St. Louis Recreational Cyclists
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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 04-25  16:10   DCF



 1 Apr Tue  Mueller Road Soccer Fields - Church Rd - Towerline Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Seeburger Rd (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  1 Apr Tue  Mueller Road Soccer Fields - Portage Des Sioux - Smartt Airfield (3Aa and 3Ab)
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 34 or 44 miles (or even shorter if you want.) Rest stop at Portage Des Sioux or Smartt Field. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, 636-394-4115.  Cue Sheet  3 Apr Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Columbia - Gall Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Quirin Rd - Millstadt - Cherry St or Cement Hollow Rd or Imbs Station 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 Pkwy (@ 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  3 Apr Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Falling Springs Turbo and Turtle Style (3Ba and 3Bb)
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. Longer route lunches at Reinhardt's in Millstadt. Shorter route returns to Columbia for lunch. 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  7 Apr 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. Ride cancelled if raining or sleeting at ride start time. Coordinator will hike or walk in Creve Coeur Park if below 40° at ride start time. 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  8 Apr 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 and O'Fallon. 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  8 Apr Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  MCT Trails Ride (3Aa and 3Ba)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. for a 9:30 start from the Metro East Parks & Recreation Admin Building. Ride 30 - 40 miles on the outstanding MCT paved trail network. Directions: From I-255, take the Horseshoe Lake Road exit (exit #26). East on Horseshoe Lake Road for 0.6 miles. Turn right on United Drive, and then turn left into the Metro East Park and Recreation parking lot, directly behind Culver's restaurant. From I-70 east, exit at IL Route 157 (exit #11- Collinsville). North on Rt. 157 for 0.5 miles. Left on United Drive (the road just before Culver's), then a right into the Metro East Park and Recreation parking lot. Coordinator: Claudia Spener, 314-862-7851.  10 Apr Thur  Columbia - Levee Rd - KK Rd - Baum Rd - KK Rd - Waterloo - Gall Rd or Bohleysville Rd & Cherry St (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 Pkwy (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 43, 47, 51, or 56 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet  10 Apr Thur  Turtles & Turbos Columbia - Old Valmeyer Loop (3Aa and 3Ab)
Sign in at 9:15 a.m. for an 9:30 start through the river bottoms farmland 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  14 Apr 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. Ride cancelled if raining or sleeting at ride start time. Coordinator will hike or walk in Creve Coeur Park if below 40° at ride start time. 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, 636-532-4379.  Cue Sheet  15 Apr Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - New Melle - Schaper Rd - Wentzville (3Cb and 3Cc)
Depart at 9:30 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  15 Apr Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Lake St. Louis/Hiwy 40 - New Melle - Schaper Rd - Wentzville (3Ca and 3Cb)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Schnuck's parking lot at Lake St. Louis Blvd. and Hwy 40. A slower paced ride for turtles and turbos. Leader will do the 33 mile route. Options for 33, 36, 38 or 41 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Wentzville. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, 636-394-4115.   Cue Sheet  17 Apr Thur  Columbia - D Rd - Hill Castle Rd - Sand Rock Rd - Smithton - Cherry St or Coxeyville 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 Pkwy (@ 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 Apr Fri  Forest Park to Old Ferguson North County Ride (3Ba)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from south side of Denis and Judith Jones' Visitor Center in Forest Park. This 23-mile North County ride will include the full lengths of two paved bike paths: St. Vincent Greenway and Ted Jones' Greenway and parts of the Centennial Greenway. We will avoid high-traffic streets. Parts of St. Vincent Greenway, UMSL, and University City are hilly. We'll stop at the Whistle Stop (on S Florissant in Old Ferguson): restrooms, snacks, picnic tables. Directions: Park on the street or in the lots south of the Forest Park Visitor Center. Easiest access is from Lindell Boulevard. Coordinator: Rick Armstrong, 314-691-4613.   Cue Sheet  19 Apr Sat  Lewis & Clark Boat House - New Town - Return by Greenway Trail (2Ba)
Meet at 9:15 a.m., depart at 9:30 from the Lewis & Clark Boat House in St. Charles for an almost flat 16 mile ride to New Town. Ride to New Town through neighborhoods; return route follows the paved Greenway Bike Trail. We’ll eat at Hendrick’s in St. Charles. Directions: I-70 west into St. Charles County, exit 5th St. north for 0.2 mile, then right on Boone's Lick Rd. for 0.5 mile to Boat House parking area. Restrooms 0.5 mile away. Coordinators: Billie & Alan, 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet  21 Apr 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. Ride cancelled if raining at ride start time. 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, 636-532-4379.  Cue Sheet  22 Apr Tue  O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Lake St. Louis (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:30 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  22 Apr Tue  O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Lake St. Louis (3Ca and 3Cb)
Depart at 9:30 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. Leader will do 30 or 38 miles. . Coordinator: Larry Essmann, 636-394-4115.   Cue Sheet  24 Apr Thur  Columbia - Imbs Station Rd - Belleville - Boyd Rd - Zingg Rd - Cherry St or Cement Hollow 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 Pkwy (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 39 or 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet  24 Apr Thur  Eckert’s - Freeburg Ride (4Cb and 4Ca)
RIDE RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 25th  25 Apr Fri  Tower Grove Park to JB Park South City Ride (3Ba)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from Southwest Drive which is IN Tower Grove Park, near the Kingshighway entrance to the park. This 25-mile South City ride will include the full lengths of three paved bike paths: Christy Greenway, River Des Peres Greenway (rebuilt), and Mississippi River Greenway which connects River City Casino to JB Park. Tours of Carondelet Park and JB Park are included but optional. We will avoid the high-traffic city streets. Frequent small hills. Our stop for rest rooms and a snack (bring your food) will be in JB Park. Directions: From I-64 or I-44, take Kingshighway exit SOUTH. Just past Magnolia Street, turn left into park. Turn right onto one-way SouthwestDrive (no street signs), park. There are no restrooms near western end of Tower Grove Park. The rest rooms at the center of TGP will be open. Coordinator: Rick Armstrong, 314-691-4613.   Cue Sheet  25 Apr Fri  Eckert’s - Freeburg Ride (4Cb and 4Ca)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from Belleville Eckert’s Apple Orchard. From St. Louis take I-64 east 7 miles to I-255, then south 3 miles to Highway 15. Head east 12 miles and turn left into Eckert’s parking lot. Park in the parking lot to the far left. There are restrooms on the Eckert’s grounds, but none available for the first 33 miles of the ride. Distance of 41 miles. Coordinator: Anne Jesse, 314-757-6784.   Ride Map  Cue sheet  27 Apr Sun  Lewis & Clark Boat House - New Town - Return by Greenway Trail (2Ba)
Meet at 9:30 a.m., depart at 10:00 from the Lewis & Clark Boat House in St. Charles for an almost flat 16+ mile ride to New Town. Ride to New Town through neighborhoods; return route follows the paved Greenway Bike Trail. Directions: I-70 west into St. Charles County, exit 5th St. north for 0.2 mile, then right on Boone's Lick Rd. for 0.5 mile to Boat House parking area. Restrooms 0.5 mile away. Coordinator: Darryl Fabick, 314-822-1183.   Cue Sheet  28 Apr 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. Ride cancelled if raining at ride start time. 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, 636-532-4379.  Cue Sheet  29 Apr Tue  Creve Coeur Lake - Orchard Farm Rd - Rees Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Island Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake for a mostly flat 54-mile ride to Portage Des Sioux. 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. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet