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Starting Location: Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL

Time of Departure:     7:30 AM

Description:  Rolling ride through pleasant, southern Illinois back roads with Belleville as our rest destination.   Mileage options for 46 or 53 miles.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Speed – 14.5 to 15+ mph Average.  Many times there are stretches where speeds will increase. Drafting – We like to work together and will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – 46 or 53 miles.  Elevation: 1700′ to 1750′ of climbing. This ride has rolling hills, some long grades, and a couple of sharp, short, 8% uphills.


  • 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 on Columbia Center just past Regions Bank.
  • Turn right into the Schnucks MarketPlace parking lot.
  • We usually park out away from the Pediatric Dentistry storefront.

Cue Sheet:  Columbia – Cement Hollow – Belleville Circle K – Cement Hollow or Cherry

Navigation .fit files:      ColCHolBelle46.4          ColCHBell52.9

RidewithGPS Smartphone file 46.4 mile route

RidewithGPS Smartphone file 52.9 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cc -4Cd

Stops: Belleville rest Stop will be Circle-K on Centreville & Dintelman

Road Hazards: Might be some unaccounted-for fresh chip seal we don’t know about out there.

Weather Considerations:   The ride will be canceled if it’s raining at departing time or high percentage of rain forecasted, too windy, or too hot. Please watch the weather forecasts and radar. Check the website for any corrections or cancellations before you leave home. Contact ride leader with questions.


Ride Leader:    Rick Schuchet  314-583-1664

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