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

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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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Group ride participants should bring their own cue sheets.


Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 04-29 15:50  DCF



 1 Apr Sat  Last Minute Ride Series - Columbia-Gilmore Lakes-Waterloo
Meet in Columbia, IL at 09:30 a.m. for 09:45 depart time, the eastern end of the Schnucks lot off of Hwy 3 and Veteran's Parkway. This is an extended version of Susan Feldman's beautiful country ride. Please reply or call if you plan to be there! Hope to see some or all of you. (Wait, that sounds terrible. Let me rephrase.) Hope to enjoy as many of your presences as possible. High of 61 and SUNNY! Peace Out! Coordinator: Laura Gerren, cell: 314-258-5232.   Cue Sheet  3 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: Larry Essmann, cell: 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet  3 Apr 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.  4 Apr 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 44 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  4 Apr Tue  Waterloo - Gilmore Lakes Loop (3Ba)
Meet at 9:15 a.m. for 9:30 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 Illinois Rt.3 about 9 miles past Columbia. Right on HH then left into Walmart parking lot. Extra cue sheets available. Coordinator: Faye Holdenried, cell: 636-399-4604.   Cue Sheet  5 Apr Wed  RIDE CANCELLED  Central Corridor / Mid County Road Ride (3Cb & 3Dc)
This classic mid-county ride is geared for the adult recreational cyclist. Low traffic streets, some big hills. Maps are provided. This is a loop style ride on city streets with mileage choices of 16, 26, or 31 miles. Meet at 5:30 p.m. and depart at 6:00 from the Kol Rinah Synagogue parking lot in University City. PLEASE PARK ON THE NORTH END OF THE PARKING LOT. Directions: From the corner of Hanley and Delmar in University City, go north on Hanley for two blocks. Turn left on Amherst to access the Synagogue (829 N. Hanley Rd) parking lot. Recurring every Wednesday from March 22 to Sept 6, 2017. Coordinator: Paul Moskovitz, home: 314-862-4041.   Cue Map  6 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  6 Apr Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex - Monarch Levee Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at the Chesterfield athletic fields at 9:00 am for a 9:30 departure. Ride the Monarch Levee Bike Trail to Centaur Road then out into West County and Wildwood. 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 onto the North Service Rd. Go 0.1 mi and turn left on road leading to athletic fields and parking. Options for 26, 32, 37 or 43 miles. Lunch in Chesterfield flats after ride. Coordinator: Pat Cannon, cell: 314-795-3727.   Cue Sheet  6 Apr Thur  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 7 Apr Fri  Great Annual Fish Fry Bike Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 12:30 a.m. for a 1:00 start ( the dinner begins at 4:00 p.m.) and uses the St. Peter's Parish Picnic Bike Ride cue sheet for a flat 33 mile ride returning utilizing the trails near New Town. Eat at St. Peter's Church across the street from the hospital in St. Charles. Dinner cost is $10.00. Other dinner options available besides fried fish. 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. Let me know if more information is needed.   Cue Sheet  10 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 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 Apr 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.  11 Apr Tue  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - St. Peters - O'Fallon - St. Peters (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Lewis & Clark Boathouse in St. Charles for a flat ride to St. Peters and O'Fallon. 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  11 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. 12 Apr Wed  Central Corridor / Mid County Road Ride (3Cb & 3Dc)
This classic mid-county ride is geared for the adult recreational cyclist. Low traffic streets, some big hills. Maps are provided. This is a loop style ride on city streets with mileage choices of 16, 26, or 31 miles. Meet at 5:30 p.m. and depart at 6:00 from the Kol Rinah Synagogue parking lot in University City. PLEASE PARK ON THE NORTH END OF THE PARKING LOT. Directions: From the corner of Hanley and Delmar in University City, go north on Hanley for two blocks. Turn left on Amherst to access the Synagogue (829 N. Hanley Rd) parking lot. Recurring every Wednesday from March 22 to Sept 6, 2017. Coordinator: Paul Moskovitz, home: 314-862-4041.   Cue Map  13 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 55 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  13 Apr Thur  Forest Park to Stacy Park
Meet at 9:00 a.m. , depart at 9:30 from the Forest Park Visitor Center parking lot. Easy 25 mile ride on park trail and quiet residential streets. Lunch in the U City Loop. Enjoy spring's flowering trees and warmth. Cue sheet provided or download from STLRC website Cue Sheet Library. Coordinator: Claudia Spener, cell: 636-497-2563  17 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 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: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  18 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 19 Apr Wed  Central Corridor / Mid County Road Ride (3Cb & 3Dc)
