(Festus) The annual Bottleneck Bridge Ride for cyclists across the area will be coming back in its 7th year in August. The event is put on by the Jefferson County Growth Association along with Trail Net and sponsored by the Festus Tourism Commission. Andy Held is one of the organizers of the event. He says they once again have a variety of routes to take on the ride, depending on how much experience you may have riding your bicycle on the roads.
The route takes the participants to several areas of the county from Festus to Crystal City, Herculaneum, Pevely, Hillsboro, and DeSoto. Held says many of the riders are from outside Jefferson County, which is great for tourism.
The Bottleneck Bridge Ride will take place on Sunday, August 21st, and begins around 8 AM on Festus Main Street. To sign up and more information, visit JCGA dot org or Trailnet dot com.