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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 07-19 10:15  DCF



 01 Aug Thur  Columbia - Imbs Station Rd - Schwab Rd - Millstadt - Nollman Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:00 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  01 Aug Thur  Dierberg’s (Taylor Road) – West County Ride (3B-Db and 3B-Dc)
Depart at 7:30 a.m. (Note 7:30 a.m. start time) from Dierberg’s on Taylor Road in Wildwood. Ride to Six Flags area. Ride cancelled if raining at start time. Directions: From the intersection of Clarkson Road and Manchester Road in West County, go west on Manchester Road (which becomes Hwy 100) approximately 2.4 miles to the stop light for Taylor Road on the left (south); left on Taylor Road for one block and then left into the Dierberg’s Parking Lot. Coordinator: Dale Markley, cell: 314-971-6555.   Cue Sheet  02 Aug 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 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 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: Tom Mitchell, home: 314-858-1020, cell: 314-323-8124. No cue sheet needed.  03 Aug Sat  Columbia, IL Market Place Saturday Coffee Ride (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:00 a.m. from the Schnuck's Parking Lot at Market Place in Columbia, Illinois. Directions: From I-55 and I-255 in South St. Louis County go 6.0 miles southeast across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge on I-255, exit IL Hwy 3 South, go 2.2 miles and turn right on Veterans Parkway @ McDonald's, go 0.1 mile and turn left @ Regions Bank into the MarketPlace; park abeam and out from the Schnuck's market. Mileage choices usually between 30 and 60 miles. There is no cue sheet for this ride. Ride length, ride destination and rest/coffee stop will be determined prior to departure by the ride leader. Riders may break up into groups based on total mileage, destination and speed. Coordinator: Mike Emrick, cell: 618-741-6338. No Cue Sheet needed.  05 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 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. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Kathy Montgomery, cell: 636-233-2848.   Cue Sheet  06 Aug Tue  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - Hwy 94 - Portage Des Sioux - Grafton Ferry Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 8:00 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  06 Aug Tue  Route 66 State Park Ride (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.
1. Ride to Allenton Road and return. 15 flat miles.
2. Ride to park in Pacific and return. 28 miles with a few hills.
3. Ride to Arboretum in Grey Summit 35 miles with more hills.
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 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 8:30 a.m. (note the later depart time of 8:30 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 7:30 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: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  09 Aug 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 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 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.  10 Aug Sat  Columbia, IL Market Place Saturday Coffee Ride (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:00 a.m. from the Schnuck's Parking Lot at Market Place in Columbia, Illinois. Directions: From I-55 and I-255 in South St. Louis County go 6.0 miles southeast across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge on I-255, exit IL Hwy 3 South, go 2.2 miles and turn right on Veterans Parkway @ McDonald's, go 0.1 mile and turn left @ Regions Bank into the MarketPlace; park abeam and out from the Schnuck's market. Mileage choices usually between 30 and 60 miles. There is no cue sheet for this ride. Ride length, ride destination and rest/coffee stop will be determined prior to departure by the ride leader. Riders may break up into groups based on total mileage, destination and speed. Coordinator: Mike Emrick, cell: 618-741-6338. No Cue Sheet needed.  12 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 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. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Jim Musec, cell: 314-910-1791.   Cue Sheet  12 Aug Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (3Ba)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., depart at 8:30 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  13 Aug Tue  St. Peters - O'Fallon - Old Monroe (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 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  13 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. No Cue Sheet required.  14 Aug Wed  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex - Lumpy 60 (4Db and 4Dc)
