St. Louis Recreational Cyclists
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Wild Horse Creek Road CLOSURE for Bridge Replacement Project
Wild Horse Creek Road will be closed from today through October 29, 2018. There is a new bridge repair project that closes Wild Horse Creek Road two miles west of Centaur Road. Details at: Click Here


Special Rides


Covered Bridges of Parke County, Indiana

Oct 7-11
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STLRC End of Season Ride and Potluck

Tue, Oct 16
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St. Genevieve Two Day Ride

Oct 23-24
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Charity Rides


Pedal the Cause

Sept 30, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Raise money for cancer research.
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Mike Dailey Radtour

Sept 30, 2018
Columbia, IL
Support Bike Helmets for Kids.
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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 10-28  09:00   DCF



  1 Oct Thur  Columbia - Gall Rd - Waterloo - Goeddleton Rd - Smithton - Cherry St or Coxeyville Rd & Gall Rd (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. (note the new depart time of 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 45 or 49 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet   1 Oct 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 (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 Rd 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   2 Oct Fri  Mueller Road Soccer Fields - Three Ferries Ride (3Ba, 3Bb and 3Bc).
Meet at 9:00 a.m. for a 9:30 start as the ferry opens at 10:00 a.m. With the Grafton Ferry back in business on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we can finally schedule the ever popular "Three Ferries Ride". This ride (33 or 41 miles) is for all riders regardless of your bike speed. Two ride coordinators to insure no one gets lost or left behind. If your not familiar with this ride, we ride from the soccer fields to the Grafton Ferry near Smartt Field. Cross the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to Grafton. Pedal up the River Road or bike path to the free Brussels Ferry. Cross the Illinois River to Calhoun County and ride country roads (some hilly) to the Golden Eagle Ferry for a trip back across the Mississippi and a short ride back to the soccer fields. Please remember to bring extra money ($8.00) for the Grafton and Golden Eagle Ferries that each charge $4.00 per bike. 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 Road for 0.4 mile to the soccer fields on the right. Coordinators: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398 and Darryl Fabick, 314-822-1183.   Cue Sheet   5 Oct Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. (Note new 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: Jim Cobb,314-369-4101.  Cue Sheet  5 Oct Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 9:00 a.m., depart at 9:30 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. 5-9 Oct Mon/Fri  Covered Bridges of Parke County, Indiana (3Cb to 4Cb)
Parke County, Indiana, boasts - count them - 31 covered bridges! We will see how many we can find during four days of riding. From Rockville, Indiana, there are five signed routes of between 25 and 35 miles, each passing by four to nine covered bridges. Click Here For Map I have combined some routes together to create three routes of 37, 49 and 54 miles. Keep in mind that bridges tend to span creeks, so it's usually a descent to the bridge and a climb up from it. These are NOT flat rides!  We will stay at the Parke Bridge Motel (765-569-3525). Motel Info. Ride loops each day, following the handy-dandy colored signs along the way. (We can pick up maps at the Visitor's Center also.) Turkey Run State Park is just ten miles away. It's a fun place to hike and play and the restaurant in the lodge is fantastic! Jim and I will get there Monday afternoon and check out on Friday morning. But each person is welcome to arrive whenever it's convenient (transportation to/from Rockville is each person's responsibility) and check out by Friday morning.Since we'll be riding loops out of Rockville, you can choose how many days you would like to participate. Make your own reservations at the motel, then please contact me and let me know you'll be participating so I can include you in all the plans. Coordinator: Anne Jesse, 314-757-6784.   6 Oct Tue  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - Hwy 94 - Portage Des Sioux - Grafton Ferry Rd (4Ab and 4Ac).
Depart at 9:30 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   6 Oct Tue  Mueller Road Soccer Fields to Portage Des Sioux (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. Depart at 9:30 from the Mueller Road Soccer Fields for a flat ride to Portage Des Sioux. 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 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: Deedie Cote, 314-324-8763 (cell only, no text).   Cue Sheet   8 Oct Thur  Columbia - Cherry St - Cloverleaf Rd - Belleville - Millstadt - Cherry St or Centerville Rd 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, 43 or 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet  8 Oct Thur  Clifton Terrace To Brussels (Via Free Ferry) (3Aa and 4Ba)
Meet at Clifton Terrace Park (5 miles north of Alton) on the Great River Road at 9:00 a.m., depart 9:30. Ride goes north (about 10 miles) to cross the FREE BRUSSELS FERRY on the Illinois River; then continue biking on the Brussels Peninsula to the Village of Brussels. Total round trip is 47-miles. Ride can be shortened by limiting the miles you bike on the Brussels Peninsula before returning via the Free Ferry; then ride back to your car. We will eat in Brussels or back in Grafton. Co-coordinators: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860 and Mac McKeever, 636-537-1643 (cell).  Cue Sheet   11 Oct Sun  Maeystown, IL Octoberfest
Start at 8:00 a.m from the Post Office just south of town on Maeystown Rd. Start early and then get back for the festival. Weather permitting. Couple of one mile climbs. 15-16 mph average. 52 miles. Some options for less and you can skip the hill south of Modoc if you want. But it is a good view from up above Modoc. Coordinator: Wayne Hansen, 618-531-8847.
Cue Sheet at: www.ridewithgps.com/routes/8033652
Octoberfest info at: www.greatriverroad.com/stegen/fcceventpages/maeystownoktober.htm
  11 Oct Sun  Kirkwood West Loop
