St. Louis Recreational Cyclists
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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 07-22  17:05   DCF



 2 July Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Columbia - Imbs Station Rd - Schwab Rd - Millstadt - Kropp Rd or Cement Hollow Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. Note New Ride Start Time! 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 40, 42, 46, or 48 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet  2 July Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Lewis & Clark Boat House - New Town - Return by Greenway Trail (2Ba)  RIDE CHANGED DUE TO FLOODING
Meet at 8:30 a.m., depart at 9:00 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 and Ann Stiern, 314-965-0212.   Cue Sheet   6 July Mon  Lewis & Clark Boathouse – New Town and Beyond (3Ab-3Ac)  RIDE CHANGED DUE TO FLOODING
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Lewis & Clark Boathouse in St. Charles for a flat ride in St. Charles County. 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 on the west side of Riverside Drive (between Jefferson Street and Monroe Street), approximately 0.6 miles from the Boathouse parking area. Options for 26 or 37 miles. Rest/Food Stop in New Town. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.  Cue Sheet  7 July Tue  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - New Melle - Schaper Rd - Wentzville (3Cb and 3Cc)
Depart at 8:00 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  7 July Tue  Tower Grove Park to Stacy Park (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. for a 9:00 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. Coordinator: Deedie Cote, 314-324-8763 (cell only, no text).   Cue Sheet  9 July Thur  Columbia - Gall Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Konarcik Rd - Robinson School Rd - Smithton - Hill Castle 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 48, 54, or 66 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet   9 July Thur  West Alton (MO.) to Portage des Sioux, Short Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet 8:30 a.m., depart 9:00 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. Coordinators: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860 and Tom Mitchell, 314-323-8124.   Cue Sheet   13 July 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   14 July Tue  Dierberg’s (Clarkson Rd & Clayton Rd) – Shepard Rd – Pond Rd – 6 Flags – St. Albans (4Db and 4Dc)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Dierberg’s parking lot at Clarkson Rd & Clayton Rd for a hilly ride in West County. Options for 45, 47, 48, or 50 miles. Rest/Food Stop in St. Albans. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet   14 July 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.   16 July Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Columbia - Cherry St - Millstadt - Freeburg - Smithton & Bohleysville Rd or Robinson School 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 49 or 53 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Freeburg. Coordinator: Jim Cobb, 314-369-4101.   Cue Sheet   16 July Thur  West Alton (MO.) to Portage des Sioux, Short Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet 8:00 a.m., depart 8:15 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. Coordinators: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860 and Ann Stiern, 314-965-0212.   Cue Sheet   16 July Thur  Kirkwood Park to Forest Park (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 8:15 a.m. for 8:30 departure from the Kirkwood Park/Community Center for an approximately 25 mile ride, mostly shady (more miles if you ride around the park) through Kirkwood and Maplewood, to Forest Park for a rest stop then back to Kirkwood. 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: Faye Holdenried, 636-399-4604.   Cue Sheet   19 July Sun  MCT Trails Ride (3Aa and 3Ba)
Meet at 8:00 a.m. for an 8:30 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: Larry Essmann, 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet - 2 pages  20 July 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  21 July Tue  O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Lake St. Louis (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:00 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   21 July Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  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  21 July 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  23 July Thur  Columbia - Levee Rd - Maeystown - Bushy Prairie Rd - Waterloo - Gall Rd or Centerville 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 43, 50, 56 or 58 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet  23 July Thur  St. Charles County & lunch at the St. Louis Yacht Club.(3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 8:15 a.m., depart at 8:30 from the Lewis & Clark Boat House. Ride (25-30 miles) includes flat roads and the Greenway Bike Paths with a special place for lunch - the St.Louis Yacht Club. Encourage reluctant riders to come enjoy this ride with us. 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. Coordinators: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860 and Ann Stiern, 314-965-0212.   Cue Sheet  27 July 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  28 July Tue  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - Foristell - Moscow Mills (4Cb and 4Cc).
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Schnuck's parking lot at Lake St. Louis Blvd. and Hwy 40 (I-64). Options for 43, 46, 53 or 56 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Moscow Mills. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet   28 July Tue  MCT Trails Ride (3Aa and 3Ba)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. for an 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 0.5 miles. Turn right on Freedom Drive, and then turn left onto United Drive (unmarked) at tee then 0.5 mi and 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.   Cue Sheet - 2 pages  30 July Thur  Millstadt - Freeburg - Pleasant Ridge Loop - Smithton (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:30 a.m. (note the later departure time of 8:30 a.m. due to the extra driving distance to the starting location) from the Millstadt City Park on Kalbfleisch Drive in Millstadt, Illinois. Directions: I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge, exit Columbia/Hwy 3 south for 4.3 miles, right exit up and over Hwy 3 onto Hwy 158 east for 7.1 miles (2 blocks past VFW Hall), left on Polk Street for 0.3 mile to the fourth street on the right (Kalbfleisch Drive), right on Kalbfleishch Drive for 0.2 mile to Millstadt City Park Parking Lot. Options for 30 or 44 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet   30 July Thur  Lewis & Clark Boat House - New Town - Return by Greenway Trail (2Ba)
Meet at 8:30 a.m., depart at 9:00 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 and Ann Stiern, 314-965-0212.   Cue Sheet