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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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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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 05/08  10:10 pm  DCF


 2 May Thur  Columbia - D Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Quirin Rd - Millstadt - Cherry St or Cement Hollow Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. (Note the new starting time of 9:30 a.m. for the month of May) 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 35, 39, 41 or 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  2 May Thur  Falling Springs Ride Turbo and Turtle Style (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. for an 9:30 ride through Fallings Springs and onto Millstadt and back. 25 or 33 miles with rolling hills. 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 Parking Lot. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, 636-394-4115.  Cue Sheet  3 May 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: Note these new directions to avoid the 04-29-13 closure of the Long Rd. exit (exit #16) for approximately two weeks. From I-270, go west on I-64 (Hwy 40) 8.7 miles to the Boone’s Crossing exit (exit #17). At the end of the exit ramp, make a left at the traffic light and go back over I-64, then one block to Chesterfield Airport Rd. Right on Chesterfield Airport Rd. for 2.7 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.
20, 27, 32 or 37 Mile Cue Sheet   36 Mile Cue Sheet
 6 May 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  7 May Tue  Mueller Road Soccer Fields - Church Rd - Towerline Rd - Portage Des Sioux (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:30 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  7 May Tue  Mueller Soccer Fields to Portage Des Sioux (3Aa and 3Ab)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Mueller Road Soccer Fields in St. Chalres for a flat 35-mile round-trip to Portage des Sioux. Eats available in Portage or at end of ride. Directions: Take I-370 west into St. Charles County, exit at Elm Street/New Town, go north on New Town Rd. for 0.5 miles, right on Mueller Rd. for 0.4 mile to the soccer fields on right. Coordinator: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860. Cue sheets will be provided.  8 May Wed  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: Dave Reiter, 314-406-2359.  Cue Sheet  9 May Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Columbia - Centerville Rd - Birkner Rd - Waterloo - Gall Rd (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:30 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 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  9 May Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Harbor to Harbor Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. for a 9:30 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  10 May Fri  RIDE CANCELLED  Windsor Crossing Church West County Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Due To The Weather Forecast for Friday, Ride Has Been Rescheduled for Wednesday, May 8th  13 May 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  14 May Tue  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - Meinershagen Rd - Wright City - Wentzville (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Schnuck's parking lot at Lake St. Louis Blvd. and Hwy 40. Options for 32, 37, 42 or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Wentzville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  14 May 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: Larry Essmann, 636-394-4115. Cue Sheet  15 May Wed  Waterloo-Millstadt Loop (3Ba)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. for 9:30 start, Come and join us for approx. 31 mile ride with gently rolling hills (10 mile longer option 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. Coordinator: Faye Holdenried, 636-399-4604.  Cue Sheet 15-16 May Wed/Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  St. Genevieve 2 Day Ride (5Ab)
Ride Cancelled due to flooding at the Modoc Ferry landing.  16 May Thur  Columbia - Gall Rd – Waterloo – Goeddletown Rd – Smithton (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:30 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 45 or 48 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  17 May Fri  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: Dave Reiter, 314-406-2359.  Cue Sheet  20 May 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: Linda Borders, 638-532-4379. Cue Sheet  21 May Tue  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - St. Peters - O'Fallon - St. Peters (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Lewis & Clark Boathouse in St. Charles for a flat ride to St. Peters. 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 30, 38, 41, or 49 miles. Rest/Food Stop in St. Peters. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  21 May Tue  Tower Grove Park to Stacy Park (3Aa)
Meet at 9:00am for a 9:30 start at the Kingshighway entrance to Tower Grove Park. Ride is mostly flat thru TGP, Forest Park and historic neighborhoods to Stacy Park. Return thru Dogtown and The Hill with lunch at Milo's Tavern & Bocce Club on The Hill. Approx. 26 miles. Directions: Take I-44 or I-64 east to Kingshighway exit. South on Kingshighway to Tower Grove Park and entrance on your left. Ride leader: Claudia Spener, 314-862-7851.   Cue Sheet  23 May Thur  Columbia - Cement Hollow Rd - Cloverleaf Rd - Belleville - Millstadt & Cherry St or Nollman Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:30 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 46 or 49 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  23 May Thur  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  24 May Fri  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: Dave Reiter, 314-406-2359.  Cue Sheet  27 May 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  28 May Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Dierberg's (Clarkson Rd & Clayton Rd) - Clayton Rd - Woods Rd - Melrose Rd - 6 Flags - St. Albans (4Db and 4Dc)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Dierberg's parking lot at Clarkson Rd & Clayton Rd for a hilly ride in West County. Options for 43, 44, or 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in St. Albans. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  28 May Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Mueller Road Soccer Fields-Portage Des Sioux (3Aa)
Depart at 9:30 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  30 May Thur  Waterloo - Konarcik Rd - Hecker - Nike Rd - Beck Rd - Red Bud - Sportsman Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Wal-Mart parking lot in Waterloo, Illinois for a 47-mile ride to Red Bud, Illinois. Directions: I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge, exit Columbia/Hwy 3 south for 9.5 miles, right at Hwy HH for 0.1 mile, left into the Wal-Mart parking lot. Rest/Food Stop in Red Bud, Illinois. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  30 May Thur  Windsor Crossing Church-Few Hills West County (3Cb)
Depart at 9:30 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: Darryl Fabick, 314-822-1183.  Cue Sheet  31 May Fri  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: Dave Reiter, 314-406-2359.  Cue Sheet