This classic mid-county ride is geared for the adult recreational cyclist. Low traffic streets, some big hills. Maps are provided. This is a loop style ride on city streets with mileage choices of 16, 26, or 31 miles. Meet at 5:30 p.m. and depart at 6:00 from the Kol Rinah Synagogue parking lot in University City. PLEASE PARK ON THE NORTH END OF THE PARKING LOT. Directions: From the corner of Hanley and Delmar in University City, go north on Hanley for two blocks. Turn left on Amherst to access the Synagogue (829 N. Hanley Rd) parking lot. Recurring every Wednesday from March 22 to Sept 6, 2017. Coordinator: Paul Moskovitz, home: 314-862-4041.   Cue Map  20 Apr Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  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  20 Apr Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex - Monarch Levee Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at the Chesterfield athletic fields at 9:00 am for a 9:30 departure. Ride the Monarch Levee Bike Trail to Centaur Road then out into West County and Wildwood. 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 onto the North Service Rd. Go 0.1 mi and turn left on road leading to athletic fields and parking. Options for 26, 32, 37 or 43 miles. Lunch in Chesterfield flats after ride. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, cell: 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet  20 Apr 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. Coordinator: Billie Teneau, home: 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet  23 Apr Sun  Mighty Mississippi River Loop (3Bb)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. for a 9:30 departure from Lafayette Park. Directions: East on I-64 (Hwy 40) to Jefferson Ave. exit, right (south) on Jefferson for 0.6 mile to Park Ave. Left (east) on Park Ave. for 0.4 to Mississippi Ave. We will ride quiet downtown streets to the Riverfront Trails, crossing into Illinois on the Chain of Rocks Bridge and return to Missouri on the McKinley Bridge. Route is about 30 miles. We will eat lunch when we return to LaFayette Park. Coordinator: Larry Essmann Cell: 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet  24 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 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 Mon  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.   25 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   25 Apr Tue  The Kirkwood Ride (3Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. for 9:30 departure from the Kirkwood Park?Community Center for a 30 mile ride through Kirkwood and Webster Groves, to JB Park for a rest stop then ride Grant's Trail back to Kirkwood. Stop for lunch along the trail or return to start point for lunch. Directions: I-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. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, cell: 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet 26 Apr Wed  RIDE CANCELLED  Central Corridor / Mid County Road Ride (3Cb & 3Dc)
This classic mid-county ride is geared for the adult recreational cyclist. Low traffic streets, some big hills. Maps are provided. This is a loop style ride on city streets with mileage choices of 16, 26, or 31 miles. Meet at 5:30 p.m. and depart at 6:00 from the Kol Rinah Synagogue parking lot in University City. PLEASE PARK ON THE NORTH END OF THE PARKING LOT. Directions: From the corner of Hanley and Delmar in University City, go north on Hanley for two blocks. Turn left on Amherst to access the Synagogue (829 N. Hanley Rd) parking lot. Recurring every Wednesday from March 22 to Sept 6, 2017. Coordinator: Paul Moskovitz, home: 314-862-4041.   Cue Map  27 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, 43, 45, or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  27 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 314-578-0431 ;Joanie Fromme 314-560-7536; Faye holdenried 636-398-4604; Vicki McAmis 636-399-2637 and Sharon Friedrich 314-435-9491. No Cue Sheet required.  27 Apr Thur  Lewis & Clark Boat House - New Town - Return by Greenway Trail (2Ba)
Meet at 9:00 a.m., depart at 9:30 from the Lewis & Clark Boat House in St. Charles for an almost flat 16 mile ride to New Town. Ride to New Town through neighborhoods; return route follows the paved Greenway Bike Trail. We’ll eat at Hendrick’s in St. Charles. 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 Boat House parking area. Restrooms 0.5 mile away. Coordinators: Billie and Alan, home: 314-291-7860.   Cue Sheet  30 Apr Sun  RIDE CANCELLED  St. Stanislaus Pork Steak BBQ Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at Lafayette Park at 8:30 a.m. for a 9:00 start. Directions: East of I-64 (Hwy 40) to Jefferson Ave. exit, right (south) on Jefferson for 0.6 mile to Park Ave. Left (east) on Park Ave. for 0.4 to Mississippi Ave. We will ride quiet downtown streets to the Riverfront Trails, crossing into Illinois on the Chain of Rocks Bridge and return to Missouri on the McKinley Bridge. Lunch will be at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, featuring BBQ pork steak dinner with sides and dessert. Cost is $12.00.Bring a bike lock. Weather forecast is for more moderate temperatures and no rain. Ride will be about 30 miles and mostly flat. Ride is canceled if raining at start time. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, cell: 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet