Cycle St. Louis' Ride to Unite

in United States at Francis Park

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  • 5 Mile Ride: Pedal with the Pros

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Together We Ride…Uniting cyclists of all abilities

The Ride to Unite kicks off the Gateway Cup Saturday events at Francis Park on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. with a message of unity. This is a FREE event for all members of the community to ride together and promote the freedom and independence created by cycling. The event includes a 5 mile ride on the race course of adults and children with and without disabilities. Plan to stick around after the ride for family fun and front row seats to watch the Gateway Cup races!

About the Gateway Cup

This year marks the 24th year that the top amateur and professional cyclists from around the United States will converge on St. Louis for four days of cycling over Labor Day Weekend in the Gateway Cup. The Gateway Cup takes place in the heart of four unique St. Louis neighborhoods - Lafayette Square, St. Louis Hills - Francis Park, the Italian Hill Neighborhood and historic Benton Park. Within each of these host communities the race course is defined by an approximately one mile lap known as a criterium. The Gateway Cup features five - six successive races each day based on ability, ranging from beginner to pros. Each day is highlighted by the feature event, the men's Pro-Am race. In this race, 150 of the nation's top cyclists compete.

Partnerships Members

Great Rivers Greenway, Big Shark Bicycle Company, St. Louis Children's Hospital Cerebral Palsy Sports and Rehabilitation, the Disabled Athlete Sports Association, Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments, the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis, eSpecial Needs, Gateway Tykes on Trykes, KEEN-Kids Enjoying Exercise Now, Kirkwood Neighbors Unite-Ability, LifeBridge Partnership, OASIS, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis, St. Louis Arc, St. Louis Bicycle Works, St. Louis County Parks & Recreation, Special Olympics Missouri, and TASK-Team Activities for Special Kids


Big Shark Bicycle Company, the Gateway Cup organizer for Ride to Unite, is a leader in the St. Louis cycling community and a strong advocate for access to cycling for everyone.

Event Host

Cycle St. Louis, a group of non-profit organizations and individuals working together to create Cycling opportunities for children and adults with disabilities in the St. Louis Metro area.

Pre-Race Warm-Up:

Join Loui, Fred Bird, Ronald, and more for and fun race warm-up beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Pedal with the Pros

Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to ride the race course led by our "Champion Cyclists" who embody the sport of competitive cycling and support us in our mission of creating an inclusive cycling community. Our "champions" will include celebrities on tandem bikes, elite pro team cyclists who are racing in the Gateway Cup. Participants will ride four laps around the 1.3 mile Francis Park course, while demonstrating that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy cycling. If four laps is too long of a distance for you to ride, you may leave the course at anytime!


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