STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events

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Participation in STLRC Rides & Hikes is at your own risk. STLRC assumes no liability.

Starting Location:  Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL

Time of Departure:       10:00 AM

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.  Guaranteed good night’s sleep after a winter ride!


  • 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 – Cherry – Millstadt – Freeburg MotoMart

Navigation .fit file –  ColFree44.6                  ColFreeMoto50

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 44.6 miles

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 50 miles

Experience Level:  4Bc

Stops:  #1 Rest rooms in Millstadt at Circle-K.  Main Rest/Food stop in Freeburg at the MotoMart on Hwy 15 & Hwy 13.

Road Hazards:  Could be some “black ice” out there!!!

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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