STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events

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Starting Location:  Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL

Time of Departure:       7:00 AM

Description:  Rolling ride through the back roads to visit Freeburg, IL.

Ride Leader Expectations – 14.5 to 15 mph avg. with 1530′ to 1780’of climbing elevation depending on which route we take.  A few speedsters may up that average to 15 to 17 but we let them go on ahead.


  • 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.

Cue Sheet:  Columbia to Freeburg – Motomart

Print out a cue sheet if you’d like one.

Navigation .fit file –  ColFree44.6               ColFree50

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 44.6 mile route

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 50 mile route

Experience Level:  4Bc – 4Bd

Stops:  Rest/Food stop in Freeburg at the MotoMart on Hwy 15 & Hwy 13.

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 hot.  Bring plenty of electrolyte drinks and snacks.

Please watch the weather forecasts and radar.  Check the website for any corrections or cancellations before you leave home.


Ride Leader:    Rick Schuchet   314-583-1664

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