Monday, June 2, 2008

GTH Spotlight: Bike Tour

While we're on a fitness kick today, we'll also note that an official bike tour will be happening during GTH, on Sunday, June 22, between 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Here's some of the info from the GTH website:

Bikes will be available for rent on this 11-mile scenic tour of the St. Louis area. Bike Rental and Tour: $30.00 (Using your own bike: $10:00.). Cost includes shuttle, drinks and lunch. Start at the Plaza Entrance of America's Center.

Shuttle(s) will take you to the Kerr Foundation for lunch, tour and bikes.

Kerr Family Foundation Building, 21 O’Fallon: The first wind turbine in St. Louis city is among the features that earned the Kerr Family Foundation at 21 O'Fallon Street a platinum rating on the U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

Security Building, 319 N. 4th Street: The Security Building was designed by the Boston firm of Peabody, Stearns and Furber in 1892 and was the home of numerous investment and security companies. The building serves as the company’s headquarters. In late 2007, the building was awarded LEED Silver certification and is believed to be the first such historic building in the state of Missouri.

EarthWays Center (A division of the Missouri Botanical Gardens), 3617 Grandel Square: The EarthWays Home is a three-story Victorian residence built in 1885. It was renovated in 1994 to showcase practical demonstrations of energy efficient systems, recycled products and waste reduction practices.

Cortex, 4320 Forest Park Ave: CORTEX One is a three-story, 165,000-square-foot facility located at Boyle and Forest Park Parkway. The project received LEED certification and Certified Level in the LEED-CS (core and shell projects) category of ratings. In addition, St. Louis Construction News & Review honored CORTEX One with a Regional Excellence Award in the health and science category.

Solae, 4300 Duncan Ave: The Solae Company global headquarters is a 172,000-square-foot, four-story corporate office/lab/pilot plant building located on the CORTEX campus. It is currently registered LEED NC and has embraced sustainable design features. Final LEED NC certification is anticipated in summer of 2008.

Enright Homes, 5351 Enright: The Enright project is two parts - conversion of the Enright School itself into condos, and the infill of 26 homes on to the original ball fields. Each of the homes is designed with ICF as the main building technology, from the basement up to the eaves.

Big Shark Bicycling Company, 6133 Delmar.

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