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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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 11-16 12:40  DCF



 2 Nov Thur  Columbia - Gall Rd - Hanover Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Red Oak Dr - Robinson School Rd - Freeburg - Millstadt & Cherry St (4Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from the MarketPlace in Columbia, Illinois for a 49-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  2 Nov Thur  Clifton Terrace to Grafton, Illinois (3Aa)
A flat ride from Clifton Terrace to Grafton for 26 miles. (13 miles one way) Meet at Clifton Terrace Parking lot on the River Road (5 miles north of Alton) at 9:00 a.m., leave 9:30. Restrooms available. Lunch in Grafton. Coordinators: Billie & Alan, home: 314-291-7860. No cue sheet needed.  3 Nov Fri  Fall Colors Ride
Meet at 9:00 a.m. to ride at 9:30 from the Mueller Road Soccer Park. Directions: I-270 to MO. Hwy. 370 West. Cross river then right on Elm Street/ New Town Blvd, right on New Town for 0.5 mile right on Mueller Road to soccer park on the right. A basically flat 35 mile ride accessing the Great River Road via the Grafton Ferry. ($4 each way) Once we reach Grafton we will head south on the bike trail to Elsah for a ride through Elsah returning for lunch in Grafton before returning to the ferry for the ride back. Coordinator: Joan Fromme, home: 314-831-0113, cell: 314-560-7536.   Cue Sheet  5 Nov Sun  St. Peters Parish Sausage Dinner Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m. to ride at 9:30 (Remember Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday Morning at the Lewis and Clark Boathouse parking lot. We will use the cue sheet for the St. Peters Parish Picnic ride which is basically flat utilizing the Boschert Greenway trails near New Town. Ride is 35 miles and can be shortened. Bring a bike lock. We will ride to the church hall and enjoy a family style dinner with all of the food you can eat for $10. 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. Coordinator: Joan Fromme, home: 314-831-0113, cell: 314-560-7536.   Cue Sheet  6 Nov Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. (Note new start time for Oct. and Nov.) 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  6 Nov Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 9:30 a.m., depart 10:00 from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Park. Ride will be 17 miles with an opportunity to pedal up a couple of medium C.C. Park hills. Cancel, if raining at start time. Directions: From I-270, exit at Dorsett Rd. West l.5 miles to Marine Ave. Right (north ) on Marine for about 1.3 miles to Sailboat Cove entrance. Ride coordinators: Billie and Alan, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 314-682-8344. No cue sheet needed.  7 Nov Tue  Tues Lewis & Clark Boathouse - Hwy 94 - Portage Des Sioux - Grafton Ferry Rd (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:30 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  9 Nov Thur  RIDE CANCELLED  Columbia - Falling Springs - Eymann Rd - Millstadt - Centerville Rd or Cement Hollow Rd (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:30 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 or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  9 Nov Thur  NEW RIDE - Boone Valley - Marthasville (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:30 a.m. from Sue DiPiano’s farm at 1501 Hwy. D, Foristell, MO. There is safe, off-street parking available for 50 cars. There are a few hills on this route. Also, there will be a short (less than 2 mile) portion on the Katy Trail. A hilly option to bypass the Katy Trail is available if you don’t want to ride on the Katy for the short distance. Directions: Take Hwy 40/64 to Hwy 94 west to right on Hwy D. Stay on Hwy D through New Melle to 1501 Hwy D which will be on the right side. Another option would be the Page Extension (Hwy 364) which turns into Hwy N. Take it to Hwy Z, turn left, go to New Melle, then right on Hwy D to 1501 Hwy D. Have your winter riding gear ready to go. However, the ride will cancel if rain, snow, high winds, or excessive cold (less than 30º) is forecasted at start time. Coordinator: Sue DiPiano, cell: 314-448-0789.   Cue Sheet  9 Nov Thur  O'Fallon, MO. Civic Park (To Dog Prairie Area) (3Ba and 3Bb)
