If it's Labor Day weekend (and it is), that means professional cyclists are competing for the Gateway Cup (and they will be). The Staenberg Gateway Cup features cyclists whizzing through four St. Louis neighborhoods across four days (Friday through Sunday, September 2 to 5). The opening race is the Tour de Lafayette, the only nighttime criterium in the series. The course requires the riders to navigate four 90-degree turns around Lafayette Square (Park and Mississippi avenues; www.gatewaycup.com). Keep in mind that when the men's and women's pro divisions are doing that, there will be as many as 150 racers trying to take those turns at speed. Juniors division racing starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, with the pros starting at 8:15 p.m. (women) and 9:15 p.m. (men). Saturday's race is the Tour de Francis Park, Sunday's is the Giro Della Montagna on the Hill, and the final race is the Benton Park Classic. Admission is free for spectators.
Price: free for spectators