St. Louis Recreational Cyclists
A bicycling group in the metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri area offering both moderate and more challenging group rides.

St. Louis Recreational Cyclists is affiliated with
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Special Rides


End of Season Potluck/Ride
Kirkwood Park, Oct. 17
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Charity Rides


Pedal the Cause
This ride is a fundraiser to support cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Chesterfield, MO -- September 24
Mike Dailey Kiwanis Radtour
This ride is a fundraiser to support Columbia, IL Kiwanis Education Enrichment Program.
Columbia, IL -- October 7
Pedal to Peace
This ride is a fundraiser to support domestic abuse survivors sponsored by ALIVE.
Katy Trail, Matson Trail Head -- October 14

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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 11-27  20:10   DCF



 1 Nov 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, 32, 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  3 Nov Thur  Columbia - Falling Springs - Eymann Rd - Millstadt - 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 45 or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  3 Nov Thur  Columbia - Gall Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Quirin Rd - Millstadt - Cherry St or Cement Hollow Rd or Imbs Station Rd (4Bb and 4Bc)
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 34, 40, or 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, cell: 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet   4 Nov Fri  Grant’s Trail – Out and Back (2Ba and 2Bb)
This short, easy 16 mile route is an out and back the length of Grant’s Trail. Gradual inclines. Meet at 9:00 a.m. for 9:30 departure from northern most Grant's Trail Parking Lot K at Holmes Ave and Leffingwell, just north of I44 overpass. Opportunity afterwards for late breakfast at The Barn by Sappington House. Cancel if raining at start time. Directions: From I-44 (Exit 278) and Big Bend Road go 0.1 miles east on Big Bend, turn left onto Melshire 0.1 miles, then left onto Holmes, cross over I-44 and parking lot is on the left. Coordinator: Tom Mitchell, home: 314-858-1020, cell: 314-323-8124. No Cue Sheet required.  6 Nov Sun  St. Peters Parish Sausage Dinner Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. to ride at 9:30 (Remember Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday Morning at the Lewis and Clark Boathouse parking lot. We will use the cue sheet for the St. Peters Parish Picnic ride which is basically flat utilizing the Boschert Greenway trails near New Town. Ride is 35 miles and can be shortened. Bring a bike lock. We will ride to the church hall and enjoy a family style dinner with all of the food you can eat for $10. 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. Coordinator: Joan Fromme, home: 314-831-0113, cell: 314-560-7536.   Cue Sheet  7 Nov 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, cell: 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet  8 Nov Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Lake St. Louis (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 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  8 Nov 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.  10 Nov Thur  Columbia - Cement Hollow Rd - Zingg Rd - Eymann Rd - Smithton - Cherry St or Knab Rd & Coxeyville 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 44, or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  10 Nov Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  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 and Alan, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 314-682-8344.   Cue Sheet  10 Nov Thur  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.  14 Nov 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, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  14 Nov Mon   Lewis & Clark Boathouse to New Town Via Neighborhoods--Return Choice (Neighborhoods or via Greenway Trail) (2Aa)
This short, easy ride meets at Lewis & Clark Boathouse at 9:00 a.m., leaves at 9:30 for a 16 mile ride with interesting scenery. 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 the Boathouse parking area. Rest rooms available at the Tourism Center at the intersection of S. Riverside Drive and First Capitol Drive, 0.5 mile from Boathouse parking area. Coordinators: Billie & Alan, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 314-682-8344.   Cue Sheet  15 Nov Tue  Mueller Road Soccer Fields - Church Rd - Towerline Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Seeburger Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:30 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: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  15 Nov Tue  Kirkwood to Jefferson Barracks Loop (3Ba and 3Bb)
Sign in at 9:15 a.m. for a 9:30 start at the Kirkwood Community Center. This ride (29 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. 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, cell: 636-399-4604.   Regular Cue Sheet   Extended Cue Sheet   Grant's Trail Out & Back Cue Sheet  17 Nov Thur  Columbia - Cherry St - Millstadt - Saxtown Rd - Bohleysville Rd - Konarcik 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 33 or 44 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet   17 Nov Thur  Faye's Waterloo Route (3Bb)
Meet at 9:15 a.m. leave at 9:30 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, cell: 636-399-4604.   Cue Sheet  17 Nov Thur  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, cell: 314-682-8344.   Cue Sheet   20 Nov Sun   Immanuel Lutheran Sausage-Turkey Dinner Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 10:00 a.m. to ride at 10:30 (route may be shortened due to weather) at the Lewis and Clark Boathouse parking lot in St. Charles for a flat 35 mile plus flat ride into St. Peters with a break at the QT before biking to the church to enjoy a delicious $10.00 dinner. Please remember to 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 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. Ride Coordinator: Joan Fromme, home: 314-831-0113, cell: 314-560-7536.   Cue Sheet   21 Nov 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: Jim Cobb, cell: 314-369-4101.   Cue Sheet  21 Nov Mon  RIDE CANCELLED  Lewis & Clark Boathouse to New Town Via Neighborhoods--Return Choice (Neighborhoods or via Greenway Trail) (2Aa)
This short, easy ride meets at Lewis & Clark Boathouse at 9:00 a.m., leaves at 9:30 for a 16 mile ride with interesting scenery. 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 the Boathouse parking area. Rest rooms available at the Tourism Center at the intersection of S. Riverside Drive and First Capitol Drive, 0.5 mile from Boathouse parking area. Coordinators: Billie & Alan, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 314-682-8344.   Cue Sheet   22 Nov Tue  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - Marais Becket Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Island 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 42 or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  24 Nov Thur  Thanksgiving --- No rides scheduled.  28 Nov Mon  RIDE CANCELLED   Lewis & Clark Boathouse to New Town Via Neighborhoods--Return Choice (Neighborhoods or via Greenway Trail) (2Aa)
This short, easy ride meets at Lewis & Clark Boathouse at 9:00 a.m., leaves at 9:30 for a 16 mile ride with interesting scenery. 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 the Boathouse parking area. Rest rooms available at the Tourism Center at the intersection of S. Riverside Drive and First Capitol Drive, 0.5 mile from Boathouse parking area. Coordinators: Billie & Alan, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 314-682-8344.   Cue Sheet