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:  Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL

Time of Departure:   8:00 AM

Description: Riding North through the back roads to visit Millstadt, IL. Options for 44 to 49 miles.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed – 15 to 17 mph Average & 14 to 15 mph Average.  Sometimes we cruise between 16-20 mph if we have a nice tailwind.  Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – 44, 48 miles or 49 miles depending on return selected from Millstadt.  Climbing Elevation: 1235′ to 1516′  of climbing depending on route. This ride has mild hills.  Riding time: Approx. 3.5+ hours, time on course 4 hours.


  • 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- Davis St Ferry – Stolle – Triple Lakes – Millstadt v2

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.  Riders should be able to find their way back if an unforeseeable event happens during this ride.

Please print a cue sheet if you can.  Ride Leaders will have limited extra copies.

USB wire transfer Navigation .fit files –   44 mile .fit file            48 mile .fit file            49 mile. fit file

Download all of the above .fit files into your devices. We’ll decide at the Millstadt rest stop which one to do.

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:    RidewithGPS file for 44 mile route       

RidewithGPS file for 48 mile route – D Rd return 

RidewithGPS for 49 mile route – Gall return

Download all of the above RidewithGPS routes into your devices. We’ll decide at the Millstadt rest stop as to the proper return.

Experience Level:  4Bc – 4Bd              

Stops:  Restroom stop in Dupo at the Conoco convenience store on Stolle close to Hwy 3. Main Rest Stop in Millstadt at Circle-K.

Road Hazards:   Might be a little wind from the North.

Weather Considerations:   The ride will be cancelled if: It’s raining or if there is a high percentage prediction of rain, high winds or too hot. 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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