Bottleneck Bridge Ride
Presented by the Festus Tourism Commission, the City of Festus, Trailnet, and the Jefferson County Growth Association, the Bottleneck Bridge Ride has lovingly been called “One Hill of a Ride.”
Leaving from the festival atmosphere on Festus’ Main Street, with routes ranging from 17 to 67 miles, the ride takes you through the town centers and down the country roads of Jefferson County, with rest stops at local wineries, restaurants, and historical sites such as the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge.
Plus, this year the Bottleneck Bridge Ride is an official Pedal the Cause Training Ride! Take this opportunity to prepare for the big weekend, September 23-24, 2023!
Also, for the kiddos, we have Strider races brought to you by Living Life on 2 Wheels. Come for the bike ride and stay for the live music, dining, and shopping.
Ride Start Time: 8 am
Check-In Begins: 6:30 am
Start Location: Main Street Festus
Routes Lengths (in miles): 13, 34, 41, 66
Terrain: Mostly Flat | Smooth pavement
All riders will line up at 8 am and leave Main Street as a group led by a police escort at a controlled pace. Once riders have been escorted across Highway 67 they may ride at their own pace. The group start is not optional and is required by the Cities of Festus and Crystal City.