St. Louis Recreational Cyclists
A bicycling group in the metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri area offering group rides at various ability levels.

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Road Closures

Bouquet Road CLOSURE for Bridge Replacement Project
Bouquet Road will be closed from Monday, May 14 through August 11, 2018 to replace the existing one-lane bridge on Bouquet Road located just north of Cremins Road. The bridge location is approximately 0.6 miles from the Melrose Road intersection and approximately 2.3 miles from the Old Manchester intersection,


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3rd Annual Kickapoo de Paris Century Bike Ride

July 29, 2018
Vermillion, IL
Raise money for a rails to trails project. Info


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 2 April Tue  RIDE CANCELLED - Rescheduled for Friday  Mueller Road Soccer Fields - Church Rd - Towerline Rd - Portage Des Sioux (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 10:00 a.m. (Note the starting time of 10:00 a.m. for the month of April) from the Mueller Road Soccer Fields for a flat ride to Portage Des Sioux. Directions: From I-270, take I-370 west into St. Charles County, right at Elm Street / New Town exit, north on New Town Road for 0.5 mile, right on Mueller Road for 0.4 mile to the soccer fields on the right. Options for 35, 36, 38, 40, 42, or 44 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398. Cue Sheet
If the ride from the Mueller Road Soccer Fields that is scheduled for 04-02-13 is cancelled due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled for Friday, 04-05-13.
 2 April Tue   Stacey Park Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Check in at 9.00 am for a 9:30 start. Don't miss this favorite bike ride. Meet at the Forest Park Visitors Center parking lot. Directions: The Visitors Center is just east of the History Museum off Lindell Blvd. Parking lot behind the yellow administration building with clock tower. This ride is approximately 27 miles. After riding around Forest Park, we will go through U City and eventually ride on the Olivette bicycle path to Stacey Park. Then it's on to Midland where we ride downhill to U City for lunch at one of many spots. Then home to Forest Park.(Shorter option omits ride around Forest Park). Coordinator: Claudia Spener, 314-862-7851.  Cue Sheet  4 April Thur  Columbia - Gall Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Quirin Rd - Millstadt - Cherry St or Cement Hollow Rd or Imbs Station Rd (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 10:00 a.m. from the MarketPlace in Columbia, Illinois. Directions: I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge, exit Columbia/Hwy 3 south for 1.9 miles, right at Edelweiss Drive (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 34, 40, or 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet If the ride from the Mueller Road Soccer Fields that is scheduled for 04-02-13 is cancelled due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled as listed below. If the ride from the Mueller Road Soccer Fields is held on 04-02-13, the rescheduled ride listed below for 04-05-13 will NOT be held. Check the website (http://www.stlrc.org/) to confirm.

