St. Charles County Parks and Rec to Offer New Guided Bike Tours
Dust off your bike! The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is running two new programs in July, August and October. âSenior Bike Ridesâ is for riders 55 and over and âRide the Centennialâ for riders 15 and over.
The Park Rangers will lead the way while making a few stops to talk about the highlights of each park. Cyclists should have their own bicycle, wear a helmet, and be prepared to follow social distancing guidelines while participating in the following programs:
Bike rides for seniors
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Thursday July 9 and August 6
Klondike Park, 4600 Highway 94 S., Augusta
Calling all riders aged 55 and over! Join us on a relaxed two-hour bike tour of scenic Klondike Park, nestled in the heart of historic Missouri wine country. The adventure includes a trip to the Katy Trail and a stop for lunch at a local cafe. The program is free, but participants pay for their own meals. Pre-registration is required; participants must meet at shelter # 1 in the park.
Roll the centenary
8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Saturday July 18
9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday October 24
Starting point for the Centennial Trail at the Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Peters
Participants 15 years and older can see how the St. Charles County trails are connected by an extensive regional trail network called the Great Rivers Greenway. Join us for a 12 mile mid-level morning bike ride that connects rivers, parks and communities. We will start at the trailhead at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum, hike the paved Centennial Trail to Bangert Island, then hike the island’s more than three miles of nature trails. Riders can bring a lunch bag, if they wish.
To sign up for these free cycling programs, visit stccparks.org or call the Parks Department at 636-949-7535.