Grab your bike, a light and hit the trails at night! Join us for a mountain bike ride through a different St. Charles County Park (SCCP) each month! Rides are open to experienced cyclists. Riders must wear a helmet and have a 600 lumen light to experience park trails after hours.
Rides are scheduled on Friday nights from April through December. GORC and SLAMB volunteers partner to manage these rides. Registration with SCCP is optional but signing in and out at the trailhead is mandatory. No glass bottles are allowed in the parks at any of these events. In case of questionable weather/trail conditions, check the SCCP trail program hotline. Hotline info and trailhead locations are listed below.
2018 St. Charles County Parks Night Ride Schedule
20-Apr 8:00 - 11:00pm Broemmelsiek
04-May 8:00 - 11:00pm Matson Hill
18-May 8:00 - 11:00pm Indian Camp Creek
01-Jun 8:00 - 11:00pm Broemmelsiek
15-Jun 8:00 - 11:00pm Matson Hill
29-Jun 8:00 - 11:00pm Indian Camp Creek
13-Jul 8:00 - 11:00pm Broemmelsiek
03-Aug 8:00 - 11:00pm Matson Hill
17-Aug 8:00 - 11:00pm Indian Camp Creek
31-Aug 8:00 - 11:00pm Broemmelsiek
14-Sep 7:30 - 10:30pm Matson Hill
28-Sep 7:30 - 10:30pm Indian Camp Creek
12-Oct 6:30 - 09:30pm Broemmelsiek
26-Oct 6:30 - 09:30pm Matson Hill
09-Nov 6:30 - 09:30pm Indian Camp Creek
30-Nov 6:30 - 09:30pm Broemmelsiek
14-Dec 6:30 - 09:30pm Bangert
28-Dec 6:30 - 09:30pm Bangert
In case of bad weather: The St. Charles County Parks & Recreation Programs & Events hotline, 636-707-0011 Extension #3 will be the Official source of information in cases of bad weather/iffy trail conditions. This status MAY CONFLICT WITH THE individual trail HOTLINE status (also 636-707-0011). (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 night ride status here as well, but don't rely on it as your sole source of info.
SIGN UP FOR SCCP PROGRAM and/or TRAIL MOBILE, TEXT, OR EMAIL ALERTS HERE: ST CHARLES COUNTY PARKS & REC RAINOUT LINE ALERTS For cancellation alerts of the night rides in St. Charles county, make sure you select "Programs" on the following link, not just the trail. Notifications of cancellations will also be posted on the GORC and SLAMB sites.
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.)