 5 April Fri  (Rescheduled STLRC Club Ride) Mueller Road Soccer Fields – Church Rd – Towerline Rd – Portage Des Sioux (4Ab and 4Ac)
Special Note: Since this ride in St. Charles County does not have a ride permit from the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department, the maximum number of cyclists that are permitted on the ride is 24. Depart at 10:00 a.m. from the Mueller Road Soccer Fields for a flat ride to Portage Des Sioux. Directions: From I-270, take I-370 west into St. Charles County, right at Elm Street / New Town exit, north on New Town Road for 0.5 mile, right on Mueller Road for 0.4 mile to the soccer fields on the right. Options for 35, 36, 38, 40, 42, or 44 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398  Cue Sheet  8 April Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake for a mostly flat ride to New Town and beyond in St. Charles County. Directions: From I-270, exit at Dorsett Rd. West 1.5 miles to Marine Ave. Right (north) on Marine for about 1.3 miles to Sailboat Cove entrance. Options for 25 - 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Linda Borders, 638-532-4379. Cue Sheet  9 April Tue  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - New Melle - Schaper Rd - Wentzville (3Cb and 3Cc)
Depart at 10:00 a.m. from the Schnuck's parking lot at Lake St. Louis Blvd. and Hwy 40. Options for 33,36, 38, or 41 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Wentzville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  9 April Tue  Lafayette Park to Collinsville Culvers (3Aa)
Meet at Lafayette Park at 9:00 a.m. for 9:30 start. 40 miles for ambitious Turtles and Turbos on paved bike paths and flat terrain crossing into Illinois via the McKinley Bridge. Ride is an out and back, so those that want a shorter ride can turn back at any point and eat lunch at Lafayette Square. Directions: East on I-64 (Hwy 40) to Jefferson Ave exit, right (South) on Jefferson for 0.6 mi to Park Ave. Left (East) on Park Ave. for 0.4 mi to Mississippi Ave. Park on Mississippi near corner. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, 636-394-4115.  Cue Sheet  11 April Thur  Columbia - Levee Rd - KK Rd - Baum Rd - KK Rd - Waterloo - Gall Rd or Cherry St (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 10:00 a.m. from the MarketPlace in Columbia, Illinois. Directions: I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge, exit Columbia/Hwy 3 south for 1.9 miles, right at Edelweiss Drive (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 43, 47, 51, or 55 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  14 April Sun  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. and depart at 9:30 from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake for a mostly flat ride to New Town and beyond in St. Charles County. Directions: From I-270, exit at Dorsett Rd. West 1.5 miles to Marine Ave. Right (north) on Marine for about 1.3 miles to Sailboat Cove entrance. Options for 25 - 45 miles. Rest stop in New Town. Lunch at the Crooked Tree or along Main Street in St. Charles. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, 636-394-4115.  Cue Sheet  15 April Mon  RIDE CANCELLED  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake for a mostly flat ride to New Town and beyond in St. Charles County. Directions: From I-270, exit at Dorsett Rd. West 1.5 miles to Marine Ave. Right (north) on Marine for about 1.3 miles to Sailboat Cove entrance. Options for 25 - 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398. Cue Sheet  16 April Tue  St. Peters - O'Fallon - Old Monroe (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 10:00 a.m. from the commuter parking lot on the north side of I-70 at the St. Peters exit (exit #222). Options for 36, 38, 41, or 43 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Old Monroe. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet  16 April Tue  Mueller Road Soccer Fields-Portage Des Sioux (3Aa)
Depart at 10:00 a.m. from the Mueller Road Soccer Fields in St. Charles for a flat 35-mile round-trip to Portage Des Sioux. Directions: Take I-370 west into St. Charles County, exit at Elm Street/New Town, go north on New Town Rd. for 0.5 mile, right on Mueller Rd. for 0.4 mile to the soccer fields on right. Coordinator: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860 Cue Sheet  18 April Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Columbia - D Rd - Hill Castle Rd - Sand Rock Rd - Smithton - Cherry St or Coxeyville Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 10:00 a.m. from the MarketPlace in Columbia, Illinois. Directions: I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge, exit Columbia/Hwy 3 south for 1.9 miles, right at Veterans Parkway (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 44 or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet  18 April Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Windsor Crossing Church-Few Hills West County (3Cb)
