RAIL South will travel approximately 165 miles in one day from St. Louis, MO to Vincennes, IN.
The event will always occur on the Saturday on or after June 21st, the longest day of the year.
Most participants will only have to take time off from work on the Friday before the event in order to travel to the start of the event. From our experience this is easiest to do on a Friday during the summertime anyways.
All cycling will occur on Saturday. There will be less traffic than weekdays (particularly from businesses and schools) and also less of a rush hour. Riding on Saturday will also allows you to recover and/or travel back home on Sunday so you can be back to work on Monday.
Because St. Louis and Chicago are on Central Daylight Time (CDT) and Vincennes is on Eastern Standard Time (EDT), all specific times in the RAIL South event are indicated as either CDT or EDT as appropriate. The different time zones do not affect the actual duration of any ride services, such as rest stop open and close times.
- Date: June 26, 2021
Distances: ~165 miles
City, State: St. Louis, Missouri
Online Information: http://www.bicycleillinois.com/rail/south/south.htm