Bike With Your Boots On

We have an opportunity for people to get to  know the River des Peres Watershed and it’s water quality by bike riding with volunteers on the Greenway trails along River des Peres and the tributary, Gravois Creek, to observe and help trained volunteers conduct water quality measurements.

 

We will bike the length of the trail stopping at creek crossings to monitor the water quality using chemistry kits provided by Missouri Stream Team. We can use the data collected throughout the day to have a snapshot of the health of the River des Peres watershed.

 

No experience necessary to participate and kids are welcome! Please bring your own bike, helmet, water bottle and a pencil. Be prepared to get your feet wet.  

 

Watch our event calendar for bike with your boots on events on the River des Peres Trail in June and Grants Trail in October. For more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Map of our route on River desPeres

 

Map of our route on Gravois Creek

 

Some data from our Grants Trail bike rides:

Site# Event Date Rainfall Weather NO3-N (mg/L) Air Temp (°C) Water Temp (°C) DO2 (mg/L) DO Saturation (%) pH Conductivity (µS/cm) Turbidity (NTU) Chlorides (mg/L)
1 10/7/2012 1.29 Clear 0.25 11 13 11 105 7.3 570 10 47
1 10/28/2017 0.5 Cloudy 0.5 5 11 6 54 8.6 690 10 52
2 10/7/2012 1.29 Clear 0.5 11 13 11 105 7.8 500 10 63
2 10/7/2012 1.29 Clear 0.25 12 12 11 102 8.1 700 10 50
3 10/7/2012 1.29 Clear 0.5 12 13 12 114   340 10 32
3 10/1/2016 0.27 Cloudy 0.5 19 20 9 99 8 970 0 116
3 10/28/2017 0.5 Cloudy 0.25 5 10 9 80 7.8 490 10 59
4 10/28/2017 0.5 Cloudy 0.25 4 8.5 10 85 8.2 13 10 170
5 10/7/2012 0.54 Clear 0.25 15.5 12 15 139   660 10 92
5 10/1/2016 0.27 Cloudy 2 18 18 9 95 8 840 0 98
6 10/7/2012 1.29 Clear 0.25 10 13 10 95 7.9 700 10 70
6 10/4/2015 0.6 Cloudy 0.25 13 13 7 67 8.2 790 10 98
6 10/28/2017 0.5 Cloudy 0.5 6 9 8 69 7.3 840 10 99
7 10/7/2012 1.29 Clear 0.25 13 14 10 97 7.9 600 10  
8 10/7/2012 1.29 Clear 0.25 11 12 6 56 7.7 710 10 34
8 10/4/2015 0.6 Cloudy 1 13 14 7 68 7.7 930 10 153
8 10/1/2016 0.27 Cloudy 1 19 19 7 76 8 1010 0 116
8 10/28/2017 0.5 Cloudy 0.25 5 8 7 59 7.7 870 10 98
9 10/4/2015 0.6 Cloudy 0.25 13 14 7 68 7.9 790 10 118
9 10/1/2016 0.27 Cloudy 2 20 18 9 95 8 1200 0 170
9 10/28/2017 0.5 Cloudy 0.25 5 9 7 61 7.6 770 10 90
10 10/4/2015 0.6 Cloudy 0.5 14 14 10 97 7.8 910 10 118
10 10/28/2017 0.5 Cloudy 0.25 9 10 11 98 8 620 10 54
11 10/28/2017 0.5 Cloudy 0.25 7 10 7 62 7.9 910 10 98
                62 7.9 910 10 98 ducks NO