Depart at 10:00 a.m. from the Windsor Crossing Church parking lot. Distance options: 21, 33, or 41 miles. Rest/Food Stop in St. Albans. Directions: I-64 west of I-270 about 9 miles. Take Long Road exit, right and back up over I-64, then right on Chesterfield Airport Rd., then left on Olive Street (@Phillips 66 station) which becomes N. Eatherton Rd. Drive about 2.7 miles and turn left at golf course sign. Where the road bends left in 0.3 miles, turn right into the second (east) church parking lot. Coordinator: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860. Cue Sheet  22 April Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake for a mostly flat ride to New Town and beyond in St. Charles County. Directions: From I-270, exit at Dorsett Rd. West 1.5 miles to Marine Ave. Right (north) on Marine for about 1.3 miles to Sailboat Cove entrance. Options for 25 - 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Linda Borders, 638-532-4379. Cue Sheet  23 April Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - Marais Becket Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Island Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 10:00 a.m. from the Lewis & Clark Boathouse in St. Charles for a flat ride to Portage Des Sioux. Directions: I-70 west into St. Charles County, exit 5th Street north for 0.2 mile, then right on Boone's Lick Road for 0.5 mile to the Boathouse parking area. Note there are no rest rooms available at the Boathouse parking area. Rest rooms are available at the Tourism Center which is located at the intersection of S. Riverside Drive and First Capitol Drive, approximately 0.5 mile from the Boathouse parking area. Options for 42 or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  23 April Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Turtles and Turbos Harbor to Harbor Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 10:00 start from the Lewis & Clark Boathouse Parking Lot for a 40 mile ride out to Hideaway Harbor Park. Ride can be modified for those that want a shorter distance. Directions: I-70 west into St. Charles County, exit 5th street north for 0.2 mile, then right on Boone's Lick Rd. for 0.5 mile to the Boathouse parking area. There are no rest rooms at the Boathouse parking area, but rest rooms are available at the Tourism Center 0.5 mile away. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, 636-394-4115.   Cue Sheet  25 April Thur  Columbia - Imbs Station Rd - Belleville - Boyd Rd - Zingg Rd - Cherry St or Cement Hollow Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 10:00 a.m. from the MarketPlace in Columbia, Illinois. Directions: I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge, exit Columbia/Hwy 3 south for 1.9 miles, right at Veterans Parkway (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 40 or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  25 April Thur  Kirkwood City Park - Grant's Trail - Jefferson Barracks (3Ba)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. and leave a 9:30 from the Kirkwood City Park/Community Center for a 25 mile ride to Jefferson Barracks via Grants Trail, Union Road , Weber road and the new trail at J.B. Park. Lunch at the Barn at Sappington Rd. and Grants Trail. Directions: I-270 to Manchester Road. East on Manchester for about 2 miles to Geyer Road, south on Geyer for 1/2 mile to Kirkwood Park/Community Center. Park behind the pool. Ride Coordinator: Mary Lou Kosta, 314-842-8927.  26 April Fri  RIDE CANCELLED  Windsor Crossing Church West County Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from Windsor Crossing Church east parking lot. Options for 20, 27, 32 or 37 miles. Replaces the standing Friday Monarch Levee Ride while the levee trail is closed at the Missouri River Bridge. Directions: From I-270, go west on I-64 (Hwy 40) 9.6 miles to the Long Rd. exit (exit #16). Take the Long Road exit, right and back up over I-64, then right on Chesterfield Airport Rd. for 1.8 miles to Olive Street Rd. (@ Phillips 66 station). Left on Olive Street Rd., which becomes N. Eatherton Rd., for 2.7 miles and turn left at the golf course sign. Where the road bends left in 0.3 miles, turn right into the second (east) church parking lot. Coordinator: Pat Cannon, 636-458-9565.  Cue Sheet  29 April Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake for a mostly flat ride to New Town and beyond in St. Charles County. Directions: From I-270, exit at Dorsett Rd. West 1.5 miles to Marine Ave. Right (north) on Marine for about 1.3 miles to Sailboat Cove entrance. Options for 25 - 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  30 April Tue  O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Lake St. Louis (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 10:00 a.m. from the O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park. Directions: From I-70 and Hwy M (Main Street) go north 0.5 miles on Hwy M (Main Street) to railroad crossing; left (west) on Civic Park Drive (first street north of railroad crossing); west 0.2 miles to park on the right. Options for 30, 38, 44, or 50 miles. Rest/Food Stop at Lake St. Louis. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  30 April Tue  Waterloo - Gilmore Lakes Loop (3Ba)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. for 9:00 start. Come and join us for approx. 30 mile ride with gently rolling hills (slightly longer options available). Directions: I-270 South over JB Bridge. Right on Ill Rt.3 about 9 miles past Columbia. Right on HH then left into Walmart parking lot. Extra cue sheets available. Remember this is an early start. Coordinator: Vicky McAmis, 636-399-2637  Cue Sheet
Updated: 04-29  08:25 pm  DCF