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:       7:30 AM

Description:  Riding to visit Freeburg, IL over quiet country roads. Sorry, No short route.  Ride leader plans on riding the 50.6 mile route.

Ride Leader Expectations:   Final Speed – 1st Flight – 15 to 17 mph average  Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.  Distance – 50.6 miles   Climbing Elevation: Approx. 1800′  of climbing. 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 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 – Cherry – Millstadt – Freeburg – Coxeyville

Please print a copy if you want one.  Ride Leaders have minimal copies.  All participants are expected to bring either the cue sheet, a cycling computer with the ride’s  Navigation files and/or Smartphone with GPS link. If unable to, speak to the Leader before the start.

USB wire transfer Navigation .fit files:  50.6 mile .fit

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

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:

RidewithGPS file for 50.6 miles – Coxeyville Return

Experience Level:  4Bd

Stops:  Re-group stops as needed to stay together. Optional Rest rooms in Millstadt at Circle-K on the way out.  Main Rest/Food stop in Freeburg at the MotoMart on Hwy 15.

Road Hazards:   Might be a spot of chip seal that I don’t know about.

Weather Considerations: The ride will be canceled if: It’s raining or there is a high percentage prediction of rain, too hot or high winds.

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

Ride Leader:    Mike Byrd   618-719-1404

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