Trailnet's 2022 Ride the Rivers Presented by SSM Health is the most unique 100-mile ride in the Midwest. Challenge yourself on Trailnet's flagship ride while experiencing some of the most amazing landscapes the area has to offer.
The route is the experience. Starting in the early hours of the morning, your adventure will take you all over the region. You’ll ride river ferries, rolling hills and urban trails past orchards, prairies, small towns and larger cityscapes. At the end of your journey, arrive back at a block party at The Streets of St. Charles, featuring food, drinks and a well-earned rest. This supported ride gives you a unique chance to crush 100 miles!
Want to join in on the century fun with fewer miles? The 100km Metric Century comes in at 64 miles! You'll ride through many of the same landscapes as the 100-mile Century while enjoying the same benefits and support. The Metric Century isn't lacking for beauty or difficulty.
What is included with my registration?
Ride start time: 7:00 a.m. for full century | 7:15 for metric century
Check-in begins: 5:30 a.m.
Start location: The Streets of St. Charles | 1520 S 5th St, St Charles, MO 63303
Routes Lengths: 104 miles, 65 miles
Terrain: flat, rolling hills | mixed pavement
A HUGE thank you to our sponsors:
- SSM Health, Presenting Sponsor of this year's Ride the Rivers!- Streets of St. Charles, lead sponsor and host of the start/finish and post-ride street party!- Complimentary post-ride chiropractic adjustments by Classics Season Sponsor Logan University- Mission Taco Joint for the post-ride burritos- Schlafly Beer is the 2022 beer and hard seltzer sponsor of the Trailnet Classics- Route Sponsors Commerce Bank and Bike Stop Cafe, who is also providing post-ride cake! YUM!- Rest stop sponsors Pedego St. Charles, Missouri American Water and Illinois American Water
There is still time to join us as a sponsor! Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
All riders will have access to turn-by-turn directions via Ride with GPS. You’ll receive a link to the Ride with GPS Event in your confirmation email. Only paid Ride with GPS will have narrated direction cues. Trailnet Members are eligible for a 20% lifetime discount on paid Ride with GPS accounts.
GPX files can be downloaded from the Ride with GPS pages for use with your bike computer
Printable PDF files for each route will be emailed out prior to the ride.
Arrows will be painted on the ground at each turn.
* Please do not rely on one single form of navigation *
Rest stops are placed in roughly 15-mile increments on each route. The full century will have 7 rest stops, and the metric century will have 4 rest stops. Each rest stop will have snacks, water, Gatorade and restrooms.
On-Course Mechanical S.A.G. Support
We are using TraQCentral for S.A.G. support. TraQCentral is a simple app that uses very little battery life and data. It allows our S.A.G. team to instantly pinpoint your location and offer an accurate response arrival time. Download for free on Apple or Android.
We are following local and federal guidelines for COVID-19 and have measures in place to allow people to ride safely. We appreciate your cooperation.
Volunteers are the most crucial part of making our Trailnet rides so successful. Did you know that you can volunteer before the event and still take part in the ride? Sign up here to volunteer at the Ride the Rivers Century Ride.
Free 2022 Ride the Rivers Socks for all registrants.
DeFeet Aireator 7" socks are engineered to be long-lasting, and are sustainably manufactured within a local supply chain. Their recycled poly is manufactured in North Carolina at Repreve from locally collected post-consumer water bottles which is great for our rivers and roads! Sizing Info.
2022 Ride the Rivers Jersey for purchase
Order your jersey here!
Manufactured with love in Minnesota, this club-fit Podiumear jersey features a full-zip design with 3 large rear pockets to carry all of the snacks. Orders placed before August 16th will be available for pick-up before the event. A second order window will open for those who miss this cutoff. Sizing information.
** These are route previews and are subject to change. Routes are marked and finalized 2 days before the ride **
Early-bird pricing thru July 31: $75 ($65 for Trailnet members)August 1st - August 31st: $85 ($75 for Trailnet members)September 1st - Sept. 30th: $100 ($90 for Trailnet members)Day of Oct. 1st: $120 ($110 for Trailnet members)
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2022 Ride the Rivers Socks
- open mesh weave instep for breathability and moisture wicking.- compression for optimized blood flow- recycled polyester manufactured from recycled plastic bottles- 60% Nylon, 39% Recycled Polyester, 1% Lycra
2022 Trailnet Classics Season T-Shirt
- Heather black - Made in the USA Bella + Canvas shirt- Printed in St. Louis- Super soft and pre-shrunk
Trailnet Classics Sticker Pack
5 vinyl Trailnet Classics stickers. Size 3" x 1"
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Your membership dollars help us lead in fostering healthy, active and vibrant communities where walking, bicycling and the use of public transit are a way of life. Your generosity contributes to our programming, planning, and advocacy efforts. As a nonprofit, Trailnet relies on your support.
Details on each membership type are on Trailnet.org. For membership questions or to set up monthly payments email [email protected].
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By checking this box, I agree to ride safely, within my skill level while obeying all rules of the road. I agree to be respectful and share the road with other vehicles, motorcycles and fellow cyclists.