We would like to thank all of our participants, volunteers, organizers, towns, partners, and sponsors who continue to make August’s BikeMO an annual success.
This year’s event saw our biggest turnout ever with around 340 riders participating in the ride. We had our biggest turnout for our Katy Trail Ride as well, with about 100 riders taking to the trail from Rocheport and heading out to Boonville and Pilot Grove.
Your participation helped us raise thousands of dollars in support of the Missouri Foundation for Bicycling and Walking mission. With your help, MOBikeFed will continue to advocate state-wide for improvements to our cycling laws, infrastructure, and more.
Congratulations goes out to the winners of our KOM competition. Josh Schrock and Carrie Bax both took top honors, hitting 5 tough KOM climbs over the course of their ride. They will each receive:
-A limited edition BikeMO KOM t-shirt
-A refund of their 2017 BikeMO ride registration
-A free 2018 Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation family membership
-2 free ride passes for any 2017 or 2018 Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation sponsored ride
-Free ride registration for BikeMO 2018
We would like to thank all the great towns and businesses along the way that make the ride unique. We love visiting Blackwater, Arrow Rock, Rocheport, and Boonville each year. The ice cream at Arrow Rock was great and the town of Blackwater is such a unique experience, a step back in time. If you haven’t checked out the Boonville Visitors Center, you should take some time to do that too as they are always a great host and have a lot of great historical stuff in there.
A special thanks goes out to Les Bourgeois Winery. They host our event each year and provide riders with an excellent after-party. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the future as the event continues to grow!
We have some exciting additions for next year in the works already including an expanded KOM competition that will award AGE GROUP winners as well as OVERALL winners! Everyone has an increased chance of winning something! We are working on some other surprises as well so stay tuned throughout the year for announcements.
There are some photos from the ride on the flickr and Facebook pages. Tag your friends!