"Road biking is an opera; gravel biking is rock'n'roll." - Anonymous
Voted one of the best gravel grinders in Missouri by Terrain Magazine, this is a can't-miss back-road adventure. But this is more than a bike ride. It’s a celebration of gravel cycling with as much emphasis on the fun as the ride. The magic happens when you add an after-party supported by the entire community. There will be plenty of great food offerings, a street festival, top-notch live entertainment, complimentary post-ride beverages, prizes for top finishers, and plenty of pampering for our riders.
Supported bike ride with fully stocked aid stations
Timing with numbered bike plates
Swag bag filled with coupons and items from sponsors and area merchants
Entry to win great door prizes
Post-ride beer & N/A options
Regardless of your chosen course, you will explore this historic area on gravel roads along the levee district, pass serene creeks and ponds, weave through cliffs, and cross picturesque farmlands.
We are bringing back the Little Pebbles category to encourage the next generation of gravel grinders, which features a 5.5-mile loop aimed at ages 8 through 15.
Online registration will close at 7:45 am on the morning of the event. Late registration is available on-site. (late fee assessed) Registered riders may pick up their numbers at packet pickup before the event or on the morning of.
This year, we are offering two pre-event packet pickup opportunities.
April 24th The Alpine Shop Kirkwood MO
4 pm - 7 pm
April 26th Audubon Hotel and Restaurant
5 pm - 7 pm
Parking will be available in several designated lots near the starting location of the ride. Please park responsibly so as not to block any other participants and/or businesses from patronage.
If you’re the competitive type, this ride will be chip-timed so you can challenge yourself, your pals, or other participants in hopes of bringing home some fun prizes. The beauty of gravel cycling is that it is as competitive as each rider chooses. Categories will be created based on the rider's age and gender/non-gender information entered during registration.
Prizes will be awarded for the first three places in each distance (18+) for the Men/Women/Non-binary.
2:00 pm - 18-mile route awards
2:30 pm - 43-mile route awards
3:00 pm - 78-mile route awards
Treat bags will be provided post-ride for our Little Pebbles participants.
Why not make a weekend out of it? Ste. Gen has a lot to offer in the way of accommodations, unique gift shops, restaurants to please every foodie, and places to unwind after grinding the gravel.
Click here to find a place to stay in Ste. Genevieve, MO.
Additional Ride information can be found at http://www.trailnet.org/rides.
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