ST. LOUIS – Organizers of the Moonlight Ramble® bike ride are excited to announce that the race will return to Downtown St. Louis this Summer on Saturday, August 17 for its 55th edition. The Moonlight Ramble® is the longest running nighttime bike ride in the US and a great source of pride for St. Louis. The ride that began with one rider has grown into an annual tradition with thousands of riders taking to the streets of St. Louis at night under the light of the moon.
In partnership with Hubbard Radio, St. Louis-based Big River Race Management is taking over race operations moving forward.
“Hubbard Radio was committed to finding a capable partner that could continue this signature St. Louis event for years to come, with a priority of keeping the event downtown. We are thrilled that Matt Helbig and his team at Big River Race Management will take over this event and ensure its future growth and success.” said Hubbard’s Director of Integrated Marketing and Events, Brad Buehlhorn.
“The Moonlight Ramble is an iconic event for the City of St. Louis and we are absolutely delighted to continue on its storied tradition!” said Matt Helbig, co-owner of Big River Race Management. “St. Louis has a vibrant and diverse cycling community and we look forward to bringing that community together for an unforgettable experience on the car-free, moonlit streets of St. Louis. The Moonlight Ramble is a unique, family friendly experience I want to enjoy with my children, and in the future, them with their children.”
Big River is proud to name St. Louis Bicycle Works as this year’s charity partner. “We’re excited to learn that Big River has taken over the reins of the Moonlight Ramble,” said Patrick Van Der Tuin, executive director, BWorks. “And we’re honored that Big River picked BWorks as the charity partner to benefit from this long-standing cycling tradition in the St. Louis region; especially as BWorks is celebrating our 30th anniversary. At BWorks, part of our mission is to inspire youth to explore new possibilities — we do this by working with them through our cycling, computer and book programs. Being involved with Moonlight Ramble® is a perfect fit to help us further our goals.”
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 55th 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 17-19 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 snacks, 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 management 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.