STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events
Coffee Ride – Columbia to Smithton
October 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Starting Location: Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL
Time of Departure: 8:00 AM
Description: Rolling ride through the back roads to visit Smithton, IL. Options for 45.4 to 49.5 miles.
Ride Leader’s Expectations: Final Speed – 14 to 15+ mph Average. We will cruise, at times, between 16-20 mph. Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride. Distance – 45.4 to 49.5 miles Climbing Elevation: 1795′ to 1936′ of climbing depending on route. This ride has rolling 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.
Download all of the above .fit files into your devices. We’ll decide at the start which one to do.
Experience Level: 4Cc – 4Cd
Stops: Rest/Food stop in Smithton at the Casey’s convenience store on Main St (Hwy 159) and Brevo St.
Road Hazards: There’s chip seal on Press Road. It’s about a month old so it won’t be too bad. They have chip sealed many roadways on our routes and it’s very difficult to avoid it.
Weather Considerations: The ride will be cancelled if: It’s raining or there is a high percentage prediction of rain or high winds. 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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