Interview: Endurance Athlete Sunny Gilbert

Interview: Endurance Athlete Sunny Gilbert

Sunny Gilbert has been a lot of things over the years: University of Missouri track and field and cross-country star, professional triathlete, podium-topping trail runner and mountain biker. Oh, and don’t forget PhD scientist. Her most recent accolades come from the...
Profile: Shaw Nature Reserve

Profile: Shaw Nature Reserve

For nearly 100 years, Shaw Nature Reserve has provided a naturally beautiful and bountiful getaway in Gray Summit, Missouri. It was established in 1925 as Shaw Arboretum when the Missouri Botanical Garden purchased five farms outside of smoggy St. Louis as a refuge...
Do You Need a Coach?

Do You Need a Coach?

There’s old African proverb that says, “If you want to run fast, run alone.” If only endurance sports were that simple. Sure, you can print out an Internet training plan and chug along, all by your lonesome, but how far (figuratively speaking) can you go on your own?...
Top Midwest Scuba Sites

Top Midwest Scuba Sites

“The most difficult part is getting in and out of the water,” said Douglas Goergens, owner of West End Diving Center in Bridgeton, Missouri. “Once you’re in, you’re an astronaut. You’re weightless. You get the feeling of soaring.” It’s that sense of otherworldly...
Trailnet Marks 30th Anniversary

Trailnet Marks 30th Anniversary

When you think of Trailnet, what comes to mind? For some, it’s the whimsically-named bike rides like Spring Chicken, Potsticker Poker and AppleKnocker Gran Fondo. Others may think of the fun, beer-themed events: Beans, Bikes & Brews, Pint Nights and Bicrobrews....
Choteau Greenway Design Teams Present Plans

Choteau Greenway Design Teams Present Plans

Four international design teams have been working for months on conceptual plans to connect Forest Park and Washington University with downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch, and those plans were completed in early April. Now that area residents have had a chance to...