ride on! | Pedal the Cause presented a check for a record-breaking $5,003,916 to Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to fund new research. Since 2011, the cycling fundraiser has donated almost $46 million, funding 211 projects centered on cancer treatment, cures, early detection and prevention.

chill out!
Don’t miss the coolest event in the StL! The Loop Ice Carnival returns Jan. 20. The Delmar Loop transforms into a winter wonderland with ice-carving demonstrations, astounding ice sculptures, impressive fire performers and festive stilt walkers. For more information, visit universitycityloop.com.

The National Museum of Transportation is celebrating a big birthday next year. It will be turning 80, and to mark the anniversary, the museum is inviting the community to share a sentiment about its legacy while supporting its efforts through an $80 donation. For more information, visit tnmot.org/anniversary.

stl reads
Author Michael Vines, a St. Louis native, has published a new novel inspired by the life of his grandfather. Harry Gets Wise follows Harry Becker, a young shoemaker from Poland, as he settles in St. Louis in 1919 and begins a pursuit of the American dream, which is complicated by world events and his own personal experiences.

Arch Grants has awarded $1,875,000 in non-dilutive grants to its 2023 cohort. Each of the 22 members, will receive $75,000 plus access to resources. Since 2012, Arch Grants has awarded $16.4 million to help 250 early-stage businesses grow in St. Louis.

Congrats to St. Louis City SC captain, Roman Bürki! He was named goalkeeper of the year for Major League Soccer.

It’s not too late to join the St. Louis County Library’s Winter Reading Challenge. Now through Jan. 31, complete five activities and you’ll be entered in a prize raffle. Register and track your progress at slcl.org/winter-reading-challenge.