STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events
Columbia IL to Smithton
February 2 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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: 9:30 AM
Description: Rolling ride through the back roads to visit Smithton, IL.
Ride Leader’s Expectations: Speed: 14+ mph avg. Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride. Distance – Options for 43 to 48 miles. Ride leader wants to do the 43 mile route. Climbing Elevation: 1550′ to 1815′ 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.
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.
Download all of the above .fit files into your devices.
For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer: RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 43 mile route
Experience Level: 4Cb – 4Cc
Stops: 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, snow, high winds, or too cold. 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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