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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Bouquet Road CLOSURE for Bridge Replacement Project
Bouquet Road will be closed from Monday, May 14 through August 11, 2018 to replace the existing one-lane bridge on Bouquet Road located just north of Cremins Road. The bridge location is approximately 0.6 miles from the Melrose Road intersection and approximately 2.3 miles from the Old Manchester intersection,


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3rd Annual Kickapoo de Paris Century Bike Ride

July 29, 2018
Vermillion, IL
Raise money for a rails to trails project. Info


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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 05-25 19:20  DCF



 01 May Tue  St. Peters - O'Fallon - Old Monroe (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. (note the new depart time of 9:00 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  01 May Tue  Route 66 State Park - Pacific - Grey Summit (3Ba and 3Bb)
Check in around 8;30 a.m. for a 9:00 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  02 May Wed  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: Peggy Crump, cell: 314-518-3822.   Cue Sheet  03 May Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Columbia - Cherry St - Kropp Rd - Millstadt - Freeburg - Smithton - Centerville Rd or Sand Rock Rd & Coxeyville Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:00 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 Edelweiss Drive (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 44, 48, or 52 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Freeburg. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  03 May 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  04 May 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 8:30 a.m. for 9:00 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.  06 May Sun  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: Pat Cannon, cell: 314-795-3727.  07 May Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake for a mostly flat ride to New Town and beyond in St. Charles County. Ride canceled 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. Note that construction in St Charles has 5th Street closed for an indefinite period. We will use the attached cue sheet reflecting this construction. Bring a copy with you. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  08 May Tue  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - Marais Becket Rd - Portage Des Sioux - Island Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:00 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 42 or 46 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Portage Des Sioux. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  08 May 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.  09 May Wed  RIDE CANCELLED  Howell Island - Wildwood - Allenton - St. Albans (4Db)
RIDE RESCHEDULED for FRIDAY, MAY 11th  10 May Thur  Columbia - D Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Goeddletown Rd - Waterloo - Gall Rd or Trout Camp Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:00 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 Edelweiss Drive (@ McDonalds) for two blocks, left into the MarketPlace. Options for 36, or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Waterloo. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  11 May Fri  Howell Island - Wildwood - Allenton - St. Albans (4Db)
Depart at 8:00 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  11 May 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 8:30 a.m. for 9:00 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.  12 May Sat  Columbia – Falling Springs – Millstadt – Kropp Rd or Saeger Rd
Hi Everyone, I'm going to do the 41 mile version of the attached ride on Saturday. My pace will hopefully be steady, but probably not fast - depending on what that might mean - probably I'll struggle to keep a 10mph average. You're invited but not compelled to join. And, of course, invited to cycle at your own pace as will I. When: Sat 5/12 meeting @ 8:45, departing @ 9:15  Where: Schnuck's lot off of Hwy 3 in Columbia IL.  What: A friendly ride or whatever you want to make it.  Who: Laura Gerren. Cell = 314.201.6906  NO GO if weather decides to rain, snow, or ice.   Cue Sheet  14 May Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake for a mostly flat ride to New Town and beyond in St. Charles County. Ride canceled 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. Note that construction in St Charles has 5th Street closed for an indefinite period. We will use the attached cue sheet reflecting this construction. Bring a copy with you. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510..   Cue Sheet 15-16 May Tue/Wed  TRIP CANCELLED  St. Genevieve Two Day Ride (5Ab)
Motel reservations will be needed.
Arrive in Columbia, Il at 8:30 a.m. To leave at 9:00. Ride 50 miles from Columbia, IL (crossing on the Modoc ferry) to St. Genevieve, returning the following day. Sound interesting? Check out "Trip Info" link for details. Ride Coordinator: Faye Holdenried (fholdenried@hotmail.com), cell: 636-399-4604.   Trip Info   Cue Sheets - Out to Ste. Gen   Cue Sheet - Back to Columbia
 15 May Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - New Melle - Schaper Rd - Wentzville (3Cb and 3Cc)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from the Schnuck's parking lot at Lake St. Louis Blvd. and Hwy 40. Options for 33, 36, 38 or 41 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Wentzville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  15 May Tue  RIDE CANCELLED  Kirkwood to JB Park, the long and short of it (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet at 8:30 a.m. for 9:00 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  17 May Thur  Columbia - Cement Hollow Rd - Concordia Church Rd - Boyd Rd - Millstadt - Cherry St or Centerville Rd or Cement Hollow Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:00 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 37, 41 or 43 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  17 May 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: Peggy Crump, cell: 314-518-3822.   Cue Sheet  18 May Fri  RIDE CANCELLED  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 8:30 a.m. for 9:00 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.  21 May Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc) Depart at 9:00 a.m. from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Lake for a mostly flat ride to New Town and beyond in St. Charles County. Ride canceled 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. Note that construction in St Charles has 5th Street closed for an indefinite period. We will use the attached cue sheet reflecting this construction. Bring a copy with you. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  22 May Tue  O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Lake St. Louis (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:00 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 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  22 May Tue  Turtles & Turbos Columbia - Valmeyer Loop (3Aa and 3Ab)
Sign in at 8:45 a.m. for an 9:00 start through the countryside of Columbia, IL. Ride 34 flat miles with longer/shorter options. 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 Parking Lot. Coordinator: Faye Holdenried, 636-399-4604.   Cue Sheet  24 May Thur  Columbia - Gall Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Konarcik Rd - Robinson School Rd - Smithton - Cherry St (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:00 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, 45, or 56 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smithton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  24 May 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 314-327-2244 ;Joanie Fromme 314-560-7536; Faye holdenried 636-399-4604; Vicki McAmis 636-399-2637 and Sharon Friedrich 314-435-9491. All Numbers for Ride Coordinators are their cell numbers. No Cue Sheet required.  28 May Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:30 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  29 May Tue  MO Visitor Center (Dunn Rd & Riverview Blvd) - Old Chain of Rocks Bridge - MCT Trails - Collinsville (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 8:30 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  31 May Thur  Columbia - Falling Springs - Imbs Station Rd - Belleville - Boyd Rd - Zingg Rd - Cherry St or Cement Hollow Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 8:30 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 45, 46, 50, or 52 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet