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

Starting Location:  Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL

Time of Departure:  8:00 AM

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

Ride Leader’s Expectations: Final Speed – 15 to 17 mph Average and 14 to 15 if there is a 2nd Flight. We will cruise sometimes at 16-22 mph. Many times there are stretches where speeds will increase. Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.  Distance – Options for 48 to 52 miles.  Climbing Elevation: 1814′ to 2070‘ of climbing depending on route. This ride has rolling hills.  Riding time: Approx. 3.5+ hours, time on course 4 hours.

2nd Flight:  If anyone is interested in leading a 2nd Flight on this ride at a more moderate pace, please contact the posting ride leader to alert others to your intentions.


  • 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 – Centerville – Waterloo – Smithton 

Please print a copy if you want one.  Ride Leaders have minimal 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. If unable to, speak to the Leader before the start.

USB wire transfer Navigation .fit files:   48 mile      52 mile

Download all of the above .fit files into your devices.

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:   RidewithGPS  file for 48 mile route

RidewithGPS file for 52 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cc – 4Cd             

Stops:  Several to re-group as needed. Optional Rest Rooms – Mobil OTR Waterloo. Main Rest/Food stop in Smithton at the Casey’s convenience store on Main St (Hwy 159) and Brevo St.

Road Hazards:  Centerville Road has the usual potholes in the turns.

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

Ride Leader:    Mike Barton  618-920-3868

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