Mosenthein Island



The Gateway Arch like you've never seen it. 


This is one of the most iconic trips. Retrace the steps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by bike and boat. 

Spoked Adventures will lead you on an all-inclusive overnight bike camping and canoe trip to Mosenthein Island. Cycle up to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, hop in a canoe and paddle down to the island. After an amazing night on the island, board the canoe and paddle down the Mississippi River landing on the steps of The Gateway Arch. 

Our staff provide mechanical support for the bicycle rides, transport all of your gear, navigate the river route with Big Muddy Adventures, prepare meals and share loads of education about the beautiful Missouri landscape. We carefully design this route, and all of our adventures, to be safe and approachable for all comfort levels.  Our guides have years of experience. Sit back and enjoy the ride. We'll handle all of the fine details. 

Want to learn more about bike camping? Spoked Bikes & Stuff will be offering "Bike Packing Basics" classes every month. This class is designed to cover the some of the basics of bike camping and touring.



The Ride Details

Day 1: The 19 mile bicycle ride will be leaving Spoked Bikes & Stuff on Cherokee Street at 9:30 AM towards Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. This leg is estimated to take around two and a half hours. At Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, the trip will meet up with the guides from Big Muddy Adventures who will take all passengers and overnight gear on a two and a half hour canoe trip ending at Mosenthein Island.  Bicycles will be left behind and transported to the the river take-out point the following afternoon.  

Day 2: After breakfast and breaking down camp, everyone will depart Mosenthein Island around 10:00 AM. The return canoe trip from to The Gateway Arch will last about two and a half hours.. Once at The Gateway Arch, participants will be reunited with their bikes and ride back to Spoked Bikes & Stuff. This ride is 4 miles and should take around 20 minutes. Gear will be transported back to Spoked Bikes for pickup upon arrival.  



Ticket prices includes:

  • Safely guided pre-planned bicycle and canoe routes 
  • Mechanical support
  • Expert-lead canoe journey with gear transportation
  • Primitive camp sites
  • Two meals cooked over the fire: Dinner on the 18th will be hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled veggies, smores, and ice cold beer. Breakfast the following morning will include Sump Coffee, bacon, eggs, potatoes and veggies. 
  • Firewood
  • Transportation of overnight gear. Because all of the gear will be transported via canoe, all participants are limited to one bag.



Participant Requirements:

  • Capacity to carry what you need for the rides. We recommend trying to keep your back free by using a rear rack, saddle bags, panniers, porteur bags, etc.... This will be covered more in our "Bike Packing Basics" course
  • Food and water for the rides. There are a number of gas stations on the way for you to refeul.
  • Basic tools (flat kit, spare tube), 
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Fully functional bicycle. We will be offering mechanical support to cover incidentals and basic malfunctions.


*Ticket are non-refundable.

**This is a "rain or shine" event