STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events

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Participation in STLRC Rides 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: Riding down to Maeystown through the hills to escape from the wind and then returning through Waterloo.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed – 1st Flight 15 to 17+ mph Average.  2nd Flight (If there is one) 14 to 15 mph average. Drafting – Yes.  Distance – 46.6 miles.  Climbing Elevation: 2097′  of climbing.

2nd Flight: If anyone would like to lead a 2nd Flight on this ride, please contact Joe Kruchowski at 314-766-0646 to get the 2nd Flight listed on this posting.


  • 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 46.6 – D Rd – Deer Hill – Maeystown – Bushy Prairie – Waterloo

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.  Riders should be able to find their way back if an unforeseeable event happens during this ride.

Print a cue sheet if you want one.

For USB cable Transfer Navigation .fit File:   46.6 mile

For Smartphone Transfer:       RidewithGPS for 46.6 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cd – 4Cc    

Stops:    Regroup stops as needed.  1. Main rest stop – The Roastery Coffee Shop in Maeystown  2. Rest Rooms – Amoco Station at Front & Market Streets on the return.

Road Hazards:  None known at time of posting

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