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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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 04-12 06:45  DCF



  1 Apr Wed  Kirkwood Community Center - Grant's Trail Ride (2Aa and 3Aa)
Meet at 9:15 a.m. for a 9:30 start. Ride 20 or more easy miles to get back in the saddle. 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. No Cue Sheet required!   Coordinator: Faye Holdenried, 636-399-4604.   2 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   2 Apr Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  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. 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 Teneau, 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet   6 Apr Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa and 4Ab)
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: Larry Essmann, 636-394-4115.  Cue Sheet   7 Apr Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Mueller Road Soccer Fields - Church Rd - Towerline Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Seeburger Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Ride rescheduled for Friday, April 10th.   7 Apr Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Mueller Road Soccer Fields to Portage Des Sioux (3Ab)
Ride rescheduled for Friday, April 10th.   9 Apr Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  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 55 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet   9 Apr Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Columbia, IL to Old Valmeyer Loop (3Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. leave at 9:30 from the Market Place in Columbia, Illinois. Directions: I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge, exit Columbia/Hwy 3 south for 1.9 miles, right on Veterans Pkwy (@McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the Market Place. We will do a mostly flat loop of approximately 34 miles. Return for lunch in the Market Place. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet   9 Apr Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  West Alton (MO.) to Portage des Sioux, Short Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet 9:30 a.m., depart 10:00 from the parking lot at the Baseball Field on Hwy. 94 in West Alton, Mo. Ride is 20 miles long. If interested, ride can extend to 32 or 42 miles. Leader will ride just 20 miles. We’ll eat in West Alton at the “94 West Roadhouse” (very good pub food). Directions: Take Hwy 367 north. It becomes Hwy 67. Turn left (Hwy 94) at the stop light at The Pit Stop Gas Station (rest rooms). After left turn at stop light, continue main road through tunnel to the West Alton Baseball Parking lot on the left. No rest rooms at Ball Park. Coordinator: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet   10 Apr Fri  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   10 Apr Fri  Mueller Road Soccer Fields to Portage Des Sioux (3Ab)
Meet at 9:15 a.m. Depart at 9:45 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. Flat 37 mi ride with rest/food stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Darryl Fabick, 314-822-1183.   Cue Sheet   12 Apr Sun  The Kirkwood Ride (3Ab)
Meet at 9:30 a.m. for 10:00 departure from the Kirkwood Park?Community Center for a 30 mile ride through Kirkwood and Webster Groves, to JB Park for a rest stop then ride Grant's Trail back to Kirkwood. Stop for lunch along the trail or return to start point for lunch. Directions: I-270 to Manchester Road, east on Manchester for about 2 miles to Geyer Road. Go south on Geyer for 1.2 miles to Kirkwood Park/Community Center behind the pool. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet   13 Apr Mon  RIDE CANCELLED  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa and 4Ab)
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: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet   14 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   14 Apr Tue  Four Fenton Parks Leisure Ride (2Ba)
Meet at 9:15 a.m. for a 9:30 start. Ride mostly trails visiting Fenton, Minnie Ha Ha, George Winter and Unger Parks for 16 miles unless you choose to repeat any parks. Directions: At 270 and 44, go west on 44 over the Meramec River taking an immediate right onto Soccer Park. Right on Yarnell to Fenton Park entrance going right on Sweaney, then an immediate left onto parking lot by basketball courts. At Hwy 141 and I-44 go east on I-44 to Bowles Avenue exit. Continue straight on the South Outer Road. Take the Rudder Road exit. Left on Rudder. Right on Yarnell to Fenton Park. Coordinator: Faye Holdenried 636-399-4604.   Cue Sheet  14 Apr Tue  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.   