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: 08-25  13:40   DCF



  3 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. Note New Ride Start Time! 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  4 Aug Tue  Mueller Road Soccer Fields - Church Rd - Towerline Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Seeburger Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 8:00 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 43 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet  4 Aug Tue  Mueller Road Soccer Fields - Church Rd - Towerline Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Seeburger Rd (3Aa and 3Ab)
Depart at 8:30 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 43 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Deedie Cote, 314-324-8763 (cell only, no text).   Cue Sheet  6 Aug Thur  RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO GENE TROST MEMORIAL SERVICE  Columbia - Cement Hollow Rd - Cloverleaf Rd - Belleville - Millstadt & Cherry St or Nollman Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:00 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 Pkwy (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 46 or 48 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet  6 Aug Thur  RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO GENE TROST MEMORIAL SERVICE  Trinity Lutheran School to Portage Des Sioux (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 8:00 a.m. for a 8:15 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  6 Aug Thur  Gene Trost Wanted a Very Simple Burial. There will be no visitation and no Mass. There will only be a grave side service on Thursday 8/6. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, 6901 Mackenzie Road, St. Louis, MO 63123.
Link to Cemetery Directions
Those attending will meet at the administration building at 11:00 AM and drive in a caravan to the grave site. Laure (Gene's daughter) emphasized that Gene wanted a very simple ceremony and it will be short.
If you want to send Laure a card or note:
Laure Schmidt
333 Meadowlake Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304
Laure told me that she appreciated that so many people came to visit with Gene. She said the staff at the hospice unit said they have never seen anyone have so many visitors.

Submitted by Larry Essmann.
  10 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 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: Pat Cannon, 314-795-3727.  Cue Sheet   11 Aug Tue  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - St. Peters - O'Fallon - St. Peters (4Ab-4Ac)
Depart at 8:00 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  11 Aug Tue  MCT Trails Ride (3Aa and 3Ba)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. for a 9:00 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.   13 Aug Thur  Waterloo - Country Club Ln - Kaskaskia Rd - MM Rd - Ames Rd - Faust Rd - Red Bud - J Rd & Hwy 156 (4Cb and 4Cc) Depart at 8:30 a.m. (note the later depart time of 8:30 a.m. due to the extra driving distance to the starting location) from the Wal-Mart parking lot in Waterloo, Illinois for a 48-mile ride to Red Bud, Illinois (shorter option for 41 miles is available, but travels 2.5 miles on Hwy 3). 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. Or, if you desire to ride an extra 20 miles, depart at 7:30 a.m. from the MarketPlace in Columbia, Illinois and ride 10 miles to the Wal-Mart parking lot in Waterloo before the start of the ride and then ride 10 miles from Waterloo back to the MarketPlace in Columbia after the ride. Directions to the MarketPlace in Columbia: 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 48 miles from Waterloo, or 60 or 67 miles from Columbia. Rest/Food Stop in Red Bud, Illinois. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet   13 Aug Thur  Faye's Waterloo Route (3Bb)
Meet at 8:00 a.m. leave at 8:15 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 an approximately 31 mile route, with no big hills, to Waterloo. Coordinator: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet  17 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 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  17 Aug Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., depart at 8:30 from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Park. Ride will be 17 flat miles with an opportunity to pedal up a couple of medium C.C. Park hills. Route features nice sections of shade. Cancel, if raining at 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. Ride coordinators: Billie and Alan, 314-291-7860 No cue sheet needed.  18 Aug Tue  St. Peters - O'Fallon - Old Monroe (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the commuter parking lot on the north side of I-70 at the St. Peters exit (exit #222). Options for 36, 41, or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Old Monroe. