Free Community Event Kicked Off Summer Riding Program Allowing Participants to Track Miles on the MetroBikeLink and Earn Prizes through August 15  

The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) – in partnership with Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT)  kicked off its Summer Riding Program on Saturday, May 20 with a “Day on the Trails.” The event was held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Belleville Transit Center featuring a wide range of activities, food and music, as well as the ability to register for the Summer Riding Program and pick up mileage tracking booklets. JuiceMasters and Y-98 were onsite, along with St. Clair County Transit District, Metro Transit and Citizens for Modern Transit. Free youth bike helmets, were available on a first come first serve basis. In addition, SCCTD hosted a 1.5-mile nature walk and scavenger hunt, 5K fun run and 7-mile bike ride to highlight just some of the fun options available along the MetroBikeLink system. 

The Summer Riding Program allows participants to track miles and earn prizes as they bike, walk, wheel, run, skate or skip along the MetroBikeLink System, which boasts 14 miles of continuous trails and bike paths adjacent to the MetroLink alignment in Southwestern Illinois. Prizes are awarded to those who track 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles and include sunglasses, a water bottle, t-shirt, bike helmet and bike mileage tracker, respectively. All who track 100 miles or more by Aug. 15 will also be entered into a drawing to win the grand prize giveaway – a $100 gift certificate to a local bike shop to use towards the purchase of a new bicycle.

Register for the Summer Riding Program today.