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:  Schnuck’s Market Place, Columbia, IL

Assembly Time:  6:40 AM

Departure Time:  7:00 AM

Description: Riding from Columbia for 20 miles on the flats then a hilly return from Maeystown via Deer Hill.

Expectations:  Speed: 13.5 – 14.5 mph Average.  There are stretches where speeds will be greater. Distance – 46 miles.    Elevation: 1500 feet of climbing including a couple of steep hills.

Special Considerations:  Temperatures will reach the high 80’s. Bringing sunscreen and hydration is essential. There are no food for purchase options on this ride.

Driving Directions:

  • 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 Schnuck’s Market Place parking lot.

Cue Sheet:    Columbia – Levee – Maeystown – Baum – Deer Hill – D Rd  46.6   Print a copy.

USB wire transfer Navigation .fit files:   46.6 mile

For Smartphone Transfer:    RidewithGPS

Experience Level: 4Cc

Stops:  Regrouping / hydration stops. Snack break at Maeystown Community Park at the foot of Baum Rd. / Mill Rd. (Cuts 0.5 mile from Route.)

Road Hazards: Unknown.

Weather Considerations:  It will be hot. Ride will be canceled if it’s raining at start time or if the forecast looks sketchy. Please watch the weather forecasts and radar ad check this Posting in the morning.

Ride Leader:   Granville White 314 581-2458

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