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Starting Location:  Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL

Time of Departure:  9:00 AM     (Should be 46° at the start)

Description: Riding the back roads through Smithton and then on to visit Millstadt, IL. Options for 44 to 47.6 miles.  We’ll vote on return route at the Millstadt rest stop.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed – 14 to 15 mph Average.  Sometimes we cruise between 16-20 mph.  Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – 44 or 48 miles.  Decision at Millstadt rest stop as to return mileage.  Climbing Elevation: 1531′ to 1835′ of climbing depending on route. This ride has mild hills.  Riding time: Approx. 3.5+ hours, time on course 4 hours.

2nd Flight Opportunities: Anyone is welcