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Ride Listing Below Last Updated: 09-26 12:05  DCF



 02 Sept Mon  Lewis & Clark Boathouse to New Town Note change in start location. (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 a,m, for a mostly flat ride to New Town and beyond in St. Charles County. Ride cancelled if raining at ride start time. 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. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Kathy Montgomery-636-233-2848.   Cue Sheet provided morning of ride.  03 Sept Tue  Lewis & Clark Boathouse - St. Peters - O'Fallon - St. Peters (4Ab-4Ac)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. (note the new depart time of 9:00 a.m.) from the Lewis & Clark Boathouse in St. Charles for a flat ride to St. Peters. 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 30, 38, 41, or 49 miles. Rest/Food Stop in St. Peters. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  03 Sept Tue  Mueller Road Soccer Fields - St. Peters - O'Fallon - St. Peters (3Aa, 4Ab and 4Ac)
Meet at 8:30 and depart at 9:00 a.m. from the Mueller Road Soccer Fields for a flat ride to O'Fallon and St. Peters. 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 21, 26, 32, 36, 37, or 41 miles. Rest/Food Stop in St. Peters. Coordinator: Larry Essmann 314-348-0388.   Cue Sheet  05 Sept Thur  Columbia - Centerville Rd - Smithton - Freeburg - Millstadt - Nollman Rd or Saeger Rd (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 37, 40, 47, or 50 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  05 Sept Thur  Dierberg’s (Taylor Rd) – Hwy 100 – Allenton Rd – Six Flags (3Bb and 3Bc)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Dierberg’s on Taylor Rd in Wildwood. and ride for 34 miles. 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 turn onto Taylor Road for one block and then a left turn into the Dierberg’s Parking Lot. Coordinator: Dale Markley, cell: 314-971-6555.   Cue Sheet  06 Sept 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 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.  07 Sept Sat  Columbia, IL Market Place Saturday Coffee Ride (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:30 a.m. (Note change in start time!) 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.  09 Sept Mon  Lewis & Clark Boathouse to New Town (Note start location) (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 8:00 a.m. for a mostly flat ride to New Town and beyond in St. Charles County. Ride cancelled if raining at ride start time. 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. Rest/Food Stop in New town. Coordinator: Jim Musec, cell: 314-910-1791.   Cue Sheet provided morning of ride.  09 Sept 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  10 Sept Tue  Lake St. Louis/Hwy 40 - New Melle - Schaper Rd - Wentzville (3Cb and 3Cc)
Depart at 7:00 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  10 Sept Tue  MCT Trails Ride (3Aa and 3Ba) (Remember! - Cue Sheet)
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: Joan Fromme, cell: 314-560-7536.   Cue Sheet  11 Sept 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 athletic fields access road to the first parking area. Options for68 miles to 43 miles. Rest/Food stops at Six Flags McDonald's (twice) and Heads's Store (if open) in St. Albans. Coordinator: Granville White 314-581-2458   Cue Sheet  12 Sept Thur  Waterloo - G Rd - Renault - V V Rd - Ames Rd - Faust Rd - Red Bud (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 7:00 a.m. from the Wal-Mart parking lot in Waterloo, Illinois for a 50-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  13 Sept 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 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.  14 Sept Sat  Columbia, IL Market Place Saturday Coffee Ride (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:30 a.m. (Note change in start time!) 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. 16 September Mon (Note new starting time and place) O'Fallon, Missouri Civic Park - Lake St. Louis (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 7:30 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); left (west) 0.2 miles on Civic Park Drive to the parking lot on the right. Options for 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 36, 37, 38, 42, 43, 44, or 50 miles. Rest/Food Stop at Lake St. Louis. Coordinator: Harold Wisely, cell: 314-550-0042.   Cue Sheet  16 Sept 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  17 Sept Tue  St. Peters - O'Fallon - Lake St. Louis - Hawk Ridge Trail (4Cb and 4Cc)
Depart at 7:00 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 at Hawk Ridge Trail. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  17 Sept 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. Larry 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. Coordinator: Faye Holdenried, cell: 636-399-4604.   New Cue Sheet - Please bring copy  19 Sept Thur  Columbia - Gall Rd - Coxeyville Rd - Konarcik Rd - Robinson School Rd - Smithton (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 36, 43, or 54 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Smthton. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  19 Sept 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 path 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  20 Sept 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 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.  21 Sept Sat  Columbia, IL Market Place Saturday Coffee Ride (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:30 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.  23 Sept Mon  L&C Boathouse to New Town & Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc) (note depart location & start time)
Depart at 7:30 a.m. for a mostly flat ride to New Town and beyond in St. Charles County. Ride cancelled if raining at ride start time. 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. Rest/Food Stop in New Town. Coordinator: Granville White, cell: 314-581-2458.   Cue Sheet  23 Sept 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  24 Sept Tue  Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex – Monarch Levee Ride (3Bb and 3Bc) (Note Change in Stsrt Location)
Depart at 9:00 a.m. from the Chesterfield athletic fields for a ride on the Monarch Levee path 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: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  24 Sept 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. 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: Vicki McAmis 636-399-2637. No Cue Sheet Needed  26 Sept Thur  Columbia - Falling Springs - Millstadt - Kropp Rd or Saeger 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 41 or 47 miles. Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398.   Cue sheet  26 Sept 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 Sept 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 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.  28 Sept Sat  Columbia, IL Market Place Saturday Coffee Ride (3Bb and 4Bc)
Depart at 7:30 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. 30 Sept Mon  L&C Boathouse to New Town & Beyond (3Bb and 4Bc) (note depart location)
Depart at 7:00 a.m. for a mostly flat ride to New Town and beyond in St. Charles County. Ride cancelled if raining at ride start time. 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. Rest/Food Stop in New Town. Coordinator: Wayne Marsh, home: 636-532-1398, cell: 314-541-5510.   Cue Sheet  30 Sept Mon  Short, Easy Ride in Creve Coeur Park (3Ba)
Meet at 8:30 a.m., depart at 9:00 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