Bicycle crossing sign, The Needles, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, U.S.

(Jefferson County) Several hundred bicyclists took part in the annual Bottleneck Bridge Ride on Sunday, which began on Festus Main Street. The ride took participants around Festus, Crystal City, Pevely, Hillsboro, and DeSoto. Organizer Andy Held says the setting was great when the bikers took off.

Held along with Scott Seek says everyone who took part enjoyed the event.

The ride included routes of 65 miles, 30 miles, or 20 miles. The event also featured kids races and a pump track and a short family-friendly 10-mile route.