All About Cape: September 12-18, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

Jimmy Davis serenades the crowd at Ivers Square, the new name for the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo lawn, with his Americana Country Rock music at Tunes at Twilight this Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Check out hundreds of classic cards parked in historic downtown Cape Girardeau on Sunday’s 40th Annual River Tales Classic Car Show, this year with Pin-Ups for Cape joining in on the vintage fun from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

While the River Tales Classic is happening on Main Street, head over to Spanish Street for the World Wide Bike Show all day long.

Take the pretty drive out to Bollinger Mill this Sunday, September 17th at 2 p.m. for a free afternoon of toe-tapping bluegrass music.

Fall is on it’s way, and it’s a great time to bring your bike along with you on your visit to Cape Girardeau! The late, great Steve Gerard, a local cycling expert, shared one of his favorite routes with us in 2015:

“Bicycling in the Cape Girardeau area in about as good as it gets.  A cyclist can leave the center of the city and, within minutes, can be enjoying quiet, scenic, smooth country roads with varying terrain. One of our favorite routes is what cyclists refer to as the Trail of Tears Loop. The route begins in downtown Cape and travels North with a quick stop to enjoy the view from the Cape Rock overlook. From there, the route continues on North Missouri State Highway 177, a smooth road designated as part of the Mississippi River Bicycle Trail. Although it is a state highway, traffic is normally light to moderate and offers riders fantastic scenery on the way to Trail of Tears State Park. Once arriving, cyclists can enjoy several routes within the park with the Mississippi River viewing platform a “must see” destination. From there, cyclists then travel County Road V to the village of Oriole. From Oriole the route travels onto County Road Y and continues on County Road  621. Cyclists then enjoy a smooth and fast downhill run all the way back to the Cape Girardeau city limits along the very scenic La Croix Creek.”

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