Central West End: A Great Place to Hang Up Your Bike Helmet for the Night


Spring is on its way to St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood. As such, it’s time to get those bicycles ready and you don’t have to go very far to do so. Mike’s Bikes is conveniently located on North Euclid Avenue. They offer tune-ups, basic maintenance services and rentals. Plus, they sell brand new bikes too. Once you’ve got your ride ready to roll, grab a Great Rivers Greenway map. They’re available online and highlight all of the bicycle trails in St. Louis, including those that run through Central West End.

One of the trails runs right down North Euclid Avenue, past Mike’s Bikes and eateries like Einstein Brothers Bagels and Coffee Oasis. They are great places to grab breakfast and go. Einstein’s even has a breakfast club that you can join to receive discounts on your cup of morning Joe and bagels. Plus, there is a supermarket nearby.

And if you are feeling really ambitious, take North Euclid Avenue to West Pine Boulevard. West Pine will take you into another bike friendly neighborhood, Forest Park. There are trails all throughout the 1,300-acre park. Furthermore, you’ll find fun places to park your bike and engage in other activities. For example, you could spend a few hours wandering through the St. Louis Museum of Art for free.

There are also MetroLink Stations in Central West End and the Forest Park neighborhoods. It is permissible to bring your bike onboard and travel to other trailheads located throughout the city. One place that you may want to stop at is the Downtown Bicycle Station on Locust Street. It offers cyclists a place to clean up and temporarily store their gear. So, you won’t have to run errands or return to Central West End feeling like a sweaty mess.

To learn more about what Central West End has to offer spring cyclists, please contact us. We currently have homes available for sale in the neighborhood including this 3,552-square foot charmer. It’s close to the Euclid trail and Forest Park. Plus, it features a roomy garage where you can park your bike in between rides.