St. Louis Recreational Cyclists
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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 05-27 11:55  DCF



  2 May Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 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: Larry Essmann, cell: 314-348-0388.  Cue Sheet   3 May Tue  St. Peters - O'Fallon - Old Monroe (4Bb and 4Bc).
Depart at 9:00 a.m. (note the new depart time of 9:00 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, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  4 May Wed  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. Meet at 9:00 a.m. for 9:15 departure from Kirkwood Community Center. Directions: I-270 to Manchester Rd. East on Manchester for about 2 miles to Geyer Road, south on Geyer for ½ miles to Kirkwood Park/Community Center. Park behind the pool. Ride Coordinator: Tom Mitchell, home: 314-858-1020, cell: 314-323-8124.   Cue Sheet  5 May Thur  Columbia - Falling Springs - Imbs Station Rd - Eymann Rd - Millstadt - Cherry St or Cement Hollow Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:00 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 41 or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue sheet  5 May Thur  Waterloo - Gilmore Lakes Loop (3Ba)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. for 9:00 start. Come and join us for approx. 30 mile ride with gently rolling hills (slightly longer options available). Directions: I-270 South over JB Bridge. Right on Ill Rt.3 about 9 miles past Columbia. Right on HH then left into Walmart parking lot. Extra cue sheets available. Coordinator: Vicky McAmis, cell: 636-399-2637.   Cue Sheet  6 May Fri  Dierberg’s (Taylor Road) – West County Ride (3B - Db and 3B - Dc)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from Dierberg’s at Taylor Road. Multiple options from 16 to 44 miles on cue sheet. Directions: From the intersection of Clarkson Road and Manchester Road in West County, go west on Manchester Road (which becomes Hwy 100) approximately 2.4 miles to the stop light for Taylor Road on the left (south); left on Taylor Road for one block and then left into the Dierberg’s Parking Lot. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet   9 May Mon  RIDE CANCELLED  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 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, cell: 314-369-4101.  Cue Sheet  10 May Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - Marais Becket Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Island Rd (4Ab and 4Ac).
Depart at 9:00 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 42 or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  10 May 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 Freedom Drive, and then turn left, at the tee, on United Dr. (unmarked) to 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, home: 314-862-7851, cell: 636-497-2563.  12 May Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Columbia - Centerville Rd - Birkner Rd - Waterloo - Gall Rd (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 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 41 or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  12 May Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Trinity Lutheran School to Portage Des Sioux (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. for a 9:00 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, home: 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet  13 May Fri  Dierberg’s (Taylor Road) – West County Ride (3B - Db and 3B - Dc)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from Dierberg’s at Taylor Road. Multiple options from 16 to 44 miles on cue sheet. Directions: From the intersection of Clarkson Road and Manchester Road in West County, go west on Manchester Road (which becomes Hwy 100) approximately 2.4 miles to the stop light for Taylor Road on the left (south); left on Taylor Road for one block and then left into the Dierberg’s Parking Lot. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  15 May Sun  St. Peters Parish Fried Chicken Dinner Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. to leave at 9:30 from the Lewis and Clark Boathouse parking lot. We will use the cue sheet for the St. Peters Parish Picnic ride which is a basically flat 35 mile ride utilizing the Boschert Greenway trails on the return route. After the rides we can enjoy a great meal and enjoy other picnic activities. Bring a bike lock. Directions: I-70 west into St. Charles County, exit 5th street north for 0.2 mile, then right on Boone’s Lick Rd. for 0.5 mile to the Boathouse parking area. There are no restrooms at the Boathouse parking area, but rest rooms are available in the park 0.5 miles away. Coordinator: Joan Fromme, home: 314-831-0113, cell: 314-560-7536.   Cue Sheet   16 May Mon  RIDE CANCELLED  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 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, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.  Cue Sheet  16 May Mon  RIDE CANCELLED  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 9:30 a.m., depart at 10:00 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, home: 314-291-7860. No cue sheet needed.   17 May Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - Meinershagen Rd - Wright City - Wentzville (4Cb and 4Cc).
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from the Schnuck's parking lot at Lake St. Louis Blvd. and Hwy 40. Options for 32, 37, 42 or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Wentzville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue sheet  17 May Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  West Alton (MO.) to Portage des Sioux, Short Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet 9:00 a.m., depart 9:30 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, home: 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet 18-19 May Wed/Thur  St. Genevieve Two Day Ride (5Ab)
* * * PLEASE NOTE RIDE DATES CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER * * *
Motel reservations will be needed.
