ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – As temperatures went up across the St. Louis metro over the Labor Day weekend, so did the number of people spending time in the sun. Cyclists peddled their way through the rough temperatures at the Gateway Cup. The 30-year-old event draws in nearly 10,000 people per day. 700 professional and amateur riders from across the world signed up to participate. Organizer Mike Weiss says cyclists are riding through 4 St. Louis neighborhoods to help generate revenue for local businesses Sunday’s race rolled through The Hill.
"These guys are used to the heat but it`s definitely not awesome. We`re careful we have first aid and the St. Louis Fire Department in case people overheat. We really drive a lot of business to main street we go to the St. Louis neighborhoods and make their merchants have a great day financially.' said Weiss
People also spent time at the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens and got their fill at the Greek Festival in the Central West End. Temperatures are expected to reach the 90's with a near 100 degree feel. No matter what you plan to do the fun-filled holiday can be enjoyed by everyone.