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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.

Cue Sheet:  Columbia – Imbs Station – Belleville Circle K – Zingg – Stemler v2

Please print a copy if you want one.  Print on both sides. Long return on back.

Navigation .fit files:   Col_ImbsZ42            Col_ImbsCher44.3                Col_ImbsGall52

Download all of these routes into your devices. We’ll decide at the start.

RidewithGPS Smartphone file 42 mile route

RidewithGPS Smartphone file 44 mile route

RidewithGPS Smartphone file 52 mile route

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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