Special Walks for Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 Session will kick off on Wednesday, April 3 and run 12 weeks.  Walkers must register to participate in each Spring and Fall Session.  Please contact CMT with questions at info@cmt-stl.org.

NOTE: You must register in order to be eligible to attend special walks.


Spring 2019 Kick off – Ten Toes Tours the Gateway Arch

Exploring St. Louis History

Ten Toe Express® walkers will be treated to a guided tour of the newly remodeled Gateway Arch Museum with an emphasis on St. Louis History.  The Museum at the Gateway Arch covers 201 years of history about the westward expansion of the United States with an emphasis on St. Louis’ paramount role in that era.  Learn St. Louis’ history from its founding in 1764 to the completion of the Gateway Arch in 1965 on a guided tour with Tom Nagel, Gateway Arch Park Foundation Communications Manager.

RSVP Required

When: April 3, 2019
Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
Time: 9:15 am
Length of Walk: 1 to 2 miles
Special Guest Walk Leaders:  Gateway Arch Park Foundation’s Tom Nagel
Walk Capacity: 30 people – Walk is currently at capacity. 

This walk has limited capacity.

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AARP St. Louis Breakfast Bunch

Saturday morning AARP Breakfast Bunch walks:  Explore new areas of St. Louis, get in some exercise, and have a good meal with the AARP St. Louis Breakfast Bunch. On select Saturdays this session, AARP volunteer-led groups of Ten Toe participants will ride the MetroLink then walk to one of our many great St. Louis area restaurants to enjoy a yummy breakfast with great company.

AARP St. Louis is proud to be serving as the presenting sponsor of this great program which promotes healthy behaviors and encourages us to maintain an active lifestyle.

  • Breakfast Bunch walks with AARP St. Louis meet on select Saturdays. For the Spring 2019 Ten Toe Express session, we’ll meet on:
    • Saturday, June 1, 2019 our “walking and talking” tour will kick off at 8:30 am at MetroLink’s Shrewsbury Station, 7201 Lansdowne Avenue.  Train departs at 8:45 amParticipants will catch a train to North Riverfront Park and hit the Riverfront Trail for our walk followed by a meal on Laclede’s Landing. “It will be a great adventure,” said walk coordinator and AARP® volunteer, Loretta Davis.  Participants will return back to the station no later than 1:00 pm.
    • When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
      Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
      Time: 8:30 am (train departs at 8:45 am)
      Length of Walk: 1 to 2 miles
      Special Guest Walk Leaders:
      Walk Capacity: Limited
      *Train fare and meal is at participant’s own expense
  • Details to know:
    Meet at the Shrewsbury Station at 8:30 a.m. on walk days, and return back to the station no later than 12:00 p.m.
  • Registeration Required.
  • Space is limited.

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Exploring Historic Belleville with the Belleville Historical Society

Come explore some of the region’s oldest neighborhoods on these historic walks through Belleville this spring with special guest walk leaders from the Belleville Historical Society.  The Belleville Historical Society has put together two walks exploring pre-civil war buildings that are both residential and commercial.

Hexenbuckel Historic District – April 22 – Pre-civil war residential neighborhood featuring a variety of historic homes. The group will stop for lunch in Belleville before returning to the Forest Park MetroLink Station.

RSVP Required

When: April 22, 2019
Where to meet CMT:  Forest Park MetroLink Station
Time:
9:00 am
Length of Walk: 
2 to 3 miles
Special Guest Walk Leaders:  
Belleville Historical Society
Fee:
$10
Walk Capacity:
30 people

Downtown Belleville Walk – May 23rd– 16 blocks of buildings dating back as late as the 1850s. The group will stop for lunch in Belleville before returning to the Forest Park MetroLink Station.

Canceled 

When: May 23, 2019
Where to meet CMT:  Forest Park MetroLink Station
Time: 9:00 am
Length of Walk: 2 to 3 miles
Special Guest Walk Leaders:  Belleville Historical Society
Fee: $10
Walk Capacity: 30 people

This walk includes a $10 fee per walk, per walker to the Belleville Historical Society. Event registration fees are non-refundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled by Citizens for Modern Transit.

These walks have a limited capacity.

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Transit and Healthy Foods – Linking your own ten toes and transit to local, fresh foods.

***NEW DATE***

Destination: Swansea Farmers Market and Neighbor’s Marketplace

For this special walk we will be visiting the Swansea Farmers Market and Neighbor’s Marketplace in Illinois. The walk will include the Swansea Farmers Market, a not-for- profit organization established in 2009, that currently features vendors selling fruits, vegetables, meats, and crafts. Walkers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags to take home their tasty treasures.

The second stop on our Metro-East tour is Neighbor’s Marketplace. Neighbors is a newly opened grocery store less than one block from the Emerson Park MetroLink Station.  The new store offers fresh produce, on location butcher, deli services, ready-to-eat hot foods and more.  The store provides healthy choices in what was a food desert.  Owner Sterling Moody will give the history of the store and what it means to the area.

RSVP Required

When: June 27, 2019
Where to meet CMT:  Forest Park MetroLink Station
Time: 9:30 am
Length of Walk: 1 to 2 miles
Walk Capacity: 25 people

This walk has limited capacity.

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Ten Toes on the Loop Trolley!

Clang! Clang! Clang! Goes The Trolley!

Citizens for Modern Transit is excited to partner with the Loop Trolley Company on a Ten Toe Express tour of the Loop Trolley headquarters and trolley ride. Attendees will get a 20-minute tour of the Loop Trolley “barn” where beautifully-restored trolleys are cleaned, maintained and readied for service, followed by a round-trip ride on one of the Trolleys.  The round trip system tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

The 2.2 mile Loop Trolley system opened to the public in November 2018, and serves to connect the world–renowned Forest Park with the Delmar Loop, named one of America’s Top 10 Streets. The Loop Trolley company is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization created to operate and maintain the trolley system, improve community, and encourage development.

RSVP Required

When: May 10, 2019
Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
Time: 11:45 am
Length of Walk: 1 to 2 miles
Fee: $5
Walk Capacity: 25 people

This walk includes a $5 fee for trolley fare. Event registration fees are non-refundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled by Citizens for Modern Transit.

This walk has limited capacity.

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Exploring Missouri Botanical Garden History And Lore with Green Jean Ponzi

This guided tour by returning special guest walk leader, Green Jean Ponzi, will give walkers an in-depth review of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s hotspots and highlights including information about the Climatron, Garden founder Henry Shaw, and the Garden’s horticultural history.  The Ten Tour Garden-History tour will begin at the Climatron, make a visit to the newly renovated Sachs Museum, and include a tour of Tower Grove House.

RSVP Required

When: June 5, 2019
Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
Time: 9:15 am
Length of Walk: 1 to 2 miles
Special Guest Walk Leaders:  Missouri Botanical Gardens
Walk Capacity: 30 people

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