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The MCT Nature Trail will be CLOSED beginning Monday March 11, 2019 due to construction on the tunnel under IL 157. Construction is estimated to be complete late May 2019.


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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 04-16 18:00  DCF



 02 May Thur  Columbia - Cherry St - Kropp Rd - Millstadt - Freeburg - Smithton - Centerville Rd or Sand Rock Rd & Coxeyville Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. (note the new depart time of 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 Edelweiss Drive (@ 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  02 Thur May  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex – West County Ride (3Cb and 3Cc)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from the Chesterfield athletic fields for a ride on the Monarch Levee and other roads in West County. Directions: West on I-64 (Hwy 40) to Exit #14 (Spirit of St. Louis Blvd.), up exit ramp to traffic circle, then make a hard right turn onto the North Service Rd. Go 0.1 mile and turn left on the road leading to the athletic fields and parking. Ride 30 miles in West County. Coordinator: Dale Markley, cell: 314-971-6555.   Cue Sheet  06 May Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 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: Kathy Montgomery, cell: 636-233-2848.   Cue Sheet  06 May Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (3Ba)
Meet at 8:30 a.m., depart at 9:00 from Sailboat Cove in Creve Coeur Park. Ride will be 21 miles, mostly flat, with an opportunity to pedal up six medium 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.  07 May Tue  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  07 May Tue  Route 66 State Park Ride (3Ba and 3Bb)
Check in around 8:45 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. start. Meet at the Route 66 State Park. MoDOT has permanently closed the Old Route 66 Bridge Bridge between the east and west halves of Route 66 State Park. SEE NEW DIRECTIONS BELOW! We are venturing on the acclaimed Route 66 for a fairly flat ride with a few hills out through Eureka and Pacific. Ride about 32 miles with options for additional mileage. Directions: West on I-44 to the Eureka exit (Exit # 264), Left or south on Hwy 109 (Hwy W) cross under I-44 and immediately turn left onto the entrance ramp for eastbound I-44. Once you're on eastbound I-44, take the very next exit for Williams Rd. (exit # 265). Then take an immediate left on the south outer road. Follow the outer road east then turn left and cross under the two Meramec River bridges. Continue until the T intersection with the main park road, turn right and go a short distance (0.2 mi) to the parking lot with restroom. Coordinators: Pat Cannon, cell: 314-795-3727 and Faye Holdenried, cell: 636-399-4604.   Cue Sheet  08 May Wed  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex - Lumpy 60 (4Db and 4Dc)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. for a hilly ride through Chesterfield, Wildwood, Allenton and St. Albans. Directions: West on I-64 to the Exit #14 ramp (Spirit of St. Louis Blvd). Hard right at roundabout on to North Service Road; Go 0.1 miles and turn left on to the access road to the first parking area. Options for 68 miles to 43 miles. Rest/Food stops at Six Flags McDonald's (twice) and Head's Store (if open) in St. Albans. Coordinator: Granville White, cell: 314-581-2458.   Cue Sheet  09 May Thur  Columbia - D Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Goeddletown Rd - Waterloo - Gall Rd or Trout Camp 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 Edelweiss Drive (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 36, or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  13 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. Options for 25 - 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in New town. 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.Coordinator: Jim Musec, cell: 314-910-1791   Cue Sheet  13 May Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (3Ba)
Meet at 8:30 a.m., depart at 9:00 from Sailboat Cove in Creve Coeur Park. Ride will be 21 miles, mostly flat, with an opportunity to pedal up six medium 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.)  14 May Tue  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - New Melle - Schaper Rd - Wentzville (3Cb and 3Cc)
Depart at 9:00 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, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  14 May 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 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. (No Cue Sheet required.)  16 May Thur  Columbia - Cement Hollow Rd - Concordia Church Rd - Boyd Rd - Millstadt - Cherry St or Centerville Rd 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 37, 41 or 43 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  16 May Thur  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex – Monarch Levee Ride (3Bb and 3Bc)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from the Chesterfield athletic fields for a ride on the Monarch Levee and other roads in West County. Directions: West on I-64 (Hwy 40) to Exit #14 (Spirit of St. Louis Blvd.), up exit ramp to traffic circle, then make a hard right turn onto the North Service Rd. Go 0.1 mile and turn left on the road leading to the athletic fields and parking. Options for 26, 32, 37, or 43 miles. Coordinator: Peggy Crump, cell: 314-518-3822.   Cue Sheet  20 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  20 May Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (3Ba)
Meet at 8:30 a.m., depart at 9:00 from Sailboat Cove in Creve Coeur Park. Ride will be 21 miles, mostly flat, with an opportunity to pedal up six medium 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.  21 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) 0.2 miles on Civic Park Drive to the parking lot on the right. Options for 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 36, 37, 38, 42, 43, 44, or 50 miles. Rest/Food Stop at Lake St. Louis. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  21 May Tue  Kirkwood to JB Park (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. for 9:30 departure from the Kirkwood Park/Community Center for the regular 30 mile ride to JB Park for a rest stop then Grant’s Trail back to Kirkwood. Faye & Pat will lead the normal 30 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: Faye Holdenried, cell: 636-399-4604 and Pat Cannon, cell: 314-795-3727.   Cue Sheet  23 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  23 May Thur  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 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. Coordinators: Dotty Menetre 314-327-2244; Joanie Fromme 314-560-7536; Vicki McAmis 636-399-2637 and Sharon Friedrich 314-435-9491 All Numbers for Ride Coordinators are their cell numbers. No Cue Sheet required.  27 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  28 May Tue  MO Visitor Center (Dunn Rd & Riverview Blvd) - Old Chain of Rocks Bridge - MCT Trails - Collinsville (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:00 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, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  30 May Thur  Columbia - Falling Springs - Imbs Station Rd - Belleville - Boyd Rd - Zingg Rd - 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 45, 46, 50, or 52 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet