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


Older Adult Rides sponsored by the City of Chesterfield
Monday Mornings 9 AM

Xenia Bicycle Trip
See August 27th Ride Schedule

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


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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 06-28 16:55  DCF


 1 June Thur  Columbia - D Rd - Hill Castle Rd - Sand Rock Rd - Smithton - Cherry St or Coxeyville Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. (note the new depart time of 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 or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  1 June Thur  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex - Monarch Levee Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at the Chesterfield athletic fields at 8:00 a.m. for a 8:30 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  1 June Thur  Trinity Lutheran School to Portage Des Sioux (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. for a 9:00 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. Coordinators: Billie and Alan, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 341-682-8344.   Cue Sheet  2 June 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 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.  5 June Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
NOTE NEW SUMMER START TIME!  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. Options for 25 - 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Jim Cobb, cell: 314-369-4101.  Cue Sheet  5 June Mon  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. 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, cell:314-682-8344.   Cue Sheet  6 June Tue  Dierberg's (Clarkson Rd & Clayton Rd) - Orville Rd - Bouquet Rd - St. Albans (4Db and 4Dc)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Dierberg's parking lot at Clarkson Rd and Clayton Rd for a hilly 42-mile ride to St. Albans. Rest/Food Stop in St. Albans. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, cell 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet   6 June Tue  The Kirkwood Ride (3Ab)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. for 9:00 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: Faye Holdenried, cell: 636-399-4604.   Cue Sheet 7 June 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  8 June Thur  Columbia - Imbs Station Rd - Belleville - Boyd Rd - Zingg Rd - Cherry St or Cement Hollow 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 39, 41, 44, or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Harold Wisely cell 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  8 June Thur  West Alton (MO.) to Portage des Sioux, Short Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet 8:30 a.m., depart 9:00 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, cell: 314-682-8344.   Cue Sheet  9 June 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 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.  12 June 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. Options for 25 - 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Jim Cobb, cell: 314-369-4101.  Cue Sheet  12 June Mon  Lewis & Clark Boat House - New Town (Via Greenway Trail Out & Neighborhoods Back) (2Ba)
Meet at 8:00 a.m., depart at 8:30 from Lewis & Clark Boat House in St. Charles for an almost flat 16 mile ride to New town following the paved Boschert Greenway Trail out and local neighborhoods back. 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, cell: 314-682-8344.   Cue Sheet  13 June Tue  Creve Coeur Lake - Orchard Farm Rd - Rees Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Island Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake for a mostly flat 54-mile 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. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home 636-532-1398, cell 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  13 June Tue  MCT Trails Ride (3Aa and 3Ba)
NOTE SUMMER START TIME! 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. 14 June 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  15 June Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Waterloo - Floraville Rd - Probst Rd - Beck Rd - Red Bud - Sportsman Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:30 a.m. (note the 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. 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. Rest/Food Stop in Red Bud, Illinois. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home 636-532-1398, cell 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  15 June Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex - Monarch Levee Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at the Chesterfield athletic fields at 8:00 a.m. for a 8:30 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  19 June 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. Options for 25 - 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Jim Cobb, cell: 314-369-4101.  Cue Sheet  19 June 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.  20 June Tue  St. Peters - Lake St. Louis - Hawk Ridge Trail (4Cb and 4Cc)
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 40, 45, 46, or 51 miles. Rest/Food Stop at Hawk Ridge Trail. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home 636-532-1398, cell 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet 21 June 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  22 June Thur  Columbia - D Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Quirin Rd - Millstadt - Cherry St or Cement Hollow Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
NOTE CHANGE IN START TIME! Depart at 7:30 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 35, 39, 41 or 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home 636-532-1398, cell 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  22 June Thur  MCT Trails Ride (3Aa and 3Ba)
NOTE CHANGE IN RIDE MEET & START TIME! 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, cell: 314-578-0431 and Vicki McAmis, cell: 636-399-2637.   Cue Sheet  24 June Sat  Columbia, Ill. to Valmeyer, Ill. (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 8:45, leave at 9:00 from the Columbia Market Place for a 27 mile flat loop. Directions: I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge, exit Columbia/Hwy 3 south for 1.9, right at Veterans Pkwy (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the Market Place. Coordinator: Faye Holdenried, cell: 636-399-4604.   Cue Sheet  26 June 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. Options for 25 - 45 miles. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, cell: 314-541-5510.  Cue Sheet   26 June Mon  Lewis & Clark Boathouse to New Town Via Neighborhoods--Return Choice (Neighborhoods or via Greenway Trail) (2Aa)
This short, easy ride meets at Lewis & Clark Boathouse at 8:00 a.m., leaves at 8:30 for a 16 mile ride with interesting scenery. 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 the Boathouse parking area. Rest rooms available at the Tourism Center at the intersection of S. Riverside Drive and First Capitol Drive, 0.5 mile from Boathouse parking area. Coordinators: Billie & Alan, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 314-682-8344.   Cue Sheet   27 June Tue  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - New Melle - Wright City - Wentzville (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:00 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.   27 June Tue  The "Original" Kirkwood Ride (3Ab)
Meet at 8:00 a.m. for an 8:30 departure from the Kirkwood Community Center for about a 30 mile ride through Kirkwood to go south on the Grant's Trail. Take a rest stop in JB Park. Continue via River De Peres bike path, with a lunch stop in Webster Groves, to return to Kirkwood Community Center. 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. Park behind the pool. Coordinator: Larry Essmann, cell: 314-348-0388   Cue Sheet 28 June 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   29 June Thur  Columbia - Cherry St - Zingg Rd - Eymann Rd - Kraft Rd - Smithton - Millstadt & Cherry St or Knab Rd & Coxeyville Rd or Hill Castle Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
NOTE CHANGE IN RIDE START TIME!   Meet for a 7:00 a.m. start 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, 46 or 50 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home 636-532-1398, cell 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet   29 June Thur  Joanie's Portage Loop with Lunch at Sugar Fire (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at the soccer park on Mueller road off 370 in St. Charles county at 8:00 a.m. to ride at 8:30. This ride will be lead by Joan Fromme and Larry Essmann. Larry will lead the 33 mile flat ride and Joan will lead the 46 mile flat ride and both will take a take a rest stop at the Trading Post Store in Portage. After the ride we will return to our cars and drive to Sugarfire BBQ for lunch. 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. Coordinators: Joan Fromme, home: 314-831-0113, cell: 314-560-7536 and Larry Essmann, cell: 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet  30 June 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 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.