Thursday, December 31, 2009

St. Louis, Missouri

I'm in St. Louis for New Year's Eve. After seeing a really nice neighborhood that reminded me of Brooklyn, I started checking out apartment rentals on Craigslist. A entire house rents for less than I paid for my 2bdrm in Brooklyn. Seriously. Next question, cycling in St. Louis? 77 miles... sort of pathetic but at least they are trying.
Here's some excellent bike info-
And a map!


  1. Alicia, wow, just stumbled across your blog via a circuitous route starting with Jay Simser's facebook page! This is Adam Shriver from the good old days at Edward's Elementary School.

    I actually live in St. Louis now (going to school at Washington University). I think there's some pretty decent biking here. It is NOT remotely as good as Leiden sounds, but it's not chaotic like NYC. I really like the trail that starts north of the Arch and goes along the industrial wasteland alongside the Mississippi. Also, there are at least big plans for creating a huge ring of interconnected biking trails in the area: .

    Also, regarding the Cheshire, my girlfriend's parents were staying there when they recently visited, so I was there on Dec. 30. Would have been pretty crazy running into each other in the lobby!

    Anyway, hope you are doing well. Sounds like you're living a pretty interesting life!

  2. Adam! It's wonderful to hear from you. I will send you a message. To address this post, I'd be interested in trying out those bike trails... Sounds really cool. My complaint with St. Louis and really, most other U.S. cities is the lack of cycling commuting infrastructure... I want to bike to and from work, to and from the store, to and from the gym, etc. A long, beautiful ride on the weekend is definitely a plus, but what about the daily commute? It is so easy here, I'm spoiled already.

  3. Check out Denver!