46th annual Moonlight Ramble bike ride
Date: 8/30/2009 Album ID: 825686
Photos by Sid Hastings
Thousands gathered for the 46th annual Moonlight Ramble, a late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park. Police close streets for the ride, which starts at midnight each year. The event is a fund raiser for the Gateway Council of Hosteling International USA.
29 Aug. 2009 -- ST. LOUIS -- Laura Higgins of St. Louis converted her bicycle into a Zebra-themed mode of transportation for the 46th annual Moonlight Ramble, a late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park that attracts thousands of riders. Police close streets for the ride, which starts at midnight each year. The event is a fund raiser for the Gateway Council of Hosteling International USA.

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29 Aug. 2009 -- ST. LOUIS -- Riders gather on Chestnut Street in front of the Soldiers  Memorial late Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 prior to the start of the 46th annual Moonlight Ramble, a late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park that attracts thousands of riders. Police close streets for the ride, which starts at midnight each year. The event is a fund raiser for the Gateway Council of Hosteling International USA.

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29 Aug. 2009 -- ST. LOUIS -- Kelly Ruesing (right, CQ) and her niece Nicole Clintsman (CQ) pose for a photograph prior to the start of the annual 46th Moonlight Ramble late Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009. The ride is an annual late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park that attracts thousands of riders. Ruesing and Clintsman made a day of the event, seeing Mary Poppins at the Fox Theatre before making the ride.

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29 Aug. 2009 -- ST. LOUIS -- Mark Glovinsky, of Maplewood Bicycle, adjusts the bakes on a bike belonging to Kyle Billings of Staunton, Ill. before the start of the 46th annual Moonlight Ramble, a late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park that attracts thousands of riders. Police close streets for the ride, which starts at midnight each year. The event is a fund raiser for the Gateway Council of Hosteling International USA.

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29 Aug. 2009 -- ST. LOUIS -- Prior to the start of the Moonlight Ramble John Lark of Webster Groves studies the route for the annual late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park that attracts thousands of riders. Police close streets for the ride, which starts at midnight each year. The event is a fund raiser for the Gateway Council of Hosteling International USA.

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29 Aug. 2009 -- ST. LOUIS -- Resplendent in her pink tutu and wings, Stephanie Shepard of Brentwood makes her way through the crowd to the starting line for 46th annual Moonlight Ramble Aug. 29, 2009, a late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park that attracts thousands of riders. Police close streets for the ride, which starts at midnight each year. The event is a fund raiser for the Gateway Council of Hosteling International USA.

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30 Aug. 2009 -- ST. LOUIS -- Riders making their way to the start stream past one of the sculpted bears that guards the entrance to the Keil Opera House on Market Street in downtown St. Louis for the 46th annual Moonlight Ramble Aug. 30, 2009, a late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park that attracts thousands of riders. Police close streets for the ride, which starts at midnight each year. The event is a fund raiser for the Gateway Council of Hosteling International USA.

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30 Aug. 2009 -- ST. LOUIS -- Cyclists stream down Market Street in downtown St. Louis during the 46th annual Moonlight Ramble Aug. 30, 2009, a late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park that attracts thousands of riders. Police close streets for the ride, which starts at midnight each year. The event is a fund raiser for the Gateway Council of Hosteling International USA.

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30 Aug. 2009 -- ST. LOUIS -- Cyclists stream down Market Street in downtown St. Louis during the 46th annual Moonlight Ramble Aug. 30, 2009, a late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park that attracts thousands of riders. Police close streets for the ride, which starts at midnight each year. The event is a fund raiser for the Gateway Council of Hosteling International USA.

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30 Aug. 2009 -- ST. LOUIS -- Passing through an empty and silent Forest Park, cyclists participating in the 46th annual Moonlight Ramble are cheered on by  a small group of spectators Aug. 30, 2009. The ramble is a late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park that attracts thousands of riders. Police close streets for the ride, which starts at midnight each year. The event is a fund raiser for the Gateway Council of Hosteling International USA.

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30 Aug. 2009 -- ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis University students Mary Staten (center) and Laura Childs (right) pose for a post-ride photograph being made by Staten's father Steve Staten following the 46th annual Moonlight Ramble Aug. 30, 2009, a late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park that attracts thousands of riders. Police close streets for the ride, which starts at midnight each year. The event is a fund raiser for the Gateway Council of Hosteling International USA.

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30 Aug. 2009 -- ST. LOUIS -- Celebrating after completing the 46th Annual Moonlight Ramble, cyclists Wes Mundy (left) of Waterloo, Ill. and David Bostick (CQ) of Millstadt, Ill. discuss the ride over a beer in the party area in front of the Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis Aug. 30, 2009.The ramble is a late-night bicycle ride through downtown St. Louis and Forest Park that attracts thousands of riders. Police close streets for the ride, which starts at midnight each year. The event is a fund raiser for the Gateway Council of Hosteling International USA.

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