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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Covered Bridges of Parke County, Indiana

Oct 7-11
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Pedal the Cause

Sept 30, 2018
St. Louis, MO
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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 07-27 17:15  DCF

 02 July 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: Jim Cobb, cell: 314-369-4101.   Cue Sheet  02 July 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.  03 July 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  03 July 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  05 July Thur  Columbia - Centerville Rd - Smithton - Freeburg - Millstadt - Nollman Rd (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the MarketPlace in Columbia, Illinois for a 47-mile ride to Freeburg. 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. Rest/Food Stop in Freeburg. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  05 July 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  09 July 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: Jim Cobb, cell: 314-369-4101.   Cue Sheet  10 July 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; right (east) by the O'Fallon City Hall (on the left) to the parking lot that is behind the city hall on the east side. 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  10 July 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.  11 July 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  12 July Thur  Millstadt - Freeburg - Pleasant Ridge Loop - Smithton (4Bb and 4Bc) 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 Millstadt City Park on Kalbfleisch Drive in Millstadt, Illinois. Directions: I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge, exit Columbia/Hwy 3 south for 4.3 miles, right exit up and over Hwy 3 onto Hwy 158 east for 7.1 miles (2 blocks past VFW Hall), left on Polk Street for 0.3 mile to the fourth street on the right (Kalbfleisch Drive), right on Kalbfleishch Drive for 0.2 mile to Millstadt City Park Parking Lot. Options for 30 or 44 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  12 July Thur  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex – Monarch Levee Ride (3Bb and 3Bc)
Depart at 7:30 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: Faye Holdnried, cell: 636-399-4604.   Cue Sheet  13 July 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.  16 July 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: Johm Buck, cell: 636-399-3536.   Cue Sheet  17 July Tue  Creve Coeur Lake - Hwy 94 - Towerline Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Island Rd (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:00 a.m. from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake for a mostly flat ride to Portage Des Sioux. 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 54 or 58 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  17 July Tue  Kirkwood to JB Park, the long and short of it (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 7:15 a.m. for 7:30 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 July Thur  Columbia - Imbs Station Rd - Belleville - Boyd Rd - Zingg Rd - Cherry St or Cement Hollow 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 39 or 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  19 July Thur  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex – Monarch Levee Ride (3Bb and 3Bc)
Depart at 7:30 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  19 July Thur  MCT Trails Ride (3Aa and 3Ba)
Meet at 7:45 a.m. for a 8:00 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. Ride coordinator: Faye Holdenried, cell: 636-399-4604. NO GO IF RAINING AT START TIME! Feel free to call coordinator for ride info.  22 July Sun  Explore Faust Park Ride
Anybody interested in joining me for an exploratory ride Sunday morning totaling about 40 miles? Meet at Faust park in Chesterfield. Park in first lot to the right, at 7:00 to depart at 7:30. Location: 15185 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017 The ride will include about 7 miles of the KATY and there will be a few hills. The exploratory part is Swingley Ridge Road on the way back as well as as street that runs between Conway and Appalachian Trails. If anyone knows anything about these, let me know. Otherwise we will try them and improvise as needed. Ride coordinator: Laura Gerren, cell: 314-201-6906. Also accepts texts.   Cue Sheet  23 July 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  24 July Tue  O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Lake St. Louis (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); right (east) by the O'Fallon City Hall (on the left) to the parking lot that is behind the city hall on the east side. Options for 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 36, 37, 38, 42, 43, 44, or 50 miles. Rest/Food Stop at Lake St. Louis. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  26 July Thur  Columbia - D Rd - Maeystown - Brandt Rd - Waterloo (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 40, 50, 56, or 58 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet Includes detour for construction on Gall Rd  26 July 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.  27 July 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.  28 July Sat  Faye’s Waterloo Route (3Bb) Meet at 8:45 a.m. leave at 9:00 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. We will have lunch at the Bean Tree Cafe Coordinator: Faye Holdenried, cell: 636-399-4604.   Cue Sheet  30 July 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  30 July 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.  31 July Tue  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - New Melle - Wright City - Wentzville (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 7:00 a.m. from the Schnuck's parking lot at Lake St. Louis Blvd. and Hwy 40. Options for 36, 44, or 48 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Wentzville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet.