All Women Allowed: A Bike Packing Adventure

All Women Allowed: A Bike Packing Adventure

A backpacking trip in the mountains had been on my bucket list for several years. So, when I was asked if I wanted to join a group of women from St. Louis for a five-day excursion in southwestern Colorado, I was eager to hear more. The trip would start in the former...
Moonlight Ramble Returns in 2019

Moonlight Ramble Returns in 2019

Organizers of the Moonlight Ramble bike ride are excited to announce that the race will return to downtown St. Louis this summer on Saturday, August 17, for its 55th edition. The Moonlight Ramble is the longest running nighttime bike ride in the U.S. and a great...
NICA and High School Mountain Biking Come to Missouri

NICA and High School Mountain Biking Come to Missouri

A new trail is being forged in youth sports, and Missouri is joining the pack. The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), the governing body for interscholastic mountain biking in the U.S., announced in April that it has welcomed Missouri to its roster...
Cross-State Cycling Routes in Missouri

Cross-State Cycling Routes in Missouri

If you’ve ever ridden your bike in the country, you know that dogs running out to bark and sometimes give chase can be a pretty regular occurrence. I was out with my buddies along the Highway 36 Bicycle Route in northern Missouri one day when this happened to us. A...
Trailnet’s Community Rides, A Great Way to See St. Louis

Trailnet’s Community Rides, A Great Way to See St. Louis

How many times has the thought “this trip wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for the traffic” come across your mind? More often than not, I bet. I can picture it all too clearly. The workday is finally over and you’re preparing to head home. You begin to...
Organized Bike Tours on the Katy Trail

Organized Bike Tours on the Katy Trail

Truly one of Missouri’s outdoor jewels, the Katy Trail is right in our backyard, beckoning travelers with gorgeous scenery and friendly towns to explore. The 237-mile long, 12-foot-wide state park is the longest rails-to-trail project in the country. It stretches...