚴‍♀️ Trailnet merch will be sold at event-only pricing and local food trucks will be on site, so bring extra cash or a card. Trust us – the fun doesn’t stop when the riding ends!

Mark Your Calendar: We’ll see you at I Scream for Ice Cream – where every mile leads to delicious treats and unforgettable memories! 🚴‍♀️🍦

Here’s the Scoop (Schedule)
  • 6:15 am – Registration opens
  • 7:30 am – Staging begins for 51 Mile Ride
  • 7:40 am – Registration closes
  • 7:45 am – 51 Mile Start*
  • 8:00 am – 35 Mile Start*
  • 8:15 am – 23 Mile Start*
  • 8:30 am – 10 Mile Start*

*Rolling group start led by a police escort. Once riders have been escorted onto the MCT Trail, they may ride at their own pace. The group start is not optional and is required by the City of Edwardsville.

Exciting event extras!

Stay the weekend in downtown Edwardsville! Urban Collective Boutique Hotel has offered a 15% discount to folks registered for the I Scream for Ice Cream Classic. Nestled in the heart of the city, this boutique hotel features eight distinct suites, each with its own unique ambiance, colors, themes, styles, and décor. Discount code will be sent in your confirmation email. Book before rooms sell out!

Place

2472 Troy Rd
Edwardsville, IL US 62025

Ride Website

Additional Ride information can be found at http://www.trailnet.org/rides.

2024 Bridge Birthday Bash

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We’re having a party! 

 

The Chain of Rocks Bridge is turning another year older, and what better way to celebrate than with a Birthday Bash Bike Ride!

That’s right, the BBB Classic is back for 2024 and better than ever! Come out on Saturday, May 18th, to commemorate the 95th Birthday of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge and enjoy a part of St. Louis history. We have routes planned for folks of all comfort levels, fun festivities with food and libations, and, of course, there will be cake!

The Bridge Birthday Bash is your chance to enjoy unique routes on relaxed back roads, greenways, and the Madison County Trails. This ride is perfect if you’re new to biking or just got back into it. We have everything from a three-mile family fun roll to a 55-miler for those who want to pay it forward and earn themselves an extra slice of cake.

 

Saturday’s Schedule:

Check-in and late registration begins at 7:30 am. Look for the blue Trailnet tents.

The ride will have an open start window from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Be sure to have the latest route updates downloaded for directions.

8:45 am: Staging for family (3.7 mile) route.

9 am: Family Route begins, led by Trailnet Staff

10 am: Post-ride festivities begin.

Family yard games, beverages, and cake will be available and included in the registration cost. Food trucks will be on-site with additional meal options available for purchase.

 

Special Engagement!

As part of our May National Bike Month programming, we are proud to offer you a chance to see a screening of Bike Vessel; a moving documentary about a filmmaker and his father’s incredible journey to health. Tickets are free and will be offered as an add-on during registration.

May 20th 2024.  6-9 PM
UHSP Auditorium
1 Pharmacy Place, St. Louis, MO 63110

Tour of Hermann Gravel Challenge

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The eleventh annual Tour of Hermann Gravel Challenge is a gravel ride where participants can tackle as many as five challenging scenic loops on the roads surrounding picturesque Hermann, Mo. This event is for any experience level, including beginners. Riders can take on as little as one loop or as many as all five. It is completely up to you!

Day One features three different loops with a total of 102.36 miles in distance and 6883 feet of climbing.

Day Two features two different loops with a total of 99.14 miles in distance and 4902 feet of climbing.

If you complete all five loops in the allotted time, you will have tackled over 11.7k feet of climbing over 200+ miles of riding, and you will be entered into the Tour of Hermann Gravel Challenge Elite Club.

Chain of Rocks Park Grand Opening Celebration Ride

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We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of the new Chain of Rocks Bridge Park! On April 14th, 2024, we will celebrate the opening with an five-mile family-friendly bike ride that begins at Chouteau Island Trailhead and ends at the grand opening celebration in the beautiful new grounds on the MO side of the Chain of Rocks Bridge. There, you will enjoy a wonderful celebration of the progress that Great Rivers Greenway and its partners are bringing to the region.

For more information and to register, visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/GraniteCity/ChainofRocksParkGrandOpeningCelebrationRide

2023 Walk/Bike Counts

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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

We need volunteers who can commit to counting bicyclists and pedestrians at designated locations from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 19th and/or Sept. 20th. 

98 total time slots need to be filled at 49 locations across St. Louis! Chances are, one of these locations is near your work, home or school. Check the map below, and sign up to help us out! 

Map of Locations: bit.ly/counts-map-23 

Signup Here: bit.ly/counts-signup-23 

This initiative provides meaningful data to show changes in bicycling and pedestrian activity. Documenting these changes is essential to shaping infrastructure projects that make the St. Louis region more livable for all. 

Questions? Contact sam@trailnet.org 

Try the Mississippi Greenway

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Celebrate the Mississippi Greenway Ride on October 14! Join us at the historic Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing for a memorable bike adventure. After the ride, immerse yourself in the rich history of Reverend John Berry Meachum and Mary Meachum at the 21st Annual Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration. Experience their courageous fight for freedom and their impactful contributions to education and emancipation. Connect with the spirit of resilience and honor their enduring legacy.