MOONLIGHT RAMBLE RETURNS TO THE STREETS THIS SATURDAY
ST. LOUIS, MO – Organizers of the Moonlight Ramble® bike ride are excited to announce the official routes of this Saturday’s Moonlight Ramble. This is the 57th edition of the ride which returns to the streets of St. Louis under the light of the full moon. The Moonlight Ramble® is the longest running nighttime bike ride in the US and a great source of pride for St. Louis. This year’s Moonlight Ramble will have more than 3,000 riders.
This year’s route, starting and finishing in The Grove, heads south and visits Tower Grove Park then heads back north to visit the new City Foundry before heading downtown to catch a glimpse of the Gateway Arch. The route visits some of St. Louis’ oldest and newest icons along the way including: Missouri Botanical Garden, Tower Grove Park, City Foundry STL, SLU, the new St. Louis City Stadium, Union Station, City Hall, Soldier’s Memorial and the Gateway Arch. This year’s long route rest stop is The City Foundry, which opened less than a week ago.
The route will begin closing to traffic at 9:00 PM with the ride starting at 10:00 PM and will reopen on a rolling basis with all streets open by 1:00 AM. Traffic will be prohibited on the route, so motorists will need to plan accordingly taking recommended detours.
Recommended east/west detours include: Arsenal Street, I-44 and I-64.
Recommended north/south detours include: Kingshighway Blvd., Grand Blvd. and Tucker Blvd.
The historic event, managed by St. Louis-based, Big River Race Management, is returning in-person after a virtual edition in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“After a year of going virtual, we were excited to bring back the Moonlight Ramble in its traditional form.” said Matt Helbig, CEO of Big River Race Management. “Excitement is at an all-time high. We have riders from more than 14 states as young as 3 and as old at 82 coming out to enjoy the traffic-free streets of the City.”
The Moonlight Ramble is proud to again name Trailnet as this year’s charity partner. A portion of each registration from this year’s event as well as 100% of all donations collected will go to Trailnet to help them advance their mission to foster healthy, active and vibrant communities where walking, biking and the use of public transit are a way of life.
Registration is still open and is available through www.moonlightramble.com.
About the Moonlight Ramble®
The annual Moonlight Ramble® is the “World’s Original Nighttime Bicycle Ride” held in St. Louis, Missouri at night near the full moon in August. Now celebrating its 57th ride, thousands of St. Louis bicyclists take to the streets, every summer, to take part in this unique, family-friendly event. The ride offers a shorter 7-9 mile route and a longer 14-16 mile route.
The event includes a leisurely bike ride through the streets of St. Louis, food trucks, a vendor/booth area, a commemorative event shirt, and an after-ride party with drinks, live music, and the opportunity to be a part of a St. Louis tradition which keeps riders coming back year after year.
About Big River Race Management
Started in 2007, Big River Race Management is an event management company specializing in endurance events based in St. Louis, Missouri founded by native St. Louisians Matt Helbig and Tom Eckelman. Big River annually works with St. Louis’ most iconic events including the GO! St. Louis Marathon, The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run, Pedal the Cause, MO’ Cowbell Marathon and many others. Nationally Big River works with the TD Five Boro Bike Tour in New York City, the largest bicycle ride in North America.
Big River Race Management is a locally owned and operated business. In the past 10 years, Big River and its leaders have been recognized as industry leaders by the following organizations: St. Louis Business Journal, Running Industry Association, Sports Business Journal, Running USA and are recipients of the 2012 Pioneer Award from ChronoTrack Systems.