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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.

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.

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.

1904 Olympic Marathon

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Join us for a captivating journey through time as we pedal along a 10-mile segment of the historic 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair marathon route. Led by the esteemed Amanda Clark of the Missouri Historical Society, this Trailnet Community Ride promises to be an unforgettable experience.

As we embark on our two-wheeled adventure, we’ll trace the footsteps of athletes from over a century ago, reliving the bizarre and controversial event that once filled the streets of St. Louis during the World’s Fair.

Along the way, Amanda will regale us with fascinating stories and insights into the significance of the 1904 World’s Fair and its impact on St. Louis. From architectural marvels to cultural exhibitions, we’ll uncover the legacy of this iconic event while pedaling through streets steeped in history.

Whether you’re a history buff, a cycling enthusiast, or simply curious about the rich tapestry of St. Louis’s past, this ride offers something for everyone. So saddle up, join us on this unique journey through time, and let’s explore the World’s Fair marathon route like never before.

The starting location and route are TBD. You will receive an email confirming updates closer to the event.

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

317 N 11th St #302
St. Louis, MO US 63101

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

Release: Drive the Change With Trailnet This April, Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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St. Louis, MO – As Missouri approaches its first Distracted Driving Awareness Month with a Hands-Free Law on the books, Trailnet is committed to educating our neighbors about the benefits of staying focused on the road. That’s why Trailnet is launching its Drive the Change: Buckle Up Phone Down campaign, fueled by General Motors, this April.

We all know that distracted driving is dangerous. Now, it’s also illegal, thanks to the Siddens Bening Hands Free Law, which went into effect on August 28, 2023. The new law prohibits all drivers from using a handheld electronic communication device while driving. Learn more about the law here.

Starting this April, Drive the Change will recruit our neighbors to 1) sign the Buckle Up, Phone Down pledge 2) challenge friends and family to sign the pledge, and 3) display a car magnet and yard sign showing their support during April 2024.

The Buckle Up Phone Down pledge is a challenge initiated by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to address the two most impactful actions a driver can take to prevent crashes or survive if one occurs.

Now is the perfect opportunity for Missourians to be a part of a changing culture around driving safety. By committing to driving distraction-free, you’re not just following the law — you’re actively contributing to a safer, more caring community.

Trailnet is partnering with other community organizations and businesses including the Hands Free Missouri Coalition, Alpine Shop, BWorks, Billy Goat Bicycles, Bike Walk KC, the Joplin Health Department, MoDOT, Ozark Greenways, Pedego St. Louis, and Southside Cyclery to spread the word about the campaign. Your organization or business can still get involved at trailnet.org/take-the-pledge.

Trailnet invites members of the public and the media to our Saturday, April 6 kick-off event outside Pedego St. Louis along Grant’s Trail, 801 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122. Stop by the kick-off event any time from 10 am to noon. Learn more about the campaign, take the pledge, enjoy a treat, take a ride or walk along Grant’s Trail, and pick up a car magnet and yard sign to show your support.  RSVP at https://fb.me/e/6GmucysOM 

Sign the pledge and learn more at Trailnet.org/take-the-pledge!

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Trailnet is the St. Louis-region non-profit advocating for better walking, biking and public transit.  Founded in 1988, Trailnet’s vision is for Streets for All. Trailnet pursues this vision through four program areas: community planning, education, policy and bike rides. Learn more at trailnet.org or by following us @Trailnet on Facebook and X and @TrailnetSTL on Instagram.

Please reach out to Corinne Austin, Chief Operating Officer, corinne@trailnet.org or 314-520-2324 or Charles Bryson, Policy Catalyst, charles@trailnet.org or 314-560-8447 for more information.

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For more information about MoDOT and the Buckle Up Phone Down initiative, call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org. To receive the latest statewide news and text alerts, signup for e-updates.

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“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.

Ride the Rivers Century presented by SSM Health

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Trailnet’s 2023 Ride the Rivers Presented by SSM Health is the most unique 100-mile ride in the Midwest. Challenge yourself on Trailnet’s flagship ride while experiencing some of the most amazing landscapes the area has to offer.

The route is the experience. Starting in the early hours of the morning, your adventure will take you all over the region. You’ll ride river ferries, rolling hills, and urban trails past orchards, prairies, small towns, and larger cityscapes. At your journey’s end, arrive at a block party at The Streets of St. Charles, featuring food, drinks, and a well-earned rest. This supported ride gives you a unique chance to crush 100 miles!

Want to join in on the century fun with fewer miles? The 100km Metric Century comes in at 64 miles! You’ll ride through many of the same landscapes as the 100-mile Century while enjoying the same benefits and support. The Metric Century isn’t lacking in beauty or difficulty.

What is included with my registration?

