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    St. Louis River Front and Chain of Rocks Trails - safe?

    Is it just me or are these trails somewhat sketchy places to ride? Today I rode from Alton's riverfront, down to the Arch on the aforementioned trails. There were a few places on the Riverfront Trail that seemed kind of secluded and not in the best areas. I've heard the parking lots at the Chain of Rocks Bridge aren't a good place to leave a car. I didn't see many other riders. I was wondering if people avoided these areas for a reason.
    On the way back I crossed the McKinley Bridge and rode up Hwy 3 back to the trails on the Illinois side of the river. I felt safer dodging traffic than riding thru the industrial areas on the Missouri side.
    Am I imagining things, or was my intuition trying to tell me something?

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    I've ridden the trail a few times and never felt unsafe. I always park downtown and ride to the bridge and back. The trail passes through some industrial areas but I don't think its sketchy or unsafe.

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    By bridge, do you mean Chain of Rocks or the McKinley Bridge?

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    Sorry. I ride from downtown to the Chain of Rocks and back.

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    I rode from downtown to the Chain of Rocks last weekend. Lots more bikers. Guess it's safe.

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