Depart at 7:00 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  15 Aug Thur  Columbia - Centerville Rd - Smithton - Freeburg - Millstadt - Kropp Rd or Saeger Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:00 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 40, or 50 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue sheet  16 Aug 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 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 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: Tom Mitchell, home: 314-858-1020, cell: 314-323-8124. No cue sheet needed.  17 Aug Sat  Columbia, IL Market Place Saturday Coffee Ride (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:00 a.m. from the Schnuck's Parking Lot at Market Place in Columbia, Illinois. Directions: From I-55 and I-255 in South St. Louis County go 6.0 miles southeast across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge on I-255, exit IL Hwy 3 South, go 2.2 miles and turn right on Veterans Parkway @ McDonald's, go 0.1 mile and turn left @ Regions Bank into the MarketPlace; park abeam and out from the Schnuck's market. Mileage choices usually between 30 and 60 miles. There is no cue sheet for this ride. Ride length, ride destination and rest/coffee stop will be determined prior to departure by the ride leader. Riders may break up into groups based on total mileage, destination and speed. Coordinator: Mike Emrick, cell: 618-741-6338. No Cue Sheet needed.  19 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 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. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  19 Aug Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (3Ba)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., depart at 8:30 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  20 Aug Tue  Mueller Road Soccer Fields - Church Rd - Towerline Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Seeburger Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 8:00 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  20 Aug Tue  Kirkwood to JB Park (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 8:00 a.m. for 8:30 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: Pat Cannon, cell: 314-795-3727 and Faye Holdenried, cell: 636-399-4604..   New Cue Sheet - Please bring copy  22 Aug Thur  Columbia - Cherry St - Millstadt - Freeburg (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:00 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  22 Aug Thur  MCT Trails Ride (3Aa and 3Ba)
Meet at 8:00 a.m. for a 8:30 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; Vicki McAmis 636-399-2637 and Sharon Friedrich 314-435-9491 All Numbers for Ride Coordinators are their cell numbers. No Cue Sheet required.  23 Aug 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 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 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.  24 Aug Sat  Columbia, IL Market Place Saturday Coffee Ride (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:00 a.m. from the Schnuck's Parking Lot at Market Place in Columbia, Illinois. Directions: From I-55 and I-255 in South St. Louis County go 6.0 miles southeast across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge on I-255, exit IL Hwy 3 South, go 2.2 miles and turn right on Veterans Parkway @ McDonald's, go 0.1 mile and turn left @ Regions Bank into the MarketPlace; park abeam and out from the Schnuck's market. Mileage choices usually between 30 and 60 miles. There is no cue sheet for this ride. Ride length, ride destination and rest/coffee stop will be determined prior to departure by the ride leader. Riders may break up into groups based on total mileage, destination and speed. Coordinator: Mike Emrick, cell: 618-741-6338. No Cue Sheet needed.  25 Aug Sun  Stacy Park to Tower Grove Park's Festival of Nations (3Ba and 3Bb) Meet at 9:30 a.m.for a 10:00 a.m.start from Stacy Park in Olivette for a leisurely ride to Tower Grove Park for the annual Festival of Nations. Lunch will be your choice of the wonderful international cuisine offered at the festival's many food booths. A 27-mile mostly flat ride that includes the Forest Park bike path. Directions: From I-170: West on Olive 1.5 mi to Old Bonhomme. Left on Bonhomme approx. 1/4 mi to Stacy Park on your right Coordinator: Claudia Spener, 314-862-7851 or 636-497-2563. Please RSVP if you are coming. Cue Sheet  26 Aug Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 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. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  26 Aug Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (3Ba)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., depart at 8:30 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  27 Aug Tue  O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Moscow Mills (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:00 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),left (west) 0.2 miles on Civic Park Drive to the parking lot on the right. 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  29 Aug Thur  Columbia - Cement Hollow Rd - Cloverleaf Rd - Belleville - Urbana Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:00 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  30 Aug 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 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 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: Tom Mitchell, home: 314-858-1020, cell: 314-323-8124. No cue sheet needed.  31 Aug Sat  Columbia, IL Market Place Saturday Coffee Ride (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:00 a.m. from the Schnuck's Parking Lot at Market Place in Columbia, Illinois. Directions: From I-55 and I-255 in South St. Louis County go 6.0 miles southeast across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge on I-255, exit IL Hwy 3 South, go 2.2 miles and turn right on Veterans Parkway @ McDonald's, go 0.1 mile and turn left @ Regions Bank into the MarketPlace; park abeam and out from the Schnuck's market. Mileage choices usually between 30 and 60 miles. There is no cue sheet for this ride. Ride length, ride destination and rest/coffee stop will be determined prior to departure by the ride leader. Riders may break up into groups based on total mileage, destination and speed. Coordinator: Mike Emrick, cell: 618-741-6338. No Cue Sheet needed.