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Thegoblinchief

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Good bike paths/routes in St. Louis?
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:23:20 AM »
Going to be down in St. Louis with the family for a few days in April. Any particularly good bike paths or trails to explore?

I'll be on what I think is the SW side of the city (Fenton).

Thanks!

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Re: Good bike paths/routes in St. Louis?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 10:07:04 AM »
Not Fenton but:

http://www.mcttrails.org/map.aspx

The Great River Road Trail might be worth the distance and Pere Marquette is a nice spot to picnic.

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Re: Good bike paths/routes in St. Louis?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 01:57:07 PM »
I'm quite a bit north of Fenton, but a good resource would be the Great Rivers Greenway:

http:\\www.greatriversgreenway.org

St. Louis is not the most bike-friendly city around, but they've started making an effort in recent years.

The Katy Trail is good if you would like a really long ride.

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Re: Good bike paths/routes in St. Louis?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 05:40:05 PM »
This is as close to Fenton as you will get for a good bike trail. You will likely be a few miles west of this area, but it's not too far. This will take you past Grant's farm which is run by AB/Inbev and they have Clydesdale stables right along the trail which is pretty fun.

http://www.bikegrantstrail.com/

Another very close, very worth your time Mustachian place to go is Powder Valley Nature Preserve. It's PERFECT for your goblin's, I take mine there all the time. The inside is closed on Sunday/Monday, but the paved hiking trails are almost always open and there are varying levels of difficulty so good for families. Sometimes I see almost no wildlife, other times I see 15 deer running around.

http://mdc.mo.gov/regions/st-louis/powder-valley-conservation-nature-center
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rw9SWXmvSQ - Little video on Powder Valley

I live about a mile from Powder Valley, so I might run into you. If you need any other ideas let me know.

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Re: Good bike paths/routes in St. Louis?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 07:10:40 PM »
This is as close to Fenton as you will get for a good bike trail. You will likely be a few miles west of this area, but it's not too far. This will take you past Grant's farm which is run by AB/Inbev and they have Clydesdale stables right along the trail which is pretty fun.

http://www.bikegrantstrail.com/

Another very close, very worth your time Mustachian place to go is Powder Valley Nature Preserve. It's PERFECT for your goblin's, I take mine there all the time. The inside is closed on Sunday/Monday, but the paved hiking trails are almost always open and there are varying levels of difficulty so good for families. Sometimes I see almost no wildlife, other times I see 15 deer running around.

http://mdc.mo.gov/regions/st-louis/powder-valley-conservation-nature-center
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rw9SWXmvSQ - Little video on Powder Valley

I live about a mile from Powder Valley, so I might run into you. If you need any other ideas let me know.

Cool, thanks for the recommendation. The Grant's Trail one is pretty darn close. I don't remember our friend's exact address, but I know it's quite near Jefferson Barracks, because I remember that from last time.

Powder Valley sounds cool too. We'll only have 3 days down there, but we do try to make it down every year since I also have family in Clayton.

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Re: Good bike paths/routes in St. Louis?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 06:27:20 AM »
Powder Valley was cool for the twenty minutes we got before the heavens opened up and soaked us. Reminds me of a much bigger version of the park I lived down the street from as a kid.

Hurt my ankle on the third day there, so the only riding I did was going up and down Telegraph Rd running errands. Oh well :)

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Re: Good bike paths/routes in St. Louis?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 10:49:34 AM »
Powder Valley was cool for the twenty minutes we got before the heavens opened up and soaked us. Reminds me of a much bigger version of the park I lived down the street from as a kid.

Hurt my ankle on the third day there, so the only riding I did was going up and down Telegraph Rd running errands. Oh well :)

Glad you liked it.