Great Rivers Greenway has teamed up with Trailnet for a series of free “Try the Greenways” rides beginning today and lasting through September 28.

Each week, Trailnet will lead a short (four to six miles) easy-paced, evening bike ride on a paved trail in a specific area greenway within Great Rivers Greenway’s River Ring network.  The rides will give residents a chance to explore a different greenway every month in St. Louis City, St. Louis County or St. Charles County.  Registration for each ride begins at 5:30 p.m., with rides departing at 6 p.m.

The first ride in the series is set for this evening and will take cyclists on a two-mile ride along the Centennial Greenway, from Shaw Park to Olive, returning back to Shaw Park for a total round trip of four miles. The same ride will be offered every Monday in May (May 4, May 11, May 18 and May 25). The other planned rides in June, July, August and September will give residents the opportunity to try the Dardenne, River Des Peres, St. Vincent and Gravois Greenways.  Cyclists wishing to participate in the May rides should meet at the Greenway trailhead on the south side of Shaw Park.

“Our goal is to welcome people who are new or newly returning to bicycle riding on the greenways,” says Elizabeth Simons, Great Rivers Greenway Community Programs Manager. “Each ride will start with a bike safety and trail etiquette briefing and include fun facts about the greenway.”

For more information about the “Try the Greenways” rides, visit or call Trailnet at 314-436-1324.