St. Louis Recreational Cyclists
A bicycling group in the metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri area offering group rides at various ability levels.

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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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Pedal the Cause

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

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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 04-26 10:25  DCF



 02 Apr Mon RIDE CANCELLED  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  03 Apr Tue RIDE CANCELLED  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  03 Apr Tue RIDE CANCELLED  Route 66 State Park - Pacific - Grey Summit (3Ba and 3Bb)
Check in around 9:00 a.m. for a 9:30 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  05 Apr 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: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  05 Apr Thur RIDE CANCELLED  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex – Monarch Levee Ride (3Bb and 3Bc)
Depart at 9:30 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: Pat Cannon, cell: 314-795-3727.   Cue Sheet  06 Apr Fri   RIDE CANCELLED  Grant’s Trail – out and back (2Ba and 2Bb)
This short, easy 16.5 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 north parking lot on Holmes Ave, just north of I-44 overpass. Opportunity afterwards for late breakfast or early lunch at The Barn by Sappington House. Cancel if raining at start time. Directions: From I-44 (Exit 278) and Big Bend Road go .1 miles east on Big Bend, turn left onto Melshire .1 miles, then right 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 needed.  09 Apr 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 canceled 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. Note that construction in St Charles has 5th Street closed for an indefinite period. We will use the attached cue sheet reflecting this construction. Bring a copy with you. Coordinator: Jim Cobb, cell: 314-369-4101.   Cue Sheet  10 Apr Tue  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - St. Peters - O'Fallon - St. Peters (4Ab-4Ac)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Lewis & Clark Boathouse in St. Charles for a flat ride to St. Peters. 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 30, 38, 41, or 49 miles. Rest/Food Stop in St. Peters. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  10 Apr 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 0.6 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.  11 Apr Wed  Howell Island - Wildwood - Allenton - St. Albans (4Db)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from Howell Island Parking Lot for a hilly ride through Chesterfield, Wildwood, Allenton and St. Albans. Directions: From West bound Hwy 40 / I-64, take exit 16, turn right on to Chesterfield Airport Road for 2.1 miles then left on to Olive St. Etherton Rd. for 1.6 miles to parking lot on right. Options for 62 or 54 miles. Rest/Food stops at McDonald's, Six Flags and Head's Store, St. Albans. Coordinator: Granville White, cell: 314-581-2458.   Cue Sheet  12 Apr Thur  Columbia - Levee Rd - KK Rd - Baum Rd - KK Rd - Waterloo - Gall Rd or Bohleysville Rd & Cherry St (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 43, 47, 51, or 56 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  13 Apr Fri  Grant’s Trail – out and back (2Ba and 2Bb)
This short, easy 16.5 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 north parking lot on Holmes Ave, just north of I-44 overpass. Opportunity afterwards for late breakfast or early lunch at The Barn by Sappington House. Cancel if raining at start time. Directions: From I-44 (Exit 278) and Big Bend Road go .1 miles east on Big Bend, turn left onto Melshire .1 miles, then right 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 needed.  16 Apr 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 canceled 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. Note that construction in St Charles has 5th Street closed for an indefinite period. We will use the attached cue sheet reflecting this construction. Bring a copy with you. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  17 Apr Tue  MO Visitor Center (Dunn Rd & Riverview Blvd) - Old Chain of Rocks Bridge - MCT Trails - Collinsville (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:30 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  17 Apr Tue  Kirkwood to JB Park, the long and short of it (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. for 9:30 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. Faye Holdenried 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: Faye Holdenried, cell: 636-399-4604 and Pat Cannon, cell: 314-795-3727.   Regular Cue Sheet   Extended Cue Sheet  19 Apr Thur  Columbia - D Rd - Hill Castle Rd - Sand Rock Rd - Smithton - Cherry St or 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  19 Apr Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex – Monarch Levee Ride (3Bb and 3Bc)
Depart at 9:30 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 Apr Fri  Grant’s Trail – out and back (2Ba and 2Bb)
This short, easy 16.5 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 north parking lot on Holmes Ave, just north of I-44 overpass. Opportunity afterwards for late breakfast or early lunch 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 .1 miles, then right onto Holmes, cross over I-44 and parking lot is on the left. Coordinator: Ann Stiern, home: 314-965-0212 cell: 314-401-8116. No cue sheet needed.  23 Apr Mon< RIDE CANCELLED  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  24 Apr Tue  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - Meinershagen Rd - 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 32, 37, 42 or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Wentzville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue sheet  26 Apr Thur  Columbia - Imbs Station Rd - Belleville - Millstadt & Cherry St or Nollman 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 Edelweiss Drive (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 42 or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  26 Apr 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. Coordinators: Dotty Menetre 314-327-2244 ;Joanie Fromme 314-560-7536; Faye holdenried 636-399-4604; 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 Apr Fri  Grant’s Trail – out and back (2Ba and 2Bb)
This short, easy 16.5 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 north parking lot on Holmes Ave, just north of I-44 overpass. Opportunity afterwards for late breakfast or early lunch 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 .1 miles, then right onto Holmes, cross over I-44 and parking lot is on the left. Coordinator: Ann Stiern, home: 314-965-0212 cell: 314-401-8116. No cue sheet needed.  29 Apr Sun  Dennis & Judith Jones Visitors Center Forest Park to Baxter Rd and Clayton Road in Chesterfield (3Cb and 3Cc)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Forest Park Visitors Center to Chesterfield and back. Enter the park from Skinker and Forsyth Blvds, drive east on Lagoon Dr and Grand Dr 1.4 miles to parking lot on the right just past the Dwight Davis Tennis Center and across street from Visitor's Center where restrooms are available. Ride is 37.9 miles. Coordinator: Ray Irwin, cell: 314-399-1639.   Cue Sheet  30 Apr 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 canceled 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. Note that construction in St Charles has 5th Street closed for an indefinite period. We will use the attached cue sheet reflecting this construction. Bring a copy with you. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet.