STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events
Columbia to Belleville
August 2 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Participation in STLRC Rides & Hikes is at your own risk. STLRC assumes no liability.
Starting Location: Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL
Time of Departure: 7:00 AM
Description: Rolling ride through pleasant, southern Illinois back roads with Belleville as our rest destination. Mileage options for 42, 44, or 52 miles. Ride leader is trending towards the 42 or 44 mile routes due to high temps.
Ride Leader’s Expectations: Speed – 14-15+ mph Average. Drafting – Yes. Distance – 42 to 52 miles. Elevation: 1510′ to 1870′ of climbing. This ride has rolling hills, the long Imbs Station hill, and a couple of sharp, short, 8% uphills.
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.
- 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.
- We usually park out away from the Pediatric Dentistry storefront.
Please print a copy if you want one. Print on both sides. Long return on back.
Download all of these routes into your devices. We’ll decide at the start.
Experience Level: 4Cc -4Cd
Stops: Several re-group stops to get everyone back together. Belleville rest Stop will be Circle-K on Centreville & Dintelman.
Road Hazards: Chipseal here and there. It just pops up.
Weather Considerations: Dress for the weather. It may be hot. Bring electrolyte drinks and spare snacks. The ride will be canceled if it’s raining at departing time or high percentage of rain forecasted, too windy, or too hot. 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: Joe Kruchowski 314-766-0646 Sharon Kruchowski 314-229-0705
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