MEET ME IN ST LOUIS
The first Trikke Academy for 2016 is now in the books, and coming up this June, it will be time for the new Trikke Academy hub to kick off in St Louis.
Hey, it’s Bill Smith, the new Director for the Midwest Regional Trikke Academy, and I want you to “Meet Me In St. Louis!”
(….OK, OK, I may not be a pretty as Judy Garland. BUT, St. Louis is still the place to meet if you’re looking for a great city to have a “Carve it up” Trikke event!)
Two years ago, I dove into the Trikke Tours arena, and this is now my second season having my own business, offering guided tours all around the greater St. Louis area with Trikke STL Guided Tours.
Several of us throughout the country are dedicated to turning our city into a trikke-friendly place, where our beloved 3 wheeled contraptions are not only “allowed”, but embraced.
I have completely enjoyed introducing people to my faire city, and the easy ways to navigate your way through this historical place. And I’d be honored to do the same for you.
Over the last 10 years, Trikke Academies have been held all over the country. Some places have certainly been more hospitable than others. But, along with Las Vegas, I think St. Louis was a great choice for Trikke Academy to put down some roots and call home.
Why? Because we’re smack dab in the middle of the country. An easy flight and a manageable drive from anywhere in the midwest.
And whether you’re coming for a Trikke event, or just a visit, there are countless things to go do and enjoy, either before or after your Academy experience….
Lake Forest Park, which was voted best urban park by USA Today. It is 500 acres BIGGER than NYC’s Central Park and has 2 FREE museums, including one that was there to welcome the 1904 World’s Fair. With miles and miles of paved trails and countless places to explore and discover throughout, Forest Park alone is worth the trip as a great place to play on 3 wheels. (All I can say is there’s a reason the very first National Riding Skkool was held right here, with Forest Park as the carving playground.)
If you’ve got kids, the St. Louis Zoo is located right in the Park, and is considered to be in the Top Five Zoos in the country. AND! It’s free to walk with the animals. (…Notice I said “walk”. I’m afraid you’ll have to leave your trikke at the door.
Should I go on?
You a baseball fan?…
We also have the World Champion Cardinals and Busch Stadium is in the heart of Downtown, St. Louis.
If music is your thing…
Our brand new Blues Museum showcases the long, rich history of blues music in this country.
Maybe you’re a foodie?…
St. Louis is also the land of “Toasted Ravs” (i.e. fried raviolis made with either beef, veal, or a mixture of both.) They are St. Louis’ gift to the world! Embrace them. Did I mention great, competition-style BBQ? White Castle? And the home of “Panera”, which we stubbornly refer to by its proper name — “St. Louis Bread Company” — and refuse to do otherwise.
(But you may want to plan on doing a little extra carving to work it all off. )
And if you want to see a real American treasure, go see the beautiful Budweiser Clydesdales, at the Budweiser Brewery.
All of that, and more. PLUS, of course, the main reason for a Trikke fan to come to St. Louis, the Trikke Academy!
So, this is your invitation to come carve in the “Gateway City”, in the footprint of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, and our new, mid-west regional location for Trikke Academy.
Looking forward to meeting YOU in St. Louis!
Register – St. Louis Academy – June 10th – 12th
Join Certified Trikke Professionals and Certifid Trikke Trainers from all over he country. Meet us in St. Louis, June 10th – 12th