Information from Trailnet for The Ride the Rivers Century. (August Newsletter)
The Ride the Rivers Century presented by Streets of St. Charles is the best 100 mile ride in the midwest. Challenge yourself on Trailnet’s flagship ride of the year. Ride the Rivers brings together all of the best elements of biking across the region.
The route is the experience. From an early morning in Old Town St. Charles, to ferry crossings*, cruising along the Mississippi, cutting through the City, rolling through Forest Park, winding down the Katy Trail and ending with a party at the Streets St. Charles; this supported ride gives you a unique chance to crush 100 miles.
Want to join in on the century fun but don’t want to knock out a full 100 miles? Enjoy a very European 100 km (62 mi) metric century that explores the Missouri and Mississippi River valleys before returning to St. Charles for the street party.
Want to really push yourself? The St. Louis Cycling Alliance will lead a “race pace” group (aprox. 22 m.p.h.) on the long route.
The Ride the Rivers Century is sponsored by The Streets of St. Charles. Schlafly Beer is the official beer sponsor of the 2021 Trailnet Classics.
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Ride start time: 7:00 a.m.**
Check-in begins: 5:30 a.m.
Start location: The Streets of St. Charles | 1520 S 5th St, St Charles, MO 63303
Routes Lengths: 106 miles, 64 miles
Terrain: flat, rolling hills | mixed pavement
Pacing: This ride is organized around a 12 m.p.h. minimum pace.
*Ferry rides are free for participants
**Because of the large number of riders, St. Charles County and local law enforcement are closing intersections for the ride. All riders must leave at this time. This is required for traffic management and the safety of riders.