Community Interest

‘DANCES WITH SINGLE TRACK’ MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE RETURNS TO BROEMMELSIEK PARK

The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department and United Federation in Dirt (UFD) are excited to bring back the Dances with Single Track mountain bike race to the 2019 East Region schedule! This popular summer race begins at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 18, at Broemmelsiek Park, 1795 Highway DD in Defiance.

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The 7-mile bike race course is family friendly. It features the park’s well-maintained single-track trail system and serves as a challenge for both experienced and new racers. Contestants travel counterclockwise through natural-surface trails with rocks, roots, field crossings and ample passing zones. Categories include men and women’s Cat. 1, 2, 3, Marathon, and a Junior Division for ages 15-18. Medals will be awarded to winners of Marathon, Cat. 2, and men’s Cat. 3. Cash prizes will be awarded for Cat. 1. Additional prizes, raffles and giveaways will be available throughout the day.

Cost of each race is $25–$30 per category; Junior Division and women’s Cat 3 are free! Online pre-registration is suggested by visiting https://legacy.usacycling.org/register/2019-956 before 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16. Day-of registration fees increase $5 for fee-based races. All proceeds benefit various cycling, trail, and park organizations. For more information about the race, call David Krajcovic, race organizer, at 314-753-8346 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..