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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Wild Horse Creek Road CLOSURE for Bridge Replacement Project
Wild Horse Creek Road will be closed from today through October 29, 2018. There is a new bridge repair project that closes Wild Horse Creek Road two miles west of Centaur Road. Details at: Click Here


Special Rides


Covered Bridges of Parke County, Indiana

Oct 7-11
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STLRC End of Season Ride and Potluck

Tue, Oct 16
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St. Genevieve Two Day Ride

Oct 23-24
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Charity Rides


Pedal the Cause

Sept 30, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Raise money for cancer research.
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Mike Dailey Radtour

Sept 30, 2018
Columbia, IL
Support Bike Helmets for Kids.
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Ride Listings Below Last Updated: 06/23  8:20 pm  DCF


 3 June Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa)
Depart at 9:00 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.The ride coordinator has informed us that part of the Creve Coeur Lake Bike Path is flooded, and that the starting location for the 06-03-13 ride is therefore changed as indicated below.Departure time remains at 9:00 a.m.
Originally scheduled to depart from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake.
Revised departure location is the parking lot next to the Bike Path on the west side of the Missouri River.
Directions:
    West on Hwy 364 (Page Avenue Extension) to the first exit west of the Missouri River (exit #14 – Arena Parkway / Upper Bottom Road).
    Right (north) on Arena Parkway for one block to Hemsath Road.
    Right (east) on Hemsath Road (which becomes S. River Road) for approximately 0.4 miles to the entrance to the Bike Path
    parking lot on the right.
Also, be advised that the roads that we normally use to ride through the subdivision off Pralle Lane are closed due to the damage from the tornado on Friday. To avoid these closures, use S. River Road to Arena Parkway and then Arena Parkway into St. Charles.   Cue Sheet
 4 June Tue  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - New Melle - Wright City - Wentzville (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. (Note the new starting time of 9:00 a.m. for the month of June) from the Schnuck's parking lot at Lake St. Louis Blvd. and Hwy 40. Options for 36, 44 or 48 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Wentzville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  4 June Tue  O'Fallon Civic Park - "Dog Prairie" Ride (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. Leave at 9:30. 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. Leader plans to do 30 or 38 miles. Lunch after the ride at the Bread Company. Coordinator: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860. Cue Sheet  6 June Thur  Columbia-Falling Springs-Imbs Station Rd-Roachtown Rd-Millstadt-Cherry St or Cement Hollow Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:00 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 41 or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  6 June Thur  Here We Go Loop the Loo (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 9 a.m. in Tower Grove Park for a 9:30 ride. Ride loops thru beautiful city parks, neighborhoods, Maplewood, Clayton, and Forest Park before returning to Tower Grove Park. Some hills. Lunch at Hartford Coffee Co. 32 miles with a 25-mile option. Directions: I-44 or I-64 east to Kingshighway exit. South on Kingshighway past Magnolia Ave.to Tower Grove Park entrance on left. Leader: Claudia Spener 314-862-7851.  Cue Sheet  7 June Fri  Windsor Crossing Church West County Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Depart at 9:00 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: Dave Reiter, 314-406-2359.  Cue Sheet  10 June Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa)
Depart at 9:00 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  11 June Tue  O’Fallon, Missouri Civic Park – Lake St. Louis (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:00 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  12 June Wed  Columbia - Cahokia - East Carondelet - Columbia
9 AM departure from the Market Place in Coumbia. Coordinator: Jim Jeske 314-894-3575.  Cue Sheet  13 June Thur  Columbia-Gall Rd-Hanover Rd-Coxeyville Rd-Red Oak Dr-Robinson School Rd-Freeburg-Millstadt & Cherry St (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 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 47 or 49 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Freeburg. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  14 June Fri  Windsor Crossing Church West County Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Depart at 9:00 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: Dave Reiter, 314-406-2359.  Cue Sheet  17 June Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa)
