About Gateway East Trails (GET)
Gateway East Trails (formerly known as Ridge Prairie Trailhead
Initiative (RPTI)) is 501(c)3 non-profit bicycle and
pedestrian advocacy organization whose mission is: To connect
Gateway East communities with trails and routes while promoting
safe and healthy recreation and travel.
Where does the money go?
Proceeds for the Tour de Stooges go to promote cycling in the St. Louis area, in particular to support activities of GET. Our goals include:
- Trail development in and around Lebanon, IL
- Supporting bicycling and pedestrian projects in St Clair and surrounding counties.
Trails Under Development or Consideration
This shorttrail will take riders safely to the east of Lebanon along what was formerly known as Korte Sewald Rd. The Lebanon Toenship Trustees have designated the trail to go from the east end of McAllister St in Lebanon to Oak Grove School Rd south of Lebanon From there riders can continue east, north and south as far as rolling lightly traveled country roads can take them. This trail is expected to break ground in early 2017.
This one mile trail is about 50% funded and will take riders safely to the west along the former Lebanon/St Louis Trolley route from Belleville St to Reider Rd. From there riders can go north or south on country roads to get to desitinations such as Scott Air Force Base, O'Fallon, Belleville, Edwardsville and even St Louis on connector roads and trails.