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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.

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

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

2023 Trailnet Wrapped

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2023 was an outstanding year to be a “Trailnut”! (a nickname our team happily adopted following a cake decorating snafu at this year’s Ride the Rivers)

Together with our members, donors, sponsors, partners and neighbors, we celebrated some of the most significant wins EVER for people walking, biking and using transit in the St. Louis region.

We made a lot of progress, and we’re excited to move into the new year with a lot of momentum. Here’s some of what we accomplished:

2023 Stats

  • 2,919 riders ages 4 to 85 came from 21 states to join us at 11 bike rides
  • 195 people learned new bike skills and explored the greenways through our bike education programs funded by Great Rivers Greenway
  • We analyzed 736 crashes throughout St. Louis City and St. Louis County to produce our 2022 Crash Report
  • Our advocacy team attended 111 community meetings, reviewed 15 bills, and testified at 6 hearings.
  • Our planning team engaged 220+ people at two traffic calming demonstrations
  • Along with BWorks, we surveyed Aldermanic candidates, received 9 responses, and published their positions on mobility issues
  • 8.41 miles of bike infrastructure is funded for construction in the City of St. Louis, much of it inspired by Connecting St. Louis and Trailnet’s other advocacy efforts
  • 350 crashes, $8.3 million in economic damages and one fatality were prevented by Missouri’s new Hands-Free driving law
  • 1,773 of you have donated or joined as members so far this year!
  • 142 people volunteered their time with Trailnet

Behind The Numbers:

$40 Million for Safer Streets

Years of conversations at community meetings, public testimonies and outspoken advocacy in pursuit of safer streets culminated in the signing of the St. Louis Safer Streets Bill (Board Bill 120) on March 1, 2023. Trailnet CEO Cindy Mense stood by the mayor’s side and gave remarks on behalf of all of Trailnet’s neighbors and supporters who stand to benefit from this unprecedented investment!

Trailnet will continue to engage with the City to make sure that this money is put to use efficiently, effectively and in the interests of all road users.

Distracted Driving Banned

For years, Trailnet and our statewide partners have recognized distracted driving as one of our most pressing problems. Along with other members of the Hands-Free Missouri Coalition, we have advocated tirelessly to get Missouri legislators on board with a hands-free driving law.

In July 2023, the Siddens Bening Hands-Free Law was passed, making Missouri the 49th state to ban texting while driving.

In honor of the memory of Randall Siddens and countless other victims of distracted driving in Missouri, we are proud our state has finally taken this step forward.

St. Louis’ First Calm Street

A decade in the making, the Louisiana Calm Street Project finished Phase 1 of construction in Spring 2023.

This 1.1-mile corridor is a pilot project for the City’s Calm Streets initiative. The construction of phase 1 was the result of years of hard work and collaboration across the City. We look forward to seeing how this project will progress—eventually connecting two of our City’s largest parks and paving the way for future infrastructure improvements across our streets network.

Pop-Up Traffic Calming Demos

It can be hard to imagine what new infrastructure could look and feel like to walk, bike or drive through. That’s where traffic calming pop up demonstrations come in. We use temporary materials like brightly colored cones, tires and flowers to demonstrate a cross walk, bump outs, fewer driving lanes or a bike lane.

We hosted two of these this year: one for MODOT on Route D in St. Louis City and another on Park(ing) Day on Compton Avenue.

New Community Trail for South County Students

A team of Spire volunteers constructed an all new walking and biking path on the property of Bayless Elementary School this summer! The project was the result of a collaboration between Trailnet, Spire and Bayless Schools, funded by Spire Serves and carried out by volunteers through Spire’s Day for Good program. The trail is an asset to the school’s bike education programs.

7th grader Sudais Abdirahman reminded us of the importance of getting outside and being active, saying, “It… gets my mind clear because the breeze gets in my hair and it’s… relaxing,”

Trailnet’s First Soiree

In our 35th year we tried something new.. and it was a rousing success!

Trailnet’s inaugural Paving the Way Soiree was a new take on our annual fundraising event—a night for us to celebrate with our friends and supports, to recognize the partners who make our wins possible and to raise a little money.

This year’s event also featured the presentation of our first ever batch of Members, Advocates and Partners (MAP) Awards. We can’t wait to build on this event and celebrate more deserving community leaders in the years to come!

Miles of Smiles at Trailnet Rides

Trailnet’s rides are a big part of how we carry out our mission. Rides provide a safe place for people to have fun on their bikes, meet other active people, explore their community, and make a statement with their presence that our streets are for PEOPLE! 

The best part of our rides are the smiles! You can’t help but smile when you’re riding your bike. It’s just fun!

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.

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.

Try the Boschert Greenway

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Try the Boschert Greenway with us! Family-friendly, slow, and social, all ages and abilities are welcome on this ride. Our “Try the Greenways” series of rides are intended to introduce local Great Rivers Greenways trails to folks who don’t know about or use them.

 

The Boschert Greenway is in St. Charles County and links the Missouri River and Katy Trail, goes through Historic Downtown St. Charles, through Fox Hill Park, and up to New Town, a planned community within the city of St. Charles. You can also connect to St. Louis County and the Missouri Greenway: Earth City Levee via a new protected walking and biking path on the 370 Discovery Bridge.

 

FREE. No registration is required.

Email Trailnet Bicycle Educator Sarah at sarah.heyman@trailnet.org with questions.