If you love sweet treats, fresh food, the KATY Trail, river views and a longer ride (18+ miles), we’ve got the perfect greenway getaway for you!
This route takes you from the Bike Stop Café in Chesterfield to the Bike Stop Café in St. Charles. You’ll travel along the Missouri Greenway: Monarch Chesterfield Levee; cross over the river on the bike path on the Boone Bridge, and follow the KATY Trail to the Historic District of St. Charles near Main Street.
There are two Bike Stop Cafés. One is at Chesterfield Outlets (17057 N Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005) and the other at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Perry Street (701 Riverside Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301).
Important Note for Early Birds! the Bike Stop Cafe in Chesterfield opens at 11am. If you want to get an early start, begin your ride at the St. Charles location (opens at 7am). There is a parking lot on Riverside Drive next to the Cafe.
Begin your ride at the Chesterfield Bike Stop Café. Grab some peanut butter balls and cinnamon rolls to fuel for your ride! (Both locations have outdoor seating and curbside pickup available. See Bike Stop Cafe Covid-19 operations and procedures here.) The greenway runs behind The Chesterfield Outlets, atop the Monarch Chesterfield Levee. You can jump on the greenway via a connection on the western end of the outlet mall’s parking lot. If you want to shave six miles off the total route, you can park at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex Parking lot West A & B and access the greenway there.
Follow the greenway to the Boone Bridge. Be sure to stop on the bridge and enjoy the view of the Missouri River! Take the clover leaf down from the Boone Bridge. When you get to the Katy Trail, take a left and head east towards the Historic District of St. Charles. Stop at Thies Farms on Greens Bottom road for a snack break. (Their cookies and pie come highly recommended!) Continue east for 7 miles until you reach the St. Charles Bike Stop Café located at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Perry Street.
Bike Stop Café Chesterfield to Bike Stop Café St. Charles = 18.3 miles
Bike Stop Café Chesterfield to Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex lot West A & B = 3 miles
Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex lot West A & B to Thies Farms on Greens Bottom Road = 8.3 miles
Thies Farms to Bike Stop Café in St. Charles = 7 miles
Chesterfield Bike Stop Café to Bike Stop Café St. Charles = 36.6 miles
Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex Parking lot West A & B to Bike Stop Café St. Charles = 30.6 miles
About the Bike Stop Cafés:
Owned by cycling advocates Jodi Devonshire and Tony Caruso, the Bike Stop Cafés provide “…customers of all walks of life, reasonably priced bicycles, service and healthy foods.” Both locations offer a full menu of sandwiches, wraps and salads, breakfast all day and also serve coffee, beer and wine. They chose their Chesterfield location so customers could easily connect with the greenway. Click here to learn more about both Bike Stop Cafes, check out the menu and see options for bike service, rentals and sales! Bike Stop Cafe also offers shuttle service, but advance reservations are required and shuttles may not always be available. Call 636.724.9900 for more information!