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet  18 Aug Tue  Kirkwood to JB Park, the long and short of it (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 8:00 a.m. for 8:30 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   20 Aug Thur  Columbia - Centerville Rd - Smithton - Freeburg - Millstadt - Nollman Rd or Saeger Rd (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 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 Pkwy (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 37, 40, 47, 48, or 50 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet   20 Aug Thur  Windsor Crossing Church West County Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., leave at 8:30 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  23 Aug Sun  MO Visitor Center (Dunn Rd and Riverview Blvd)-Old Chain of Rocks Bridge-MCT Trails-Collnsville (3Ab and 4Ac)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. Leave at 9:30 From the Missouri Visitor Center (Dunn Road & Riverview Blvd) for a mostly flat ride across the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge and 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) for one block to the Missouri Visitor Center on the left. Coordinator plans to do the 31 mile route, but there are options for 32, 45 or 46 miles. Rest/food stop at the Culver’s in Collinsville. Weather is forecast to be cooler, but a good chance of rain. Ride will be canceled if raining. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet - Two Pages  24 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 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  24 Aug Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., depart at 8:30 from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Park. Ride will be 17 flat miles with an opportunity to pedal up a couple of medium C.C. Park hills. Route features nice sections of shade. Cancel, if raining at 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. Ride coordinators: Billie and Alan, 314-291-7860 No cue sheet needed.  25 Aug Tue  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - Hwy H - Portage Des Sioux - Grafton Ferry Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 8:00 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   25 Aug Tue  O'Fallon, MO. Civic Park (To Dog Prairie Area) (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet 8:00 a.m., depart 8:30 from the O’Fallon Mo Civic Park. (Rest rooms near park.) This 27-mile ride includes no really big hills, just a pleasant ride on familiar roads. Rest stop at Dog Prairie (St. Paul) with lunch at an O'Fallon restaurant after the ride. Directions: From I-70 and Hwy M (Main Street) go north 0.5 miles on Hwy M (Main St.) to railroad crossing; turn left (west) on Civic Park Drive (first street north of railroad crossing), west 0.2 miles to park on the right. Coordinator: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet  27 Aug Thur  Columbia - Cherry St - Concordia Church Rd - Boyd Rd - Smithton - Knab Rd & Gall Rd or Hill Castle Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:00 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 Pkwy (@ 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  27 Aug Thur  Lewis & Clark Boat House - New Town - Return by Greenway Trail (2Ba)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., depart at 8:15 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. Coordinator: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet  29 Aug Sat  Stacy Park to Tower Grove Park's Festival of Nations (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 9:30 a.m.for a 10:00 start from Stacy Park in Olivette for a leisurely ride to Tower Grove Park for the annual Festival of Nations. Lunch will be your choice of the wonderful international cuisine offered at the festival's many food booths. A 27-mile mostly flat ride that includes the Forest Park bike path. Directions: From I-170: West on Olive 1.5 mi to Old Bonhomme. Left on Bonhomme approx. 1/4 mi to Stacy Park on your right. Coordinator: Claudia Spener, 314-862-7851 or 636-497-2563. Please RSVP if you are coming. For more info on the festival Click Here    Cue Sheet 30 Aug Sun - 3 Sept Thur  Xenia Ohio Bicycle Trip
Motel reservations will be needed. Bicycle in the Xenia, Ohio area. Xenia, Ohio is the hub for numerous rails to trails bicycle paths. Country riding is also available. Susan Feldman has compiled many possible rides for us using trails and roads. Riding exclusively on the bicycle paths is also an option. A variety of rides are offered: short, long, hilly, flat, bike paths, country roads. Something for everyone. Cyclists provide their own transportation and stay in the same Ramada Inn the whole trip. Cue sheets and trail maps will be provided. We will meet briefly each day before dinner to discuss possible rides the following day. If you are interested click on the attachments:
Coordinator: Faye Holdenried, 636-399-4604.
For Xenia trip info click here
For Xenia area sightseeing click here
For Xenia area restaurants click here
 31 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 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  31 Aug Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., depart at 8:30 from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Park. Ride will be 17 flat miles with an opportunity to pedal up a couple of medium C.C. Park hills. Route features nice sections of shade. Cancel, if raining at 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. Ride coordinators: Billie and Alan, 314-291-7860 No cue sheet needed.