The month of May is a burst of energy in Saint Louis. Farmer's markets are opening, park trails and Ted Drewes have never been more packed, and you can finally leave the windows open to let in fresh nighttime air. Not to mention, it's National Bike Month. Life is great.
Whether you're a fitness enthusiast, a fan of classic competition, or an equally qualified carb-loading spectator, there is plenty to enjoy this weekend in the city. Starting Friday, some of the fastest professional male and female cyclists will compete in Tour de Grove , a series of competitive events and a celebration of the sport and culture of cycling.
Friday: Sprint races will light up the streets of the Midtown neighborhood, smack in the middle of Grand Center Arts district.
Saturday: Watch circuits along restaurant and bar district of Manchester Ave. Then, you can pedal 20 miles with the pros to benefit Washington University's Siteman Cancer Center.
Sunday: Dutch town classic around Marquette Park, both professional and amateur cyclists will be racing. And then go grab some tasty brunch.
For more event details and the best ways to watch the race, clickity-click .
And take care of yourself this month with a little pedaling, too: 30 minutes per day can help lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and bad cholesterol. Lance might call this living strong. I agree.