STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events

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Participation in STLRC Rides & Hikes is at your own risk. STLRC assumes no liability.

All rides are free for St. Louis Recreational Cyclists members. Non-members must join by their second ride.

Starting Location:  Chesterfield Athletic Fields parking

Time of Departure:   8:30am

Description: NO DROP 33 mile loop ride for intermediate riders at a slightly slower pace starting at the Chesterfield athletic Fields.  Rieger, Pond, Manchester, Melrose, and Ossenfort Roads have been added to the shorter 22 mile Loop ride to get to the 33 mile mark.

There will be an option to bail out for 18 miles if needed.

Distance & Elevation:  A little over 33 miles with 1367′ of climbing.  Speed: Probably be 12-13 mph average.  Shorter option for riders would be to just follow Wild Horse Creek back down to Centaur Road if only 22 miles is good enough for you.


  • West on I-64 (Hwy 40) to Exit #14 (Spirit of St. Louis Blvd.)
  • Up exit ramp to traffic roundabout,
  • 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.
  • Turn into parking lot on right. Park by the concession stand restrooms.

Cue Sheet:    Chesterfield Athletic Field – Hardt Loop 33

Please print a copy if you want one.  Ride Leaders bring just a few copies.  All participants are expected to bring either the cue sheet, a cycling computer with the ride’s  Navigation files and/or Smartphone with GPS link.

Navigation .fit File: Hardt Loop

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 33 mile route

Experience Level:  3Cb              

Stops:  Restrooms available at ride start at Chesterfield Athletic Fields.

Road Hazards:  

Weather Considerations: The ride will be canceled if: It’s raining or there is a high percentage prediction of rain, high winds, or too cold. Please watch the weather forecasts and radar.  Check the website for any corrections or cancellations before you leave home.

Ride Leader:    Dale Markley  314 971-6555

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