Meet at 9:00 a.m. to depart 9:30 from Kirkwood Park. 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. Ride goes DOWN Marshall hill, no food stops but plenty of opportunities along the way. Also a couple compensatory uphills. NO GO IN RAIN! Coordinator: Laura Gerren, 314-984-9180.   Cue Sheet   12 Oct Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
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: Pat Cannon, 314-795-3727.  Cue Sheet  12 Oct Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 9:00 a.m., depart at 9:30 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.   13 Oct Tue  Tues O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Moscow Mills (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 42, 44, 49, or 51 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Moscow Mills. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet   13 Oct 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 0.5 miles. Turn right on Freedom Drive then left on United Drive (unmarked) at tee for about 0.5 miles, 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. 14-15 Oct Wed/Thur  St. Genevieve Two Day Ride (5Ab)
Motel reservations will be needed.
Ride 50 miles from Columbia, IL (crossing a ferry) to St. Genevieve, returning the following day. Sound interesting? Click below on Trip Info for details. Cue sheets are linked to this listing. Coordinator: Faye Holdenried, 636-399-4604.   Trip Info   Cue Sheet - Out   Cue Sheet - Back
  15 Oct Thur  Columbia - Centerville Rd - Smithton - Freeburg - Millstadt - Nollman Rd (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from the MarketPlace in Columbia, Illinois for a 47-mile ride to Freeburg. 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. Rest/Food Stop in Freeburg. Coordinator: Jim Cobb, 314-369-4101.   Cue Sheet   15 Oct 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. Coordinator: Dotty Menetre, 314-628-9209.   Cue Sheet  18 Oct Sun  Tower Grove Park to Stacy Park (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. for a 9:30 start. We will ride from Tower Grove Park to Forest Park, Stacy Park with lunch on The Hill at Milo's Tavern & Bocci Club or Hartford Coffee Shop before returning to TGP. Approx. 27 miles. Directions: From I-64 or I-44: take Kingshighway exit south. Just passed Magnolia St. turn left into Tower Grove Park. Park just inside entrance. From I-70 east of airport, merge onto I-170 south. Merge onto I-64(Hwy 40) east. Take Kingshighway south. After 1 mi. passed Magnolia, turn left at park entrance. Ride Coordinator: Claudia Spener, 314 862-7851.   Cue Sheet   19 Oct Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
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, 314-348-0388.  Cue Sheet  19 Oct Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 9:00 a.m., depart at 9:30 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.   20 Oct Tue  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - New Melle - 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 36, 44, or 48 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Wentzville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet.  22 Oct Thur   End of Season Ride and Potluck   Kirkwood to Jefferson Barracks Loop (3Ba and 3Bb)
Sign in at 8:30 a.m. for a 9:00 start at the Kirkwood Community Center. This ride (29 - 30 miles with longer option) will take you thru Webster, River Des Peres, Carondelet Park, pass through historic Jefferson Barracks, Grants trail and back to Kirkwood for an end of season potluck lunch in Kirkwood Park at Lion's Pavilion, across the creek and up from our parking area. Please bring a food item to share and your own beverage. Alcohol is permitted but no hard liquor or glass containers. The pavilion is covered so the potluck will be held rain or shine at approximately 12:30 pm. RENEW YOUR 2016 MEMBERSHIP ($5.00) AND SAVE MAILING AND POSTAGE! Directions: I-270 to Manchester Road. East on Manchester for about 2 miles to Geyer Road, south on Geyer for 1/2 mile to Kirkwood Park/Community Center. Park behind the pool. Ride Coordinator: Faye Holdenried, 636-399-4604.   Regular Cue Sheet   Extended Cue Sheet
Addendum: With the ever-increasing cost of our ride insurance and wanting to hold our dues at only $5.00 per year, the "Bicycle Committee" is requesting that pot-luck attendees make a voluntary contribution of a dollar or two to help offset the cost of pavilion rental for this event.
 22 Oct Thur  Kirkwood Community Center - Grant’s Trail - to Kirkwood Community Center (2Ba and 2Bb)
This short easy 20 mile route includes an out and back on Grant's Trail. See details and directions in the above notice for the "End of Season Ride and Potluck." Meet at 9:00 a.m. for 9:15 departure from Kirkwood Community Center for this short route. Ride Coordinator: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet   26 Oct Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
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  26 Oct Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 9:00 a.m., depart at 9:30 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.   27 Oct Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Creve Coeur Lake - St. Peters (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake for a mostly flat ride to St. Peters. 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 44 or 56 miles. Rest/Food Stop in St. Peters. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet   27 Oct Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  O'Fallon, MO. Civic Park (To Dog Prairie Area) (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet 9:00 a.m., depart 9:30 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   29 Oct Thur  Columbia - D Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Goeddletown Rd - Waterloo - Gall Rd or Trout Camp 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 37 or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, 636-532-1398.   Cue Sheet   29 Oct 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. Coordinators: Billie Teneau, 314-291-7860 and Ann Stiern, 314-965-0212 (cell).   Cue Sheet   29 Oct Thur  Faye's Waterloo Route (3Bb)
Meet at 9:45 a.m. leave at 10:00 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: Faye Holdenried, 636-399-4604.   Cue Sheet   31 Oct Sat  Rich Florman Memorial Visitation
There will be a memorial visitation for Rich on Saturday, October 31, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Bopp Chapel (Manchester Road just East of Lindbergh Blvd. There is also an obituary on Bopp's web site here. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.