Greenway Getaway: Bike Stop Cafe Chesterfield to Bike Stop Cafe St. Charles

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 the Taubman Prestige 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).

Parking:
Begin your ride at the Chesterfield Bike Stop Café. Be sure to grab a snack before you begin! You can ride on North Outer 40 Road to the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex and connect with the greenway near the West A & B parking lot. If you prefer to ride on greenway only, park at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex. (This shortens the total distance of the trip by 3 miles each way.) NOTE: Due to Pump Station work by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Greenway is closed at Long Road until mid-March 2018.

Route:
Follow the greenway to the Boone Bridge. Be sure to stop on the bridge and enjoy the view of the Missouri River! 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.

Distance:
Bike Stop Café at Taubman Outlet to Bike Stop Café St. Charles = 18.3 miles
Bike Stop Café at Taubman Outlet 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

Round Trip:
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!