2023 limited edition Ride the Rivers socks
Chip timing
Professional photos
Rest stops and SAG support
Ferry rides
Goody bag with Trailnet stickers, local merchant coupons, and other fine swag
Post-event celebration including live music, award-winning food trucks, Urban Chestnut beer, and post-ride chiropractic adjustments by Logan University

Take advantage of early registration now, as prices will increase on August 1st.
Schedule

Check-in begins at 5:30 a.m.

Ride start time: 7:00 a.m. for full century | 7:15 for metric century

Start location: The Streets of St. Charles | 1520 S 5th St, St Charles, MO 63303

Routes Lengths: 104 miles, 65 miles (route may change slightly due to construction at the time of marking)

Terrain: flat, rolling hills | mixed pavement

 

A HUGE thank you to this year’s sponsors: 

SSM Health, Streets of St. Charles, Logan University, Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., Pickle Juice Co., Kaldi Coffee

There is still time to join us as a sponsor! Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Don’t wait to sign up! The best pricing is early in registration. The cost will increase the closer we get to Sept. 30th.

 

Trailnet Members

Trailnet members receive a $15 discount on registration.* Members must claim their account in the Trailnet Members Club on Run Sign Up to receive the discount. Instructions here. Peloton Society members can register for 50% off. Check your email for a coupon code, or email memebrship@trailnet.org for assistance. Please note that free ride membership vouchers are not valid for the Century.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you on Sept. 30th!

 

*Thank you for being a Trailnet member! Trailnet is a non-profit charity, so we rely on your generosity to give back to our community. Your membership comes with free ride vouchers, which can be used for any regularly-priced Trailnet Classics ride. Ride the Rivers is our premium fundraising ride, priced to provide a higher quality ride experience than our other Classics AND to generate critical funding for our mission.

Moonlight Ramble

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JOIN US FOR THE LONGEST-RUNNING NIGHTTIME BIKE RIDE IN THE U.S.!

Organizers of the Moonlight Ramble® bike ride are excited to announce that the race will return on Saturday, August 26th, 2023 for its 59th edition. The Moonlight Ramble® is the longest-running nighttime bike ride in the US and a great source of pride for St. Louis. The ride that began with one rider has grown into an annual tradition with thousands of riders taking to the streets of St. Louis at night under the light of the moon.

Registration Costs

  • Rider fees:
    • $35 with T-shirt, $75 with Cycling Jersey (Open – 5/31)
    • $40 with T-shirt, $80 with Cycling Jersey (6/1 – 7/31)
    • $45  with T-shirt, $85 with Cycling Jersey (8/1- 8/20),
    • $50 with T-shirt Ride week (8/21 – 8/25)
    • $55 with T-shirt on day of ride (8/26)
  • Youth Rider (Age 6-17) – $25
  • Child Rider Ages 1-5 are FREE but still must register for event

*All registrations will incur a small service fee*

Date

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Schedule

  • 7:00 PM- Moonlight Festival Opens with vendor tents, merchandise, bike mechanics, and more!
  • 7:00 PM- Packet pick-up and last-minute registration opens
  • 10:00 PM- Moonlight Ramble Begins (start line will be open for 15 minutes)
  • 10:15 PM- Start Line Closes (no riders can start after 10:15 PM)
  • 10:30 PM- Live Music starts playing on the Moonlight stage at Manchester and Tower Grove Ave.
  • 11:45 PM – Cut-off for long course riders at the rest stop (City Foundry)
  • 1:00 AM- Moonlight Ramble and Festival Close

 

Location

The 2023 Ramble will once again start and finish in The Grove! We can’t wait to share one of St. Louis’ hippest and happening places with you!

Registration and Packet Pickup can be found at 4247 Manchester Ave, St. Louis Mo 63110

Restaurants in The Grove!

Ladies and gentlemen, the list of amazing restaurants within the Moonlight Festival is long and delicious. You’re not going to want to miss out on trying out all of these amazing restaurants! Those include: The Handlebar, Everest Cafe, Beast Butcher & Block, Open Concept, Pie Guy Pizza, Sanctuaria, Taha’s Twisted Tiki, Sultan Mediterranean, The Gramophone, Vincent Van Doughnut, Sauce on the Side, and Grace Meat + Three!

Entertainment

We’ll have Live Music to rock your socks off from 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm and 10:45 pm – 1:00 am. This year’s band will be announced soon!

Event Shirt

Register early to guarantee yourself this stupid soft, glow-in-the-dark custom t-shirt!
Register here: https://moonlightramble.com/

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.

Try the St. Vincent Greenway

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Come celebrate the St. Vincent Greenway connection between St. Vincent County Park and the Rock Road Metro Station!
Enjoy free dessert and transportation safety activities (like how to load and unload your bike on a bus bike rack) from 6-7:30 pm! At 6:30 pm, join a guided greenway walk or bike ride. The greenway walk will be 2 miles total from the Rock Road Metro Station to St. Vincent County Park and back. The greenway bike ride will be 5 miles total from the Rock Road Metro Station to the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) campus and back.