STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events

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

Starting Location: Waterloo, IL Walmart parking lot

Time of Departure:   8:00 AM  Start

Expect slight route adjustments due to chip seal activity on G Road. 

The cue sheet and navigation file was changed at 3:30PM Thursday so print out a new cue sheet and download a new navigation file.

Description:  Starting the Saturday Coffee Ride from a different location, Waterloo Walmart. Join us for an early start to Prairie Du Rocher and back. Should be done before noon..  Should be able to get a sandwich and drinks at Myer’s Korner Market if needed.  Rest Rooms available at Waterloo Walmart at the start and at Prairie du Rocher City Park.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed – 14 to 15+ mph Average.  We will cruise sometimes at 16-20 mph. Many times there are stretches where speeds will increase. Drafting – We will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – 51 miles – Sorry, no short return.  Climbing Elevation: 2029of climbing. This ride has rolling hills and one long climb up Fults Road.  Riding time: Approx. 4+ hours, time on course 5 hours.

2nd Flight:  If anyone else wants to lead a 2nd flight at a more moderate pace on this ride, please contact the ride leader if interested.

Directions:

  • I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge.
  • Go right at Exit #6 towards Columbia/Hwy 3 south.
  • Go for 9.1 miles to HH Road.
  • Turn right on HH towards Walmart.
  • Turn left at first street and then right into Walmart parking lot.

Cue Sheet:  Waterloo – G – Prairie Du Rocher – Fults v2

Please print a copy if you want one.

Navigation .fit Files:  Waterloo-G-Prairie_52

Smartphone RidewithGPS link for 51 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cc

Stops: Re-group stops as needed to stay together. #1 Optional Rest room break at 3.4 miles Amoco at Front and Market Streets.  #2 Main Rest Stop in Prairie at Myer’s Korner Market with rest rooms on Main St – Prairie City Park.

Road Hazards:  N. Moore Street is closed so we’ll go down the bike path adjacent to Hwy 3.  Morrison is closed at Front St. also and we will divert to Legion. . Could be hot out there today. Take precautions.  Bring Electrolyte drinks and snacks.

Weather concerns:  We won’t start in the rain or if excessively windy, or if a large weather front is moving in. 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   Joe Kruchowski    314-766-0646   Sharon Kruchowski 314-229-0705

 

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