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Do you remember what it’s like to be on a real vacation? A place where someone else has all of the responsibility for your comfort? Wouldn’t it be nice if, after a long ride, you didn’t have to worry about the hassles of camping, such as searching for a good spot, finding and lugging your bags and gear, pitching your tent, or setting up canopies and chairs? Padre’s provides first-class service that does all of that for you and more. All you have to do is Cycle Inn!

Padre’s is limited to 100 riders. This ensures a more personalized appeal, so you won’t just feel like a number when you are in camp. It can be nice to see a familiar face at the end of a day, after riding among thousands of riders, to share a story, or even forge a new friendship. Our group’s size also allows us to be more selective of our campsites; we fit where some larger groups may not, such as at a small school, park, or ball field. And those spots are often in just the right location of town.


Camping and Baggage Service:

  • Reserved camping at a site pre-selected by Padre’s, in advance, close to shuttle stops, activities, showers, and other activities, Saturday night through the next Saturday morning.
  • Baggage transport directly to and from your tent each day, keeping your gear out of the weather – no searching for or dragging your bags to your tent – we do that for you.
  • High-quality tents, provided and set up and taken down for you daily.
  • Twin-size mattresses inflated for each camper, measuring 75″ x 39″ x 8.75″ (please bring your own sheet, blanket, and/or pillow).
  • Comfortable chairs to relax in.
  • Padre’s Zone, a shaded area to relax, with cooling fans, snacks, and cold beverages.
  • In-camp concierge center with a host available to help with information about events, shuttles, food, entertainment, and directions.
  • Electronic device charging stations to keep phones, computers, lights or other devices charged up daily.
  • Hot coffee, fresh ice water, and Gatorade each morning.
  • Bicycle tire pumps.
  • Bicycle maintenance stand and tools available, in case you need to clean or adjust your bike.
  • Bicycle racks so that you don’t have to lay your bike on the ground or lean them.
  • Porta-potties on site, and a hand wash station, reserved for Padre’s customers only.
  • Hot showers conveniently located.
  • Clean, environmentally friendly, disposable bath towels daily, which can double as your bike rag or doormat.
  • Maps, directions, and arrows to help you navigate into and out of each campsite.
  • Friendly, helpful staff at your service!

Bus and Bike Transportation:

  • Round-trip transportation with your gear, from St. Louis to the start town, and from the end town back to St. Louis.
  • We transport your bike with no need to box it up or fully disassemble it.
  • Ride in style, in an air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • A dedicated onboard tour guide to answer questions about the event.
  • Free lunch is included on the way to the start town.
  • In-route movies.
  • Rest stops along the way to stretch your legs or get some fresh air.



3232 Bentwater Place
St Charles, MO  63301
Phone: 314-644-4440



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