St. Clair County Transit District’s “GO TRAILing” Program Gets Underway May 11

Summer-long Effort Enables Residents of All Ages to Track Miles on Trails and Earn Prizes

To encourage residents to get outdoors and take advantage of the ever-evolving MetroBikeLink System, St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) – in partnership with Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) – is hosting its “GO TRAILing” Program again this summer. This free initiative allows participants to track miles and earn prizes as they bike, walk, wheel, run, skate or skip along the more than 30 miles of interconnecting trails and bike paths extending from the Fairview Heights Transit Center to the Shiloh-Scott Transit Center in Southwestern Illinois. The program kicks off with a free community event on Saturday, May 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Belleville Transit Center (800 Scheel Street) and runs through Sunday, Aug. 11. Registration is now open and can be completed at

Participants can use the “GO TRAILing” online system to track miles. Prizes are awarded to those who track 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles and include sunglasses, a water bottle, t-shirt, trucker hat, monthly transit pass, bike helmet, a bike light and portable pump for bike tires. All who track 100 miles or more by Aug. 11 will also be entered into a drawing to win one of three grand prizes – which include a $100 gift certificate to a local bike shop, Bluetooth earbuds and a Fitbit Fitness Tracker.

Prizes are available for pickup at the SCCTD office, located at 27 N. Illinois Street in Belleville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday through Friday. Individuals can also request to have those items mailed to them by calling SCCTD at 618-628-8090.

“Last year, more than 11,100 miles were tracked through this program,” said Ken Sharkey, managing director for the St. Clair County Transit District. “It’s a great way for individuals and families to get out and take advantage of a really great community amenity featuring mile upon miles of trails and bike paths that connect to six transit centers throughout St. Clair County.”

May 11th Kickoff Event at Belleville Transit Center, 9-11 am

The kick-off event at the Belleville Transit Center on May 11 from 9-11 am is free and open to the public. It will give residents the opportunity to explore the MetroBikeLink System; sign up for the “GO TRAILing” Program; take part in a bike ride, led by the AARP in St. Louis’ Boomer on BikesSM program, a yoga class with a Moonbird Yoga instructor, and a CMT Ten Toe Express® nature walk, led by SIUE STEM Center; and enjoy food, live music, family friendly activities and local vendors.

Visit SCCTD.ORG to learn more and register for the “GO TRAILing” program.