The Giro Della Montagna – the third stop of the Gateway Cup!
The Hill boasts the finest Italian restaurants anywhere. It is the boyhood home of such baseball legends as Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola. It is a neighborhood that acts as a model for community as generations of families continue to maintain their residence creating a close-knit feel. The neighborhood was settled by Italian immigrants starting in the late 19th Century. The anchor for the community continues to be St. Ambrose Catholic Church, the Start/Finish site for today’s race. The Italian heritage continues to thrive with the Hill’s variety of Italian restaurants, bakeries, taverns, groceries, community organizations, and social clubs.
Trailnet will once again be hosting one of their most popular recreational rides around St. Louis City. Be a participant and take part in the Trailnet Giro della Montagna Ride and finish the day watching St. Louis’ best criterium bike race.
The Giro della Montagna began in 1986 and was the brainchild of life-time Hill resident, Joe Torrisi. With the help of the St. Louis Cyclones the event took a few years to gain some momentum. It was held over the Fourth of July weekend to draw additional racers who were in town for the VP Fair cycling races which were being held downtown the same weekend. The Giro became the cornerstone of the Gateway Cup in 1998 and more recently has been coordinated by the events group from Big Shark Bicycle Company. The Hill is pleased to continue this great relationship and is looking forward to many more years of Giro, Giro, Giro!