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Starting Location:  Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL

Time of Departure:       10:00AM

Description:  Rolling ride through the back roads to visit Freeburg, IL.

Ride Leader Expectations:   Final Speed – 14 – 15 mph Average.   Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.  Distance – 44.6 or 50 miles.  Depends on rider comfort. Climbing Elevation: 1530′ to 1775′  of climbing depending on route. This ride has mild hills.  Riding time: Approx. 4+ hours, time on course 4.5 hours.

2nd Flight:   If anyone else wants to lead a 2nd flight at a more moderate pace or distance 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.

Cue Sheet:  Columbia – Centerville – Smithton – Freeburg – Apple or Skaer

USB wire transfer Navigation .fit files:  44.4 mile .fit        51.5 mile .fit

Download all of the above .fit files into your devices.

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:

RidewithGPS file for 44.4 miles

RidewithGPS file for 51.5 miles

Experience Level:  4Bc

Stops:  Re-group stops as needed to stay together.  Main Rest/Food stop in Freeburg at the MotoMart on Hwy 15 & Hwy 13. Rest Room stop in Millstadt on the short return.R

Road Hazards:  Centerville Road has holes through the curves.

Weather Considerations: The ride will be canceled if: It’s raining or there is a high percentage prediction of rain/snow, too cold or high winds. Going to be colder so dress warm.

Please watch the weather forecasts and radar.  Check the website for any corrections or cancellations before you leave home.

Ride Leader:    Joe Kruchowski  314-766-0646   Sharon Kruchowski  314-229-0705



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