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
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Covered Bridges of Parke County, Indiana

Oct 7-11
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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
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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 08-15 14:00  DCF



 2 Aug Thur  Columbia - Imbs Station Rd - Schwab Rd - Millstadt - Nollman Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 7:00 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 43, 45, 46, or 48 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  2 Aug 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: Pat Cannon, cell: 314-795-3727.   Cue Sheet  3 Aug Fri  Grant’s Trail – out and back (2Ba and 2Bb)
This short, easy 17 mile route is an out and back the length of Grant’s Trail. Gradual inclines. Meet at 8:00 a.m. for 8:30 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: Ann Stiern, home: 314-965-0212, cell: 314-401-8116. No Cue Sheet needed.  5 Aug Sun  Portage Parish Picnic ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 10:00 start (the fried chicken dinner does not begin until noon) We will meet at the Mueller Road Soccer field off Hiway 370 and use the cue sheet Joanie's Portage Loop with lunch at Sugar fire and do the 34 mile ride. At the 16.1 mile mark we will cross Hiway 94 and ride into Portage instead of making a right onto Hiway 94. The picnic features a chicken dinner with many side dishes. Also game booths and a tractor pull. Check website prior to ride because if there is excessive heat that day the ride will be cancelled. 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 Road for 0.4 mile to the soccer fields on the right. Coordinator: Joan Fromme, home: 314-831-0113, cell: 314-560-7536.   Cue Sheet  6 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:00 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: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  6 Aug Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., depart at 8:30 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.  7 Aug Tue  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - Hwy 94 - Portage Des Sioux - Grafton Ferry Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 7:00 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 38, 43 or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  7 Aug Tue  Route 66 State Park - Pacific - Grey Summit (3Ba and 3Bb)
Check in around 8:15 a.m. for a 8:30 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  8 Aug Wed  Howell Island - Wildwood - Allenton - St. Albans (4Db)
Depart at 7:00 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  9 Aug Thur  Waterloo - Country Club Ln - Kaskaskia Rd - MM Rd - Ames Rd - Faust Rd - Red Bud - J Rd & Hwy 156 (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 7:30 a.m. (note the later depart time of 7:30 a.m.) due to the extra driving distance to the starting location) from the Wal-Mart parking lot in Waterloo, Illinois for a 48-mile ride to Red Bud, Illinois (shorter option for 41 miles is available, but travels 2.5 miles on Hwy 3). Directions: I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge, exit Columbia/Hwy 3 south for 9.5 miles, right at Hwy HH for 0.1 mile, left into the Wal-Mart parking lot. Or, if you desire to ride an extra 20 miles, depart at 6:30 a.m. from the MarketPlace in Columbia, Illinois and ride 10 miles to the Wal-Mart parking lot in Waterloo before the start of the ride and then ride 10 miles from Waterloo back to the MarketPlace in Columbia after the ride. Directions to the MarketPlace in Columbia: 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 48 miles from Waterloo, or 60 or 67 miles from Columbia. Rest/Food Stop in Red Bud, Illinois. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  Includes detour for construction on Gall Rd  10 Aug Fri  Grant’s Trail – out and back (2Ba and 2Bb)
This short, easy 17 mile route is an out and back the length of Grant’s Trail. Gradual inclines. Meet at 8:00 a.m. for 8:30 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.  13 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:00 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: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  13 Aug Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., depart at 8:30 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.  14 Aug Tue  St. Peters - O'Fallon - Old Monroe (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:00 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  14 Aug 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.  16 Aug Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Columbia - Levee Rd - Hanover Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Knab Rd - Smithton (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 7:00 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, 43, 46, or 50 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  16 Aug Thur  Dierberg's - Allenton Rd. (Alternate ride because of road closures)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Dierbers on Manchester at Taylor. Directions: West on Manchester to Taylor. Options for 16.5, 21.7, or 31.3 miles. Coordinator: Peggy Crump, cell: 314-518-3822.   Cue Sheet  17 Aug Fri  Grant’s Trail – out and back (2Ba and 2Bb)
This short, easy 17 mile route is an out and back the length of Grant’s Trail. Gradual inclines. Meet at 8:00 a.m. for 8:30 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.  20 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:00 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: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  21 Aug Tue  Mueller Road Soccer Fields - Church Rd - Towerline Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Seeburger Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 7:00 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  21 Aug Tue  Kirkwood to JB Park, the long and short of it (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 8:15 a.m. for 8:30 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  22 Aug Wed  Lewis & Clark Boat House - New Town - Return by Greenway Trail (2Ba)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., depart at 8:30 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. Option for lunch at Hendrick’s BBQ 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. Coordinator: Tom Mitchell, home: 314-858-1020, cell:314-323-8124.   Cue Sheet  23 Aug Thur  Columbia - Cherry St - Millstadt - Freeburg (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 7:00 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, 49 or 53 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Freeburg. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home 636-532-1398, cell 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  23 Aug 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.  24 Aug Fri  Grant’s Trail – out and back (2Ba and 2Bb)
This short, easy 17 mile route is an out and back the length of Grant’s Trail. Gradual inclines. Meet at 8:00 a.m. for 8:30 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: Ann Stiern, home: 314-965-0212, cell: 314-401-8116. No Cue Sheet needed.  27 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:00 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  27 Aug Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., depart at 8:30 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.  28 Aug Tue  O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Moscow Mills (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 7:00 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). Options for 41 or 49 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Moscow Mills. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  30 Aug Thur  Columbia - Cement Hollow Rd - Cloverleaf Rd - Belleville - Urbana Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 7:00 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 46 or 48 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  31 Aug Fri  Grant’s Trail – out and back (2Ba and 2Bb)
This short, easy 17 mile route is an out and back the length of Grant’s Trail. Gradual inclines. Meet at 8:00 a.m. for 8:30 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.