The City of St. Louis and Boeing are proud to present 2010's last Open Streets event on Saturday, October 9th from 8am to 1pm. The fourth and final installation of this year's Open Streets series features a route that makes a continuous loop and takes riders, joggers, and walkers through a diverse and vibrant sampling of the City's Downtown, the Riverfront Trail, past the location of the future Downtown Public Bike Station, and through the near north and south neighborhoods. Seven miles of City streets will be closed to vehicles, but open to everybody else. Individuals can join the Open Streets route at any point, and activity hubs featuring family-friendly booths, activities, and demonstrations will be located at Old North St. Louis's 14th Street Mall and near Citygarden at the intersection of 9th and Market.
"Open Streets remains an excellent way to remind residents that some of our greatest public spaces are right under our tires," said Mayor Slay. "This event not only teaches people the ease of getting around our City on foot or on bike, but it allows individuals to rediscover some of our City's neighborhoods and provides ample opportunities to learn new ways to be healthy and fit."
Two activity hubs along the route, " one at the newly-restored 14th Street Mall in Old North St. Louis and the other near Citygarden at 9th and Market, will feature free, family-friendly activities like mini-massages, bike repair, nutrition and cooking instructions, yoga, a free throw competition, a bounce house, and more! Activities run from 8am to 1pm.
October's route will be clearly marked and includes the Riverfront Trail, Lenore K. Sullivan near the Archgrounds, South Broadway, Market, 10th Street, 11th Street, 14th Street, and Branch Street.
Open Streets is sponsored by Boeing, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Great Rivers Greenway, Locust Business District, and Healthlink.