St. Louis is a great option if you prefer spending your free time in the saddle. There are a number of local bike shops, such as Mike’s Bikes just three blocks away from the medical campus. Every month, a group of ragtag cyclists gets together for a nighttime ghost ride (Google it!) as well. If you enjoy riding roads, there are a number of trails along the Mississippi and further out from the city. If you’re like me, and have been a little lazy about scouting out good roads, Forest Park is always a great option, with a nice-six mile loop and with lovely Art Hill for interval training.