ST. LOUIS, MO – Organizers of the Moonlight Ramble® bike ride are excited to announce the ride will return to the streets of St. Louis this Summer on Saturday, August 21 for its 57th 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 full moon.

The historic event, managed by St. Louis-based, Big River Race Management, is returning after being forced to go virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the Moonlight Ramble back to the streets of St. Louis.” said Matt Helbig, CEO of Big River Race Management. “The Moonlight Ramble has always been a unique and memorable experience and bringing it back in its traditional form was always the goal.” 

“The pandemic has introduced cycling to thousands of new riders in the St. Louis area and we can’t wait to share with them one of the most iconic rides in the Midwest. Safely riding the moonlit streets of St. Louis is a treat for riders new and experienced, young and old. The Moonlight Ramble is a bucket-list summer event for every St. Louisan.”

Big River 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. 

“The Moonlight Ramble is a tradition in our city and Big River brings their nationally recognized expertise to create a ride that elevates the safety for all riders,” said Trailnet’s CEO Cindy Mense. “We are excited to continue our partnership to bring St. Louis a family friendly ride for us all to enjoy in- person! I’m personally looking forward to riding through some of our great St. Louis neighborhoods. 

For questions or more information on Moonlight Ramble®, please contact Big River Race Management via email at or visit

Registration for the event is available though Limited edition Moonlight Ramble merchandise is also available on the website. 

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 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 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.