St. Louis opens Downtown Bicycle Station

According to the St. Louis American:

The City of St. Louis, Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, Trailnet, Great Rivers Greenway and founding sponsors joined Mayor Francis G. Slay last Thursday at the Grand Opening & Dedication of the new Downtown Bicycle Station.

The Downtown Bicycle Station, located at 1011 Locust Street in the 411 Building at 10th and Locust streets is 1,450 square feet, offers secure access and features more than 100 bike racks, showers and locker rooms for cyclists commuting to work. It is also located next to Urban Shark, a full-service bike shop.

The Downtown CID will manage the Downtown Bicycle Station under contract with the City, as well as contract with Trailnet for marketing and membership services and Big Shark to provide facility operations. This summer, Trailnet will relocate its 20 employees to the 411 Building as well.

And there is a downtown bike shop to go with it, according to the St. Louis Business Journal:

Today’s the day: Downtown’s new bike shop, Big Shark, is officially open for business, helping pave the way to make St. Louis more bike-friendly.

The 3,500-square-foot shop, which is adjacent to Trailnet’s new commuter bike station, opened its doors this morning.

Owner Mike Weiss’ new store has an inventory of about 200 bikes that cover the full range of cycling categories: mountain, road, hybrid, tandem and kid’s bikes. Prices for a bike go anywhere from $250 to a couple thousand dollars.

Find out more or register for the Downtown Bicycle Station here.