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: Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL

Time of Departure:     8:00 AM

Description:  Rolling ride through pleasant, southern Illinois back roads with the Belleville BreadCo as our rest destination.   Mileage options for 43.3 to 48.9 miles.  Ride Leader plans on riding the 48.9 mile route.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Speed – 15 to 17 mph Average.  Many times there are stretches where speeds will increase. Drafting – We like to work together and will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – 43.3 to 48.9 miles.   Elevation: 1681′ to 1824′ of climbing. This ride has rolling hills, some long grades, and a couple of sharp, short, 8% uphills.

2nd Flight:  If anyone wants to lead this ride at a more moderate pace and possibly distance also, please contact the posting ride leader of your intentions.


  • 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 – Cement Hollow – Belleville BreadCo – Cherry

For USB Cable Transfer Navigation .fit files:  43.3 mile route              48.9 mile route

For Smartphone or Laptop Transfer:

RidewithGPS file 43.3 mile route

RidewithGPS file 48.9 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cd

Stops: Re-Group stops as needed. Belleville rest Stop will be the St. Louis BreadCo on Belleville Crossing St. Optional Rest Rooms in Millstadt at Circle-K on the return at 39 miles.

Road Hazards: Might be some chip n’ seal out there.

Weather Considerations:   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:    Mike Byrd  618-719-1404

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