Do you enjoy being a two-wheeled tourist? Whether you’re a peddling pro, a cycling sensation, or a little wobbly on wheels, if you’re any kind of a biking enthusiast—at any skill level!—you’ll want to check out a marvelous moonlight bike ride.

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By Peg Cameron Gill

Be in a Big Bike Brigade! 

The Moonlight Ramble has been a staple of the St. Louis community since 1964. Join in this year as the tradition continues on Aug. 26th, starting and finishing in the Grove. All ages are welcome, but children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Check-in/ pre-ride party festivities begin at 7 PM.

The adult price is $50 with a T-shirt through 8/25, and $55 on the day of the ride. The youth price is $25 for those 6–17 years old. Child riders 5 and under are free.

Registering is easy and convenient — just click here. Adult and youth registration includes your choice of an 11- or 16-mile Moonlight Ramble, a custom tri-blend event T-shirt, a commemorative sticker, access to the exclusive vendor area and samples, and the event afterparty where each rider will receive snacks and your choice of Urban Chestnut Beer or Fitz’s Soda, All riders 21+ will receive one complimentary beer, plus a happening festival and more!

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Make sure to visit the event details page for info on packet pick up, parking, food, and more. 

Want to take your ride up a notch? Enter the Light My Ride Contest at this year’s Ramble. The rider with the flashiest, best decorated bike will take home this year’s first prize. Here’s how it works…

First, you must be a registered rider in this year’s Moonlight Ramble in order to be eligible to participate.

Light up and decorate your ride and bring it to the Trailnet tent located in the vendor village to register for the contest and to have the judges rate your ride. Registration is open from 7 – 8:30 PM, and you don’t want to be late.

At 8:30 PM the judges will announce the five finalists via text message and invite them to the main stage for the finals. There, the rest of the Ramblers will cheer the loudest for what they feel is the Ramble’s raddest ride!

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Winner of this year’s Light My Ride contest will receive a free entry to the 2024 Moonlight Ramble. 

As with all large events, the Ramble can use help! If you aren’t able to ride but want to help make St. Louis’ historic bike ride better, take a look at the volunteer and donation opportunities available on the Moonlight Ramble Volunteer page.

The Moonlight Ramble started 59 years ago with one rider, Dick Leary, and has grown into St. Louis’ most iconic cycling event. Held under the light of the August full moon each year, the Moonlight Ramble celebrates the city of St. Louis, its neighborhoods, and landmarks through cycling, while raising funds for Trailnet.

Over the past two years the Ramble has raised $31,000 to support Trailnet’s vision for fostering healthy, active, and vibrant communities where walking, bicycling, and the use of public transit are a way of life.

 Read about another big bike ride, the annual Big Bam, here. Missouri Life also shares the 20 best biking and hiking trails in the Show-Me state here.

For hundreds more events, visit Missouri Life’s Event Calendar.