Meet 9:30 a.m. for 10:00 departure. This 27-mile ride includes no really big hills, but there are scenic hills to enjoy. There is a rest-stop in Dog Prairie (St. Paul). We’ll eat at a restaurant after the ride. Directions: From I-70 and Hwy M (Main Street) go north 0.5 miles on Hwy M (Main St.) to railroad crossing; turn left (west) on Civic Park Drive (first street north of railroad crossing), west 0.2 miles to park on the right. Coordinator: Billie Teneau, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 314-682-8344.   Cue Sheet  12 Nov Sun   St. Stanislaus Polish Dinner Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at Lafayette Park at 9:00 a.m. for a 9:30 start. Directions: East on I-64 (Hwy 40) to Jefferson Ave. exit, right (south) on Jefferson for 0.6 mile to Park Ave. Left (east) on Park Ave. for 0.4 to Mississippi Ave. We will ride quiet downtown streets to the Riverfront Trails, crossing into Illinois on the Chain of Rocks Bridge and return to Missouri on the McKinley Bridge. Lunch will be at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, featuring Polish Dinner. (see: www.saintstan.org for more info) Cost is $12.00. Bring a bike lock. Ride will be about 30 miles and no big hills. Coordinator: Claudia Spener, cell: 636-497-2563.   Cue Sheet  13 Nov Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:30 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: Jim Cobb, cell: 314-369-4101.  Cue Sheet  13 Nov Mon  RIDE CANCELLED  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 9:30 a.m., depart 10:00 from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Park. Ride will be 17 miles with an opportunity to pedal up a couple of medium C.C. Park hills. Cancel, if raining at start time. Directions: From I-270, exit at Dorsett Rd. West l.5 miles to Marine Ave. Right (north ) on Marine for about 1.3 miles to Sailboat Cove entrance. Ride coordinators: Billie and Alan, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 314-682-8344. No cue sheet needed.  14 Nov Tue  O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Lake St. Louis (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:30 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); west 0.2 miles to park on the right. Options for 30, 38, 44, or 50 miles. Rest/Food Stop at Lake St. Louis. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  14 Nov 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.  16 Nov Thur  Columbia - Levee Rd - KK Rd - Maeystown Rd - Waterloo (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 9:30 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 43, or 51 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Belleville. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  16 Nov Thur  Trinity Lutheran School to Portage Des Sioux (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:00 a.m., depart at 9:30 from Trinity Lutheran School parking lot at 4689 N. Hwy 94 for a flat 24 mile ride to 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  20 Nov Mon  Creve Coeur Lake to New Town and Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 9:30 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: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.  Cue Sheet  20 Nov Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 9:30 a.m., depart 10:00 from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Park. Ride will be 17 miles with an opportunity to pedal up a couple of medium C.C. Park hills. Cancel, if raining at start time. Directions: From I-270, exit at Dorsett Rd. West l.5 miles to Marine Ave. Right (north ) on Marine for about 1.3 miles to Sailboat Cove entrance. Ride coordinators: Billie and Alan, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 314-682-8344. No cue sheet needed.  21 Nov Tue  MO Visitor Center (Dunn Rd & Riverview Blvd) - Old Chain of Rocks Bridge - MCT Trails - Collinsville (4Ab and 4Ac)
Depart at 9:30 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, 32, 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  23 Nov Thur  Thanksgiving Day; No Rides are Scheduled.
 24 Nov Fri  Old Route 66 with Allenton - 6 Flags Loop (4Cb, 4Cc, 3Bb, & 3Bc)
Check in at 9:00 a.m. for a 9:30 start. Meet at the parking lot of the Route 66 State Park off of I-44. This is an older club ride through Eureka and Pacific. We’ve added a few options to it. Ride 32 or 44 miles with options for additional hilly mileage. The cue sheet has both the longer routes and the shorter ones. The 7 mile hilly option is on both long and short cue sheets. There are some mild rollers on both routes even if you don’t option for the extra hilly mileage towards the end. 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 restrooms. We will keep an eye on the weather. It probably won’t be warm out. Ride will cancel if rain, snow, high winds, or excessive cold (below 30º) is forecasted at start time. Watch the website for cancellation notice. Coordinators: Joe & Sharon Kruchowski, cell: 314-766-0646.   Cue Sheet  27 Nov Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (2Aa)
Meet at 9:30 a.m., depart 10:00 from Sailboat Cove at Creve Coeur Park. Ride will be 17 miles with an opportunity to pedal up a couple of medium C.C. Park hills. Cancel, if raining at start time. Directions: From I-270, exit at Dorsett Rd. West l.5 miles to Marine Ave. Right (north ) on Marine for about 1.3 miles to Sailboat Cove entrance. Ride coordinators: Billie and Alan, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 314-682-8344. No cue sheet needed.  30 Nov Thur  West Alton (MO.) to Portage des Sioux, Short Ride (3Aa and 3Ab)
Meet at 9:30 a.m., depart 10:00 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. Leaders will ride just 20 miles. 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. Coordinators: Billie & Alan, home: 314-291-7860, cell: 314-682-8344   Cue Sheet