By: Elizabeth Simons

On the evening of Sunday, November 4, over 250 cyclists of all ages and abilities gathered in Downtown Ferguson for the 3rd Annual Ferguson Twilight Ramble. The event included one, five and fifteen mile bicycle rides along the Ted Jones Trail and between Ferguson’s historic neighborhoods and beautiful parks. Cyclists enjoyed a healthy cookout, free helmets, a bicycle expo, live music and fire dancing. 

All rides began and ended at the Plaza at 501, a future trailhead along the Maline Greenway. The Maline Greenway is part of Great Rivers Greenway’s River Ring and will connect over 70,000 residents of North St. Louis City and County with the St. Vincent Greenway, the Confluence Greenway and the North Riverfront Trail along the Mississippi River. Each year, the Ferguson Twilight Ramble provides a recreational cycling opportunity for people who are interested in cycling but may be hesitant to ride to local destinations. 

The event promotes cycling as a viable form of transportation, and registration is free and open to the public. The 4th Annual Ferguson Twilight Ramble will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2013. For more information, visit