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:     7:00 AM

Description:  Rolling ride through pleasant, southern Illinois back roads with the Millstadt CircleK as our rest destination.   Mileage options for 37.3 to 44.3 miles.  Ride Leader plans on riding the 44.3 mile route.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Speed – 14 to 15 mph average. 15 to 17 mph Average for the speedsters.  Many times there are stretches where speeds will increase. Drafting – We like to work together and will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – 37.3 to 44.3 miles.   Elevation: 1582′ to 1700′ of climbing. This ride has rolling hills and some long grades.

2nd Flight:  If anyone wants to lead this ride at a faster 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 – D Rd – Coxeyville – Quirin – Millstadt

For USB Cable Transfer Navigation .fit files:  37.3 mile route              44.3 mile route

For Smartphone or Laptop Transfer:

RidewithGPS file 37.3 mile route

RidewithGPS file 44.3 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cc & 4Cd

Stops: Re-Group stops as needed. Millstadt rest stop will be the CircleK at Washington and Jefferson.

Road Hazards: 

Weather Considerations:   It will be hot today.  Bring electrolytes drinks and snacks to eat. 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:    Rick Schuchet  314-583-1664

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