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Ethicyclists: The Billie Teneau Memorial Ride to New Town
June 17 @ 9:15 am - 1:00 pm
On Saturday, June 17, the Ethicyclists will go on their third ride of the season. We will meet at the Lewis and Clark Boat House & Museum at 1050 S. Riverside Drive, St. Charles, 63301. Meeting time is 9 a.m. with a prompt departure for New Town at 9:15 a.m. Recently deceased member Billie Teneau introduced me to this ride, and it was one of her favorites. She was an active rider into her early 90’s with our Ethicyclists and the St. Louis Recreational Cyclists. She is my “North Star” in how to stay active while aging. So after leaving Frontier Park on the Katy Trail, we will get on the Boschert Greenway Trail to New Town in St. Charles County. This city was established in 2004 as the first true New Urbanism development in Missouri, It’s a truly unique environment and its “Mayberry, NC” feel has drawn me back many times. After taking a break at Marsala’s Market near the canal and fountains, we’ll head back to Old St. Charles and lunch on the patio of Magpie’s Café, the location of Billie’s 90th birthday celebration in June, 2015. The ride is about 15 miles round-trip and is mostly flat. If you want a longer ride, you can join me at the Creve Coeur Lakehouse Bar & Grill at 2160 Creve Coeur Mill Rd., 63146, which will make it about 29 miles round trip. Another option is to leave from the 364 Bridge parking lot (Arena Pkwy Exit off I-364) and the round trip from here would be 22 miles. So to make this all work like a European train, the longest route of 29 miles will leave Creve Coeur at 8:05 a.m., the next longest of 22 miles would leave from the I-364 Bridge at 8:40 a.m. and the shortest of 15 miles will leave the St. Charles Boathouse at 9:15 a.m. My cell number, which I will have on to coordinate all of this, is 314-753-5538 and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish your name to be added or deleted from the Ethicyclist list, contact David Brown at 314-703-6945 or email@example.com. Don’t forget for bring a helmet, extra tube, sunscreen, water, and a snack if you like. Hope to see in June for another adventure on the trails. ~ Joe Corrigan