Arrive in Columbia, Il at 8:30 a.m. To leave at 9:00. Ride 50 miles from Columbia, IL (crossing on the Modoc ferry) to St. Genevieve, returning the following day. Sound interesting? Check out "Trip Info" link for details. Ride Coordinator: Faye Holdenried (fholdenried@hotmail.com), cell: 636-399-4604.   Trip Info   Cue Sheets - Out to Ste. Gen   Cue Sheet - Back to Columbia
  19 May Thur  Columbia - Gall Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Konarcik Rd - Robinson School Rd - Smithton - Cherry St (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 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 39, 45, or 56 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet   19 May Thur  Columbia, Ill. To Valmeyer, Ill. (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:00, leave at 9:30 from the Columbia Market Place for a 27 mile loop. Directions: I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge, exit Columbia/Hwy 3 south for 1.9, right at Veterans Pkwy (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the Market Place. Coordinator: Ann Stiern, home: 314-965-0212, cell: 314-401-8116.   Cue Sheet  20 May Fri  Dierberg’s (Taylor Road) – West County Ride (3B - Db and 3B - Dc)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from Dierberg’s at Taylor Road. Multiple options from 16 to 44 miles on cue sheet. Directions: From the intersection of Clarkson Road and Manchester Road in West County, go west on Manchester Road (which becomes Hwy 100) approximately 2.4 miles to the stop light for Taylor Road on the left (south); left on Taylor Road for one block and then left into the Dierberg’s Parking Lot. Coordinator: Jim Cobb, cell: 314-369-4101.   Cue Sheet   23 May Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 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, cell: 314-369-4101.  Cue Sheet  24 May Tue  O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Lake St. Louis (4Cb and 4Cc).
Depart at 9:00 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, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet   24 May Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  O'Fallon, MO. Civic Park (To Dog Prairie Area) (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet 9:00 for 9:30 departure. This 27-mile ride includes no really big hills, but there are scenic hills to enjoy. There is a rest-stop in Dog Prairie (St. Paul). We’ll eat at a 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, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 314-650-6266   Cue Sheet  24 May 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, cell: 314-348-0388 and Pat Cannon, cell: 314-795-3727.   Regular Cue Sheet   Extended Cue Sheet   26 May Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Columbia - Cherry St - Millstadt - Freeburg - Smithton - Centerville Rd or Sand Rock Rd & Coxeyville Rd or Hill Castle Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:00 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 44, 48 or 52 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Freeburg. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet   26 May Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 9:00 a.m., depart at 9:30 from Sailboat Cove in 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 coordinator: Tom Mitchell, home: 314-858-1020, cell: 314-323-8124. No cue sheet needed.   26 May Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Joanie's Portage Loop with Lunch at Sugar Fire (3Aa and 4Ab)
Meet at the soccer park on Mueller road off 370 in St. Charles county at 8:30 a.m. to ride at 9:00. This ride will be lead by Joan Fromme and Larry Essmann. A flat 46 mile ride that can be shortened (at 16.1 miles cross Hiway 94 and ride directly into Portage and do not make a right onto Hwy 94 which makes the ride 33 miles) Joan will lead the 46 mile flat ride that travels to the Portage Power Plant and Larry will lead the 33 mile route. Both rides take a break at the Trading Post Store in Portage and are totally flat. After the ride we will return to our cars and drive to Sugarfire BBQ for lunch. 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. Coordinators: Joan Fromme, home: 314-831-0113, cell: 314-560-7536 and Larry Essmann, cell: 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet  27 May Fri  RIDE CANCELLED  Dierberg’s (Taylor Road) – West County Ride (3B - Db and 3B - Dc)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from Dierberg’s at Taylor Road. Multiple options from 16 to 44 miles on cue sheet. Directions: From the intersection of Clarkson Road and Manchester Road in West County, go west on Manchester Road (which becomes Hwy 100) approximately 2.4 miles to the stop light for Taylor Road on the left (south); left on Taylor Road for one block and then left into the Dierberg’s Parking Lot. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet   29 May Sun  Joanie’s Portage Loop with Lunch at Sugarfire
Meet at 9:00 a.m., leave at 9:30 from the Soccer Park on Mueller Road. This is a flat ride of 33 or 46 miles to Portage de Sioux round trip. (Cue sheet shows 46 miles directions to shorten will be given at start) There will be a rest stop in Portage. After returning to our cars we will go to Sugarfire BBQ for lunch. Directions: From 1-270, 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. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, cell: 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet   30 May Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 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, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.  Cue Sheet   30 May Mon  RIDE CANCELLED  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 9:30 a.m., depart at 10:00 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, home: 314-291-7860. No cue sheet needed.   31 May Tue  RIDE CANCELLEDMueller Road Soccer Fields - St. Peters - O'Fallon - St. Peters (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from the Mueller Road Soccer Fields for a flat ride to O'Fallon and St. Peters. 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 21, 26, 32, 36, 37, or 41 miles. Rest/Food Stop in St. Peters. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet   31 Tue Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  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, home: 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet