View Full Version : Explore St. Louis Mtn Bike Trails

01-19-2009, 02:20 PM
The Alpine Shop with Team Revolution has set up a series of mountain bike rides for the full year. The rides will explore the various trails around St. Louis. These are women specific rides and will take place once a month on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Our rides begin this Saturday, January 24. We will be riding Lost Valley. We will meet at the Alpine Shop at 10 am to caravan out to trail. This ride will take place even if it's very cold. The trail conditions (due to wetness) might necessitate a cancellation. If you plan on coming, please call the shop to register (314-962-7715). There is no fee for these rides.

We will have a leader and a sweeper on the rides. These are no drop rides at a pace for the group. You do need to bring your own water/food and have the appropriate gear for the ride.
Here's our schedule:

1/24/09 Lost Valley
2/21/09 Matson
3/21/09 Lone Elk
4/18/09 Cliff Cave
5/16/09 Castlewood
6/20/09 SIUE
7/18/09 Greensfelder
8/15/09 Klondike
9/19/09 Council Bluff
10/17/09 Chubb
11/21/09 Berryman
12/19/09 Blue Ribbon

If you have questions, please call Traci Berry at 314-962-7715 or email tberry@alpineshop.com

01-23-2009, 06:15 AM
Our first ride will be tomorrow (Saturday Jan 24). We are meeting at the Alpine Shop at 10am and caravaning to the trail. Hope to see many there. Oh, it will be cold tomorrow (mid 20's) - so dress appropriately.

01-24-2009, 02:05 PM
We did have our first ride today. We had 10 women show up in about 16 degree weather. Our Camelbak hoses froze! This trail is only a 7 mile loop and would be rated a medium in difficulty. With us 5 of the 10 had never been on this trail (a definite reason for this ride series). One of the girls had also never been on a real mountain bike trail - she was awesome.

Now fastdogs could have totally done this trail - no harder than Berryman. Hopefully she'll get out there next month.

01-24-2009, 04:36 PM
She certainly could!

Sounds like y'all had a lot of fun, I hope to join you on occasion if weather/schedule permits. Right now it's waaaaayyyy too cold for my stoker, who's a boy, but he's a cute boy so would he be ok?

I didn't see this on the SLAG calendar, just the biking meetup. Might be another good place to advertise it.

01-24-2009, 04:39 PM
I was hoping to hear how this went!! Glad some new people got out. It was very cold today, but I was wishing I was there with you all. At least the trail was frozen! there was still a little surface mud on love friday, and I didn't even go on rollercoaster because I was afraid there would be more mud. Definitely plan on making some of these!