Depart at 9:00 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  18 June Tue  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - Hwy 94 - Portage Des Sioux - Washeon Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:00 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 38, 43, or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  20 June Thur  Columbia-D Rd-Maeystown-Bushy Prairie Rd-Waterloo-Gall Rd or Centerville Rd or Cherry St (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:00 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, 46, 52, or 54 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  20 June Thur  Missouri Visitors Center to MCT Trails (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at the Missouri Visitor Center at 8:30 am for a 9:00 start. Ride across the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge and continue on Madison County roads to the MCT Nature or Schoolhouse trail near Horseshoe Lake. Mileage will depend on what assembled riders want to tackle but will max out around 44+ miles. Directions: I-270 North to last Missouri exit at Riverview Dr. Left (North) on Riverview for 0.1 mi to Dunn Rd. Left on Dunn Rd.(at Moto Mart) for 0.1 mi to Visitors Center parking lot on your left. Restrooms and coffee at Visitors Center. Ride Coordinator: Darryl Fabick, 314-822-1183.  Cue Sheet  21 June Fri  Dierberg’s (Taylor Road) – West County Ride (3Ba and 3Bb)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from Dierberg’s at Taylor Road. Options for 17, 22 or 31 miles. Replaces the standing Friday Monarch Levee Ride while the levee trail is closed at the Missouri River Bridge and Centaur Rd is closed for 3 months. Directions: From the intersection of Clarkson Road and Manchester Road in West County, go west on Manchester Road (which becomes Hwy 100) approximately 2.4 miles to the stop light for Taylor Road on the left (south); left on Taylor Road for one block and then left into the Dierberg’s Parking Lot. Coordinator: Dave Reiter, 314-406-2359.  Cue Sheet  24 June Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa)
Depart at 9:00 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  25 June Tue  MO Visitor Center (Dunn Rd & Riverview Blvd)–Old Chain of Rocks Bridge–MCT Trails–Collinsville (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. (yes, 8:00 a.m. due to the projected heat) from the Missouri Visitor Center (Dunn Rd & Riverview Blvd) for a mostly flat ride across the old Chain of Rocks Bridge and then the MCT Trails in Illinois. Directions: I-270 north to Riverview Blvd (exit #34), left (north) on Riverview Blvd for one block to Dunn Rd, left (west) on Dunn Rd for one block to the Missouri Visitor Center on the left. Options for 28 or 44 miles. Rest/Food Stop at the Culver’s restaurant in Collinsville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  25 June Tue  Turtles & Turbos Columbia - Valmeyer Loop (3Aa and 3Ab)
Sign in at 8:15 a.m. for an 8:30 start through the countryside of Columbia, IL. Ride 34 flat miles with longer/shorter options. Directions: I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge, exit Columbia /Hwy 3 south for 1.9 miles. Right at Edelwieiss Drive (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace Parking Lot. Coordinator: Faye Holdenried, 636-399-4604.   Cue Sheet - 34 mi   Cue Sheet - 26 mi  27 June Thur  Columbia - Imbs Station Rd - Belleville - Millstadt & Cherry St or Nollman Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. (yes, 8:00 a.m. due to the projected heat) 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 43 or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  27 June Thur  "The Classic Kirkwood Ride" (3Aa and 3Ab)
Depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Kirkwood Park/Community Center for the regular 30 mile ride through Kirkwood, Webster Groves, River Des Peres to South St. Louis, Casino Riverfront bike path, JB Park and Grant's Trail back to Kirkwood. Rest stop at shelter in JB Park with water and restrooms. Lunch in Kirkwood after the ride. Directions: I-270 to Manchester Road. East on Manchester for about 2 miles to Geyer Road. South on Geyer for 1.2 miles to Kirkwood Park/Community Center, park behind the pool. Coordinator: Darryl Fabick, 314-822-1183.  28 June Fri  Dierberg’s (Taylor Road) – West County Ride (3Ba and 3Bb)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. (yes, 8:00 a.m. due to the projected heat) from Dierberg’s at Taylor Road. Options for 17, 22 or 31 miles. Replaces the standing Friday Monarch Levee Ride while the levee trail is closed at the Missouri River Bridge and Centaur Rd is closed for 3 months. Directions: From the intersection of Clarkson Road and Manchester Road in West County, go west on Manchester Road (which becomes Hwy 100) approximately 2.4 miles to the stop light for Taylor Road on the left (south); left on Taylor Road for one block and then left into the Dierberg’s Parking Lot. Coordinator: Dave Reiter, 314-406-2359.  Cue Sheet