MCT Trail Safety and Courtesy

MCT Trails GooseChase Trail Critters Challenge: May 1 – May 31

MCT is bringing back trailgoers’ favorite interactive app with a new spin to celebrate National Bike Month. The “MCT Trails GooseChase Trail Critters Challenge” begins May 1 and lasts until May 31. The Challenge contains missions for all ages, making this a perfect family-friendly Bike Month activity!

  1. Download the free GooseChase app and search for the “MCT Trails GooseChase Trail Critters Challenge” or the game code “LP9V8L,” and join the game as a guest or create a free account.
  2. Get your hands on an MCT Trails “Trail Critters Adventure Book” (you’ll need one to complete missions). Find a list of where you can grab one below.
  3. Complete all of the Critter Challenge missions correctly by 8 p.m. on May 31 to be entered to win a variety of prizes! (Missions go live at 8 a.m. on May 1 and you have the whole month to complete them.)
Grab your phone and Trail Critters Adventure Book and hit the Trails!
New this year, MCT is releasing a limited number of MCT Trails Trail Critter Adventure Books. These are small booklets with fun activities for all ages centered around the new “Trail Critters” art collection on the Trails. Pick one up at any of the following locations while supplies last, or email to request one!
  • Collinsville Library
  • Verona Coffee Shop, Collinsville
  • Old Herald Brewery, Collinsville
  • MEPRD Trailhead, Collinsville
  • The Cyclery, Edwardsville
  • The Bike Factory, Edwardsville
  • Runwell, Edwardsville
  • Pedego, Edwardsville
  • First to the Finish, Edwardsville
  • Edwardsville Library
  • Goshen Coffee Shop, Edwardsville
  • Sacred Grounds, Edwardsville
  • The Chef's Shoppe, Edwardsville
  • West End Service Station, Edwardsville
  • Covered Bridge Bike Rental, Glen Carbon
  • Glen Carbon Centennial Library
  • Annie's Frozen Custard, Glen Carbon
  • Hayner Library Downtown, Alton
  • Post Commons, Alton
  • Germania Brew Haus, Alton
  • Maeva's Coffee, Alton
  • National Great Rivers Museum, Alton
  • Alton Visitor's Center, Alton
  • Steel City Cheesecake, Granite City
  • MCT Admin Building, Pontoon Beach
  • Granite City Library Johnson Road Branch, Granite City

Events on the MCT Trails during National Bike Month

Family-friendly afternoons of exploring different areas of the trails with treats, giveaways, and MCT Trails staff on hand to answer questions. Bring your own bike, scooter, or walking shoes and find the event near you!

  • Trail Adventures After School
  • MCT Leclaire Park & Ride
  • 451 S. Buchanan St.
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • National Ride a Bike Day
  • Trail Adventures After School
  • Drost Park
  • 313 N. Parkview St.
  • Maryville, IL
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Bike to Work Week
  • REC Fest – Recreation and Safety Festival
  • National Great Rivers Museum
  • 1 Locks & Damn Way
  • Alton, IL
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Trail Adventures After School
  • Metro East Park & Recreation District (MEPRD)
  • 104 United Dr.
  • Collinsville, IL
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • End of Bike Month Celebration & Helmet Giveaway co-hosted with Jarvis Township
  • Celebrate National Bike Month by taking a walk, ride, or roll from Tri-Township Park to the MCT Silver Creek Trail. Jarvis Township will be fitting and providing helmets to children during the celebration!
  • Tri-Township Park; Pavilion 10
  • 410 Wickliffe St.
  • Troy, IL
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.