16 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   16 Apr Thur  Windsor Crossing Church West County Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m., leave at 9:30 from the Crossing Church east parking lot. Directions: From I-270 go west on I-64 (Hwy 40) 9.6 miles to the Long Rd. exit (exit #16) Follow the ramp back over I-64, then turn right on Chesterfield Airport Rd. for 2.0 miles to Olive Street Road (new stop light). Left on Olive Street Rd, which becomes N. Eatherton Rd., for 2.7 miles. Turn left at the golf course sign. Where the road bends left in 0.3 mile, turn right into the second (east) church parking lot. No restrooms available at the start point. Options for 20, 27, 32 or 37 miles. Lunch in the Valley after the ride. Coordinators: Dotty Menetre, 314-628-9209 and Larry Essmann, 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet   16 Apr Thur   Mueller Road Soccer Fields - St. Peters (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m.depart at 9:30 from the Mueller Soccer Fields for a short, flat (26 mile) ride to St. Peters. Directions: From I-270, take MO. Hwy 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 Rd. for 0.4 mile to the soccer fields on the right. Rest/Food Stop in St. Peters. Coordinator: Billie Teneau 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet   20 Apr Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa and 4Ab)
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: Jim Cobb, 314-369-4101.  Cue Sheet   21 Apr Tue  MO Visitor Center (Dunn Rd & Riverview Blvd) - Old Chain of Rocks Bridge - MCT Trails - Collinsville (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. 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 31, 36, 45, or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop at the Culver's restaurant in Collinsville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet   21 Apr Tue  Kirkwood to JB Park, the long and short of it (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. for 9:00 departure from the Kirkwood Park/Community Center for the regular 30 mile or extended 40 mile ride through Kirkwood and Webster Groves, to JB Park for a rest stop then Grant’s Trail back to Kirkwood. Larry Essmann will lead the 30 mile loop and Pat Cannon will lead the extended 40 mile loop. Directions: 1-270 to Manchester Road, east on Manchester for about 2 miles to Geyer Road. Go south on Geyer for 1.2 miles to Kirkwood Park/Community Center behind the pool. Coordinators: Larry Essmann, 314-348-0388 and Pat Cannon, 314-795-3727.   Regular Cue Sheet   Extended Cue Sheet   23 Apr Thur  Columbia - Imbs Station 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 Edelweiss Drive (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 42 or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet   23 Apr Thur  Clifton Terrace to Grafton, Illinois. (3Aa)
A flat ride from Clifton Terrace to Grafton for 26 miles.(13 miles one way.) Meet at Clifton Terrace Parking lot on the River Road (5 miles north of Alton) at 9:00 a.m. for 9:30 start. Restrooms available. Lunch at the Loading Dock in Grafton; ice-cream for dessert in Elsah? Coordinator: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860   27 Apr Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Aa and 4Ab)
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: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet   28 Apr Tue  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   28 Apr Tue  Turbo’s Harbor to Harbor Ride (3Aa and 4Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m., leave at 9:30 from the Lewis and Clark Boathouse in St. Charles. Directions: I-70 west into St. Charles County, exit 5th Street north for 0.2 mile, then right on Boone’s Lick Road 0.5 to the Boathouse parking area. Note there are no rest rooms available at the Boathouse parking area. Rest rooms are available in the Tourism Center or the park approximately 0.5 mile from the parking area. This is a flat route, out and back, about 40 miles, which can easily be shortened. The group will decide where to eat on return to St. Charles. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet   30 Apr Thur  Columbia - Falling Springs - Imbs Station Rd - Eymann Rd - Millstadt - 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 41 or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue sheet   30 Apr Thur  Trinity Lutheran School to Portage Des Sioux (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. for a 9:30 start from Trinity Lutheran School parking lot at 4689 N. Hwy 94 for a flat 24 mi ride to Portage Des Sioux. Visit the "Lady of the Rivers" Shrine. Rest/food stop in Portage Des Sioux. Directions: From MO. Hwy 370 westbound, take Exit 7 to N. 3rd St. (Hwy 94). Take left at bottom of exit ramp. Trinity School is about one mile after Hwy. 94 does a sharp left at Hwy. H. Coordinator: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet