The biggest bike race to hit St Louis is happening this weekend, Friday-Monday! The Gateway Cup 08 kicks off on Thursday night with race number pickup and pizza specials at Pi in the Delmar loop.
There are five races each day based on ability, ranging from newbies to pros. Each day is punctuated by the feature event, the men’s Pro-Am race. In this race, 150 of the nation’s top cyclists will hurl themselves through corners averaging 30 mph.
Friday will find your favorite amateur and pro cyclists in the heart of Lafayette Square.
Saturday the race moves downtown into the Loft District.
Sunday head over to the Hill for some more great racing, and a free pasta dinner after the races for participants! Rumor has it there'll be some bocce playing going on, too.
Monday rounds out the race tour with a stop in the University City Loop and a post-race party with plenty of BBQ.
All races are FREE for spectators, and there are FREE kids' races as well!