Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dancing anyone?

Biking time...

Will Bike for Food is back! For those of you who don't know us, this group was started last spring as a way to get people together to get off campus for some good biking and good eating. It went on this summer, and we did some sweet stuff and took some sweet trips around the city. But to get to the point...

Will Bike for Food is going to the Dancing in the Street & Off the Wall Festival on Grand this Saturday! It's outdoors, there is dancing to watch (or join), and with delicious FOOD as well (for sale).

We'll be meeting at 3:15 PM, at the corner of Skinker and Forsyth (forest park side). We'll take a nice, leisurely 4 mile ride to the festival in time to see Project Bandaloop (
, and do some meandering around. I'm sure we all have lots of work to do, so we'll probably head back to be home by 5:15 or so.

For more info about the festival, see:

Feel free to pass this along, and I hope to see you Saturday!


Also, for anyone interested, Greenpeace is putting on a bike ride tomorrow starting at 3:30 to protest the G20 summit:

Monday, August 10, 2009

moonlight rambling!

Courtesy of Sam Fok, we're getting together a Will Bike for Food moonlight ramble's the low down:

Fellow Bikers/Humans!

The end of summer is nigh, and the Moonlight Ramble is near! If you've never heard about it, the Moonlight Ramble is a gigantonormotacular nighttime bike ride fundraiser with 10,000+ riders in St. Louis. It will be during the night between the first Saturday/Sunday after school starts, August 29/30th so nobody can say they wont be here!

Will Bike for Food will be skirting the $30 general entrance fee by volunteering for the event! In fact, they'll even give us free t-shirts and free food for volunteering! And if we get 10 or more volunteers together (which should be no problem!) they'll even give Will Bike for Food, get this, a FRAMED, COMMEMORATIVE CERTIFICATE!!! H-O-L-Y M-O-L-Y.

For sign up, go to and fill out the form.
Since we're in a big group, you don't need to put too much time into the "Volunteer Experience" box.
Be sure to check off at least the following in the "Tell Us The Position/s For Which You're Most Skilled (check all that apply)" section:
  • Route Marshal
  • Set Up
And, most importantly!!!!!!!! copy & paste the following into the "Additional Information" section:
I am with the WashU Will Bike for Food group.
This is the only way the moonlight ramble people will know that we are a group since we're not filling out a formal group application because it'd be hard to get all the waivers in one location.

The bottom of your form should look like the attached screenshot!!!!!!!!!

Invite your friends, enemies, and mere acquaintances alike! oh and let me know if you're in.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

recent will bike adventures

local harvest...highly recommended

crowding in at Crown Candy...

Friday, July 17, 2009

local and delicious

In honor of the gorgeous weather this weekend, let's go biking. Will Bike for Food will be making our way to Local Harvest (, for some lunch-time eats. It is all local and fun and delicious, and a quick seven mile ride there.

Meet at the History Museum at noon tomorrow, and be hungry! Bring your bicycles and helmets (and a bag if you want to buy something from the local harvest grocery). Nom nom!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

candy and crowns

Time for another Wednesday night will bike for food! We're heading to Crown Candy kitchen in north St. Louis, a delicious and awesome place that has been around since 1913. Get hungry for some XL milkshakes...mmmm.

It's a quick 6.5 mile ride there, and we'll take our time getting back as to not upset our deliciously full bellies. Mobot or checking out the new sculpture park are also options for anyone who's interested afterward.

We're meeting at the history museum at 5:30 pm, and will be heading down Lindell from there. It will be on some bigger roads than usual, so wear a helmet if you have one. Bring some cash for dinner/milkshakes/candy as well.

Although there will be some biking going on the night before, don't let that keep you from coming out and enjoying some great stl food and riding.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

midsummer night

Sophia:it's amazing all of the things we accomplished in 5 hours
11:49 AM usually it seems like you would lose time biking places, having so many people, etc
11:52 AM me: true
we biked, lemonaded, marketed, friended, potlucked (pretty much), dined, hung out at mobot, met people, and listened to music
11:53 AM impressive
Sophia: exactly

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

schafly and market and mobot!

Time for another foodie ride! Here's the low-down on our adventure, which will start this evening at the history museum.

We will be departing at 5 pm for Schafly Bottleworks to hit up the Maplewood farmer's market. It's only open Wednesdays from 4-7 pm, and I've heard good things. After stocking up on some food (and drink?), we're going to trek to the Missouri Botanical Gardens in Tower Grove, where there are free jazz concerts on Wednesday nights. We'll cook some food there, and chow down on what we bought while picnicing in the gardens. When we've had our fill of food and music, we'll head back to the history museum (around 8:30 maybe). Total is only around 12 miles, but we can always detour a little (there's a new sculpture park downtown that is opening tonight).

Since actually preparing food involves a little coordination, we're asking you for a few things. Nothing too painful:
1. RSVP. Shoot me an email if you think you can come, so we can plan for how many people we'll have.
2. Bring $3 to cover costs. We might not need this, but this would be for condiments/plates/buns/
whatever we need to make this into an actual dinner.
3. Bring money to buy food, or some food for the picnic.
4. Bring a bag to carry food in.

So meet at the front of the history museum at 5 pm. If you can't get off of work or whatever that early, you are welcome to meet us along the way (just give me a call). The concert starts at 7:30 pm, so you could even come for that.

yum yum:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

da da da donuts!

--All that needs to be said as quoted by the authority on matters of the belly, Homer Simpson.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Will Bike for Food will set off on night bike at 10 pm leaving from the History Museum and is bound for The Donut House.
an 8 mile ride in each direction will certainly make you feel guilt free while lip smack attacking your sugar fried dough.

Saddle up and join us at 10 with bike lights and helmets!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Blues City Deli on THURSDAY night

Hey hey,

So it seems like Saturday morning might nor work for most people... Hangovers do suck, and 11am is quite early... ;) But you totally missed out! La Vallesana was by far the best (Americanized) Mexican food I've had in St. Louis! The burritos were truly great, and the ride itself was fantastic.

This week we will be going to Blues City Deli on THURSDAY night, leaving at 5:15 from the DUC. It's supposed to be a BOMB sandwich shop, with live jazz. It's only open at lunch, except for on Thursdays! As for the route, since it is 9 miles there, I'm going to have us take the Metrolink back. The total mileage will be around 11.

So again...

Restaurant: Blues City Deli
Date: Thursday, April 16
When: Meet at 5:00, Leave at 5:15
Where: Meet at the DUC on the Forsyth side

Route There
Route back to Civic Center

I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

La Vallesana on SATURDAY for lunch (4/11, 11AM)

Hello again bike-ies/foodies,

Last Friday we had our largest group yet (11 via bike and 2 via car) at Everest. We had our own little back room, and the food was great. If you weren't able to go, be sure to visit Everest soon. Remarkably, handling the check was easy too! Thanks everyone!

This week we will be doing something different. We'll be going to La Vallesana on Cherokee for Lunch on Saturday. This is mainly because the costumed Full Moon Fiasco ( is on Thursday night, and I don't want people to be too tired or biked-out for the food ride.

La Vallesana is supposed to be a fantastic Mexican restaurant. The ride will be longer (~17 miles), but we'll go at a slower pace. Don't worry about the distance! And for you to ponder: How could we ride our burrito-powered vehicles without occasionally eating burritos? Anyway......

Restaurant: La Vallesana (Yelp)
Time: 11AM at the DUC. Leave at 11:15. Back by 2-2:30pm.
Route there - 8.5 miles: Google1
Route Back - 8.5 miles: GoogleBack

That's all. I hope to see you all there! If you have any


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Everest (Nepalese) on April 3rd

Hello hello!

Last night, 5 of us biked through the Hill to and back on Southwest Ave. to get to Schlafly Bottleworks. 3 friends joined us by there by car. The food was great, and the beer even better. Our waitress was out of it, but everything else was perfect. I rode back with a gallon of beer strapped to my back (American Pale Ale and Cherry Cider), and am enjoying the APA right now.

Next Friday, April 3rd, we will be going to Everest Cafe for some Nepalese food. It's located in Forest Park Southeast and is supposed to be pretty great. The ride will be around 4.5 miles each way, and will be really flat. Please come and bring your friends! As normal, we will meet at the DUC on the Forsyth side at 5:00 and leave promptly at 5:15.


Route on Google Maps

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

3/27 Ride to Schlafly Bottleworks

Last week's initial ride to Sweetie Pie's on Manchester was great! 6 of us cruised on a beautiful evening, and enjoyed a whole boatload of great soul food. I had four sides (okra, sweet potatoes, corn, and mac & cheese), cornbread, and catfish. It was sooooo good.

Anyway, this week we will be going to Schlafly Bottleworks! I've always wanted to go there, and I figured this would be a good time. I would like to leave a tad earlier this time, meaning 5:15 leaving time.

Restaurant: Schlafly Bottleworks
When: Friday, 3/27. Meet at 5:00 and leave at 5:15.
Where: Meet in front of the DUC on the Forsyth side
Ride: 5-7 miles on the way there. We will ride through Clayton and Brentwood, then cut back to Schlafly. 3 miles on the way back.


Route (sorta):,+MO&daddr=S+Brentwood+Blvd+to:38.626661,-90.345726+to:1+Schlafly+Plz,+St+Louis,+MO+63143+(Schlafly+Bottleworks)&hl=en&geocode=%3BFYilTQIdZHed-g%3B%3BFQkyTQIdKuWd-iHQqr6-Y0UkMQ&mra=dpe&mrcr=0&mrsp=2&sz=13&via=1,2&sll=38.632696,-90.320148&sspn=0.060343,0.154324&ie=UTF8&z=13

Welcome to Will Bike For Food!

Howdy! This group is an informal "gathering" of students and others interested in biking to great restaurants in St. Louis. We get together in front of the Danforth University Center every Friday to ride around 10 miles round trip, with a great meal along the way. It's a great way to explore the great city of St. Louis, and break the WashU Bubble.

Feel free to comment and such on anything. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jay W at