Drawing a considerable amount of media interest in town over the past week, this Saturday's debut of a new bike/hike extension has local environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts buzzing, as well. The Branch Street Trestle has long been a sizable, abandoned piece of the sightlines of North St. Louis, but this weekend's event highlights the structure's exciting new life as a link to the McKinley Bridge Bikeway.
You can find full info at the Great Rivers Greenway website.
The key elements, meanwhile, are below:
June 07, 2008
McKinley Bridge Bikeway
Description: Biking, hiking, and festivities to celebrate the opening of the Branch Street Trestle and the McKinley Bridge Bikeway.
Times: 10:30--Biking Ride; 11:00--Entertainment; 12:00--Ribbon-cutting processional.
Location: Parking on the Missouri side near Branch Street & N. Broadway, and parking on Illinois side off of Main Street.
Event: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Our local PBS affiliate, KETC Channel 9, did a piece on the bike trail last fall. We found it on YouTube and link it here. Runs a crisp 8:17.