I am a newbie to biking and in the first 2 weeks I have fallen in love with it!!! I am older (50) and am getting a little bored with Creve Couer Lake area, any suggestions for a nice 10 mile ride, no big trucks and no big hills!
posted Apr 26 2006 9:16PM
- nan, chesterfield mo
If you can tolerate a moderate hill, the Hamburg trail is a nice ride. You can access the trail from the parking lot of the cemetery that's across 94 from Francis Howell high school. There is a gate there that puts you right on the trail. The trail goes past the Weldon Spring cleanup area and mound all the way to the KATY trail between the Weldon Spring and Defiance trailheads. It's about 5 miles from the cemetery to the KATY. There is a 6% grade at one point that you must climb on the return trip to the cemetery. It's not too bad on a mountain/comfort type bike with low gearing.
Once you hit the KATY, your options are pretty much open. From the Cemetery to Klondike park and back is 26 miles. There is a pretty tough hill to climb from the KATY up into Klondike park, but the park is worth it.
You could always park at the Page bridge lot and take the KATY either direction.
There's also a paved bike path between Laurel Park and the St. Peter's Rec-Plex. I'm not sure about the distance between them, but it can't be more than 4 or 5 miles. It's an easy ride.
posted Apr 26 2006 9:43PM
- Ken, St. Charles
Thanks Ken, hopefully the rain will hold off this weekend and I can try a few of your suggestions. I do have a new K2 comfort bike, 21 gears I think, I am still getting used to them but I am a whimp with big hills!!!
posted Apr 27 2006 9:42PM
- nan, chesterfield