Tour de Grove http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Life cycle of a bike race: Tour de Grove evolves into top cycling event http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/life-cycle-bike-race-tour-de-grove-evolves-top-cycling-event <p>Some of the top athletes in their sport were in St. Louis last weekend.</p><p>They weren&rsquo;t wearing the birds and bats of the Cardinals, and they didn&rsquo;t draw the crowds of a weekend series at Busch Stadium. But the contest known as the <a href="http://www.tourdegrove.com/">Tour de Grove</a> is slowly but surely becoming a big draw in the world of professional cycling.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 11:17:01 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3722 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Life cycle of a bike race: Tour de Grove evolves into top cycling event Second annual Tour de Grove bike race kicks off http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/second-annual-tour-de-grove-bike-race-kicks <p>The second annual<a href="http://www.tourdegrove.com/"> Tour de Grove</a> bike race got under way this afternoon.<br /><br />Some 15 professional teams from around the country will be competing for a total purse of around $35,000.<br /><br />Mike Weiss is the owner of the Big Shark Bicycle Company and is one of the event organizers.<br /><br />Unlike the Tour of Missouri, Weiss says the Tour de Grove features an urban loop track, with more chances to watch the race unfold.</p> Fri, 13 May 2011 23:15:26 +0000 Adam Allington 1236 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Second annual Tour de Grove bike race kicks off