Pedal on down to St. Jacob, Illinois on Sunday, May 19 for the 28th annual St. Jacob Strawberry Festival and Berry Bicycle Ride.
The Berry Bicycle Ride will kick off the event at 7:30 a.m. at St. Jacob Township park. There are four trail routes for riders with different skill levels (super short, ... More >>
As cycling advocates in St. Louis push to revive the Penrose Park velodrome, a new report says that Missouri on the whole is not a great place for cyclists -- in large part because the state lacks key bike-friendly policies and funding opportunities.
Missouri's score as 30th in the nation is the s ... More >>
The Coachella campgrounds are the Wild West of the festival. They are the sort of place you can imagine Hunter S. Thompson running around with his pants around his ankles. Drugs are more plentiful than food and going to bed before 4 a.m. is considered an early night. Campers built incredible structu ... More >>
A legislative proposal to ban bicycles on certain state roads throughout Missouri hasn't been introduced yet, but cycling advocates across the state are hoping to spread the word and build opposition to the proposal before it's even debated at the Capitol.
The legislation -- a draft version of wh ... More >>
The weather right now screams for bike rides: Gone is the face-melting heat, gone is that freak cold snap from last weekend.
So, stash your car keys in the junk drawer, lace up your shoes, and get to one of St. Louis' nine best bike shops listed below (in no particular order).
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That bobcat who was hit by a car in Belleville and saved by compassionate citizen Mike Neiner is doing very well at her temporary home, TreeHouse Wildlife Center -- as is her kitten. "Belle," as the mother bobcat is called, gave birth sometime in mid-April. Because bobcats are by nature extremely se ... More >>
As Missourians continue to debate whether we should be able to shoot cougars when (if?) we encounter them, folks over in Illinois take a different approach to wild cats.Mike Neiner's wife called him from the road to say that she had spotted an injured bobcat west of Belleville, and that the cat h ... More >>
Matt Hartman wants to bring together the various local biking communities with his web forum and events calendar.Matt Hartman can see the flowers.
It's one of the changes he's noticed ever since epilepsy took away his ability to drive a car five years ago, forcing him into a biking lifestyl ... More >>
Meet your new neighbor!Are you one of the unlucky souls who lost their home in the recent flooding? The State of Missouri is really sorry about that. In fact, they'd like to do something for you. They'd like to give you a temporary new home! A place that real-estate agents might generously descri ... More >>
The idea came to her at 3 in the morning on a Wednesday.
"I had a mindgasm," said Tatyana Telnikova. Formerly of Cabin Inn at the City Museum, she's now the proud, proud new owner of HandleBar, a bike-friendly, sustainable and -- most importantly -- local bar in the old Bar 5/Church Key spo ... More >>
Photo: Egan O'KeefeCo, right and Pittman, at the start of last year's ride. See more St. Louis World Naked Bike Ride photos.You don't have to worry about what to wear to the World Naked Bike Ride through St. Louis this summer, which has been moved up from its usual August date to June 19.Co-coord ... More >>
Image sourceWho is that handsome devil? Could it be attorney Al Watkins? Alas, no. "It is with the highest degree of regret that I inform you that I am not a member of the Ladue Yacht Club," Watkins told Daily RFT.You may have noticed that there aren't many bodies of water in Ladue, unless yo ... More >>
The young, new local quartet The Great Outdoors -- formerly known as Leaking Africa -- is releasing its first EP, Board Up Our Homes, this weekend with a show at the Firebird. Homes is an interesting first release: The songs unfurl themselves in slow motion, driven by piano with faint jazz fi ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsAhoy, Jeff City! Days may be numbered for yacht owners' tax exemptions.OK, what's more surprising about this scoop from the Kansas City Star? A) that Missouri is home to some 16,000 yachts, or, B) that none of 'em are subject to state sales taxes.The Star reports that as Jeff Cit ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26129297@N02/ / CC BY-SA 2.0Bikers on the Old Chain of Rocks BridgeHow's that for progressive! This week the League of American Bicyclists named their Bicycle Friendly Communities for 2009. St. Louis was one of 15 cities new to the rankings and was singled out in the ... More >>
Earlier this morning, eight campers, age nine to twelve, and their two counselors, Washington University students, crouched around a potato bed in the university's student garden, the Burning Kumquat."OK, who here can tell us how long it takes for a potato to grow?" asks counselor Katie Anderson, wh ... More >>