Every Saturday Weekly from 06/01/2013 to 08/31/2013Location: Riverfront Trail Time: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Carl Schumacher Contact Phone Number: 314-655-1750 ex 467
Tours begin at the Metro bike rental building on Lenore K. Sullivan Blvd. and end at the Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing site, a distance of 4 miles. The tours last two hours and several stops are made along the way to interpret St. Louis history, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, commerce on the Mississippi River and the Underground Railroad. After a short break at the Mary Meachum site to talk about the Underground Railroad, participants can continue riding north up the trail on their own or ride back to the Gateway Arch riverfront with the park ranger. Reservations are required and the tours are limited to 25 participants. Participants should arrive at the starting point at 8:30 am to double check their bikes to make sure they are operating properly, take care of bike rental paperwork (if they are renting a bike) and attend a short bike safety orientation provided by the park ranger. Participants who would like to rent a bicycle for the tour can do so at the metro bike rental building, located on Lenore K. Sullivan Blvd. in front of the Gateway Arch Riverboats. The rental rate is $15.00 for a two hour period. The tour is free but reservations are required which can be made by calling 877-982-1410.