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.


April 3, 9:15 am – Spring 2019 Kick off – Ten Toes Tours the Gateway Arch

What’s new at the Arch?

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.  Special guest walk leader, Tom Nagel with the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, will provide insights and highlights to the park’s newest exhibits.

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

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 fall, 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
    • TBA
  • 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.
  • Register here.Coming Soon!
  • 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.

Register Here!

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.

Register Here!

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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MetroLink and MicroBrews  – Main Street Brewing Company

Walk with us and explore the Main Street Brewing Company that opened its doors in May, 2014.  Belleville is the home to many German descendants and has a proud tradition of brewing.  The city had been without a brewery since the 1980s, when Stag closed its doors.  Main Street Brewing Company brought the brewing back to Belleville and now opens its doors to the Ten Toe Express®.

The Brewery tour will be led by Bill Lewis, St. Louis Brewery representative, and explore the brewery’s recent upgrades and new canning line.

RSVP Required – Coming Soon!

When: May 10, 2019 – Tenative
Where to meet CMT:  Forest Park MetroLink Station
Time: 10:00 am
Length of Walk: 2 to 3 miles
Walk Capacity: 25 people

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.

Register Here!

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

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 – Coming Soon!

When: Coming Soon!
Where to meet CMT:  Forest Park MetroLink Station
Time: 9:30 am
Length of Walk: 1 – 2 miles
Walk Capacity: 25 people

This walk has limited capacity.