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.
JOIN US FOR THE LONGEST-RUNNING NIGHTTIME BIKE RIDE IN THE U.S.!
Adult/Teen Learn to Ride | Tower Grove Park
Join us at Adult/Teen Learn to Ride | Tower Grove Park
Trailnet‘s Free Adult Learn-to-Ride courses are a grown-up companion to our popular Bike Rodeos—geared toward adults with little to no experience who want to build confidence on two wheels.
We’re limiting this course to a maximum of four participants, so our Bike Educator can give each student the individual attention they need to leave steady on two wheels.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Again, space is limited, so reserve your spot via email^ today! Once you reserve your spot, you’ll receive an email with a specific location and more detailed instructions.
Bike Rodeo | Oak Bend Library
Join us at Bike Rodeo | Oak Bend Library!
A bike rodeo is a safe, controlled environment for kids (ages 3-12) to practice bike handling skills, build confidence, and help start good habits on the bike alongside their parents and guardians.
We encourage parents to join in and help lead the simple exercises to build skills for riding safely. Our Bike Educator will make sure bikes are checked for safety and children are fitted with bike helmets.
For more information and to register your child, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Uphill Battle
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.
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
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.
Bike to Work Day
Bike to Work Day is back this year! Metro Transit, Trailnet and our partners are hosting hospitality stations across the region where bike commuters can stop and refuel on their way to the office! Click here to see the current location of commuter stations. We will add more so check back for updates!
Can your organization host a DIY hospitality station? Email email@example.com for more information.
Check out our Confident City Cycling page for tips on biking safely in an urban environment.
Car-Free STL Ride
Imagine being able to move around our city without needing a car. What if you could bike, walk and take public transit to all the places you need to go?
Join us for a free, family-friendly celebration and show of support for a car-free or car-light lifestyle.
This joyful bike parade will demonstrate the demand for multi-modal transportation options while showcasing the infrastructure and amenities we have in place currently. Stay after the ride for a resource fair where you can learn about how to get around St. Louis without a car and how you can stay involved in the movement for Streets for All!
Register for free now: https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/StLouis/2023CarFreeStLouisRide
Bike Maintenance Clinic – Kingshighway Library
Beans, Bikes and Brews
Beans, Bikes and Brews is BACK! Trailnet’s signature rides calendar release and fundraiser returns on March 23, 2023 from 6 to 9 pm at The Heights Community Center.
We’ll be bringing back crowd favorites – delicious chili, a 50/50 raffle, and the release of the rides calendar. You can be among the first to register for all of Trailnet’s 2023 Classics!
Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a season pass at an unprecedented discount.
This year, we will also feature new opportunities for you to engage with our mission. Experience a pop-up traffic calming demonstration. Ask questions about the 2022 Crash Report. Take action with our Advocacy team. Practice fixing a flat with our bike educator.
Calhoun County, IL Passes New Bicycle Ordinance
The Calhoun County, Illinois Board of Commissioners passed a new Bicycle Ordinance in April 2022.
Trailnet has been mapping beautiful bike routes through Calhoun County for 16 years. Calhoun is the third-least-populous county in the state of Illinois—a peninsula nestled between the Mississippi and Illinois rivers just North of St. Charles County, where scenic country roads wind through local peach orchards, past small towns, and along the river. In other words, Calhoun County is a cyclist’s dream.
Unfortunately, our most recent ride through the area—the 2021 Ride The Rivers Century last October—brought to light some of the county’s long-time struggles accomodating large events. When nearly 500 people on bicycles (equal to over 1/10 of the county’s population) rode off of a small ferry and onto county roads, some residents were overwhelmed.
When Trailnet caught wind of county residents’ grievances, we immediately reached out to representatives from the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners to open a dialog and try to make things right.
Trailnet Rides Director Matt Hartman attended an initial council meeting on February 25, 2022. Since then, Trailnet staff have remained engaged in conversations with Calhoun County to make sure that cyclists and residents can operate safely and in a manner that is mutually beneficial for years to come.
“Prior to our meetings, Calhoun County didn’t have any established event permitting or application processes. The County Board knew this was something they were lacking so we [Trailnet and Mike Weiss from Big Shark] offered to help define and establish some guidelines to assist them in creating one of their own,” said Hartman
When we plan our rides, we work with cities and municipalities across the region to make sure we acquire necessary permits, collaborate with police and fire districts on our routes, create full safety plans, and track riders from start to finish via our TraQ Central app. Rides through Calhoun County should be no different. But with a small Sheriff’s department and a fully volunteer-based emergency medical staff, they do not have the capacity to provide the resources some other counties can.
Additionally, in order to ride through this picturesque area, we have to send our riders down narrow roads with no markings, and as local constituents pointed out, we are often riding during their harvest—the busiest time of year in farming communities. Together we discussed how to keep our riders safe in these unique conditions.
“The point of this ordinance is not to try to push riders away,” said Keisha Morris from the State’s Attorney’s Office. “It is intended to foster these relationships, improve communication, and make sure the community is well-prepared when large rides come through.”
Below you’ll find the most recent copy of the Bicycle Ordinance of Calhoun County, Illinois. Though we contributed our expertise to the drafting process, this final ordinance was written and ultimately passed by the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the State’s Attorney’s office.
“The new ordinance and permit process fulfill the requests of Calhoun County community leaders and allow more seamless communication between themselves and outside event organizers,” said Hartman.
With this partnership and these guidelines now in place, we look forward to more scenic rides through this gem of the St. Louis region!
For information or questions regarding the Calhoun County Bicycle Ordinance, contact Keisha Morris at the IL State’s Attorney’s office. firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-576-9013