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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 2024 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.

Route:  

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.

Wild Wild Ride

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Trailnet is going WILD in the WEST!

We are thrilled to offer you a wild bike journey through the lush landscapes of Wildwood, MO!

With carefully planned routes catering to various skill levels, participants can expect an adventure filled with ups and downs, traversing some of the region’s most stunning parks and wildlife areas.

For those seeking a less demanding ride, shorter distances are available, ensuring energy reserves for the lively post-ride celebration. Meanwhile, participants looking for a challenge can tackle longer courses featuring Category 3 climbs with gradients exceeding 10%.

Regardless of the chosen route, cyclists can anticipate a well-deserved post-ride party to celebrate their accomplishments. This event is a fantastic opportunity for biking enthusiasts to experience the beauty of Wildwood, MO, while pushing their limits and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow riders.

Schedule
  • 6:30 am – Registration opens
  • 7:30 am – Staging for all routes begins
  • 7:45 am – Registration closes
  • 8 am – Rolling group start led by a police escort. The group start is not optional and is required by the City of Wildwood.

    Place

    17401 Manchester Road
    Wildwood, MO US 63038

    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

“Drive the Change” Kickoff Event

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and it’s a perfect opportunity for you to be a part of a changing culture around driving safety.
Trailnet is inviting you to “Drive the Change” by pledging to put your phone down and buckle up every time you drive.
Stop by our kick-off event outside Pedego St. Louis (located on Grants Trail!) on Saturday, April 6 any time from 10 am to noon. Learn more about the campaign, sign the pledge, enjoy a treat and pick up a car magnet and yard sign to show your support.
You know that distracted driving is dangerous. Now, it’s also illegal thanks to the new Missouri Hands Free Law. By committing to driving distraction-free, you’re not just following the law — you’re actively contributing to a safer, more caring community.

Beans, Bikes and Brews

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Beans, Bikes and Brews is Trailnet’s long-time Rides Season kickoff party. Come one, come all for food, drinks and community!
March 19, 2024 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Shrewsbury City Center – Sunset Room.
Steve’s Hot Dogs will provide chili, toppings, cornbread. Trailnet will bring the beer, soda, and cookies.

2023 Park(ing) Day

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Park(ing) Day is a global, public, participatory project where people across the world temporarily repurpose curbside parking spaces and convert them into public parks and social spaces to advocate for safer, greener, and more equitable streets for people.

To celebrate Park(ing) Day 2023 in St. Louis, Trailnet will be hosting a pop-up parklet + bike lane demonstration along Compton Ave from Shenandoah to Longfellow.

Come visit Trailnet’s Park(ing) Day pop-up + bike lane demonstration at 2292 Compton Ave. on Friday, September 15!

2023 Uphill Battle

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The second annual Uphill Battle is all about ups and downs (and even more ups). This is Trailnet’s most challenging ride, and that’s the point. If you can conquer these hills in June, you’ll have no problems when it’s time to tackle Trailnet’s Ride the Rivers Century in the Fall…

Fair warning: The 2023 Uphill Battle features Category 3 climbs with grades over 10%—those are Tour De France-level numbers. This ride ain’t no joke.

But don’t be scared away. These routes run through some of Missouri’s most beautiful parks and wildlife areas. The sights are so beautiful, you may forget your legs are falling off.

The first 65 registrants get a free water bottle!

All finishers will receive a special token from our partners at Trailhead Bicycles.

General Information
Ride Start Time: 8am
Check-In Begins: 6:30 am
Start Location: Wildwood Middle School – 17401 Manchester Road Wildwood, MO US 63038
Routes Lengths (in miles): 26, 45, 56
Terrain: Hilly | Smooth pavement

Group Start
All riders will line up at 8 am and leave Wildwood Middle School as a group led by a police escort at a controlled pace. Once riders have been escorted to the start of the route, they may ride at their own pace. The group start is not optional and is required by the City of Wildwood.

StG Gravel Classic presented by SGCMH

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The StG Gravel Classic presented by Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital is back for the second year! After being voted one of the best gravel grinders in Missouri by the readers of Terrain Magazine, we’ve come back with a dustier and more epic event. This year we’re adding a bigger pre-event packet pickup party, live music, and a few other surprises.
For all the info you need, visit the registration page: https://runsignup.com/…/SainteGenevieve/StGGravelClassic

– New for 2023 –
We’ve added two new events! To encourage the next generation of gravel grinders, we have added the Little Pebbles category, which features a 5.5 mile loop and is aimed at ages 8 through 15. We believe that gravel grinders shouldn’t be limited to two wheels, so we’ve partnered with Big River Running and added a 5k walk/run.
Registration will be available online only and closes at 7:45 am on the morning of the event. Registered riders may pick up their numbers at packet pickup the evening before or on the morning of the event.

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE EVENT, VISIT THE REGISTRATION PAGE