Please find below the schedule for the 2016 edition of the St. Charles County Parks night mountain bike rides. In an effort to increase ridership we have made of few changes for this year. First, we have added a second monthly ride. Many of the night rides were being washed out, so we hope that the addition of a second ride will increase our chances of getting a ride in. Second, we have extended the hours of the ride, each ride will go for three hours. Third, all rides will be on Friday night, so skip the Friday night happy hour and come out and ride. Your body will thank you. Also, we are looking for ideas, from the community, to improve the program and experienced riders to help manage the program. If you have an idea that you think would be an improvement to the night ride, please message me and I will send it up through the chain of command. If you are interested in helping manage the event please message me as well. It is not too bad of a gig, responsibilities are to sign people in and out, help lead and sweep rides for inexperienced night riders, provide trail side support as needed, ride around and have fun.
Please note: All rides are on Friday Nights
08-April 8:00 - 11:00pm Indian Camp Creek
22-April 8:00 - 11:00pm Broemmelsiek
06-May 8:30 - 11:30pm Matson Hill
20-May 8:30 - 11:30pm Indian Camp Creek
03-June 9:00 - 12:00pm Broemmelsiek
17-June 9:00 - 12:00pm Matson Hill
01-July 9:00 - 12:00pm Indian Camp Creek
15-July 9:00 - 12:00pm Broemmelsiek
05-Aug 8:30 - 11:30pm Matson Hill
19-Aug 8:00 - 11:00pm Indian Camp Creek
02-Sep 8:00 - 11:00pm Broemmelsiek
16-Sep 7:30 - 10:30pm Matson Hill
14-Oct 6:30 - 09:30pm Broemmelsiek
28-Oct 6:30 - 09:30pm Matson Hill
11-Nov 6:30 - 09:30pm Indian Camp Creek
02-Dec 6:30 - 09:30pm Broemmelsiek
16-Dec 6:30 - 09:30pm Bangert
30-Dec 6:30 - 09:30pm Bangert
Here's where to meet up and check in at each park:
Bangert Island: Meet @ the Lewis & Clark Boathouse near Frontier Park. For Google
map instructions to the Boathouse meeting location, please click this.
Broemmelsiek Park: Meet in the first paved lot, by the bridge. For Google map instructions
to Brommelsiek's parking, meetup area, and trailhead, please click this (then click the P).
Indian Camp Creek Park: Meet in the first parking lot after crossing the bridge. For Google
map instructions to ICCP’s parking and trailhead, please click this (then click the green bike.)
Matson Hill Park: Meet @ the Matson Hill Trailhead, off Matson Hill Road. For Google
Map instructions to Matson’s parking, meetup area, and trailhead,
please click this (then click the P.)
Required items: You, your bike, a light, and a helmet. (Helmets and lights are mandatory
to participate in the Moonlight Rides.) Please sign in and out. We use the sign in sheet for a head count
so we don't leave anyone stranded in the dark. Thanks.
In case of
bad weather: The St.
Charles County Parks Program Rainout Line 636-707-0011 will be
the Official source of information in
cases of bad weather/iffy trail conditions. THIS MAY CONFLICT WITH THE HOTLINE INFORMATION FOR A SPECIFIC TRAIL.
We may open a trail that's been closed all day if it dries enough for
the MOONLIGHT RIDE to take place. We will
TRY to post the info here as well, but don't rely on it as your sole
source of info.