Gateway Cup Crazy!

Gateway Cup Crazy!

It’s the weekend of the Gateway Cup, the biggest cycling event in St. Louis. A crowd has gathered under the lights outside the trendy shops and restaurants of Lafayette Square, where racing takes place on Friday night. People grow silent as the racers make their way...
Summer Shop Ride Guide

Summer Shop Ride Guide

Whether you’re training for your next race, wanting to explore some new trails or just like meeting other cyclists, shop rides are a great way to do it. To encourage our readers to get out there together — the benefits of group riding include accountability, safety...
Funds Sought to Fix Penrose Park Velodrome

Funds Sought to Fix Penrose Park Velodrome

In mid-March, a GoFundMe campaign was launched to support the renovation of the Penrose Park Velodrome in North St. Louis. Now in its 56th year, the asphalt track, affectionately known as “Mr. Bumpy Face,” needs a facelift to: repair major cracks, repave the surface...
Women’s Cycling Group Changes Name

Women’s Cycling Group Changes Name

The local St. Louis-area women’s cycling network “WC2” announced on April 7 that it is keeping its WC2 acronym while broadening its borders with a name change. Always welcome to anyone who wants to ride with other women and non-binary cyclists, regardless of...
RAGBRAI Lives Up to the Hype

RAGBRAI Lives Up to the Hype

I was a first-timer, a “virgin rider” about to participate in RAGBRAI, the oldest and largest recreational bicycle touring event in the world. Seven days, 400-plus miles and upwards of 15,000 cyclists. Biking about 60 miles each day, I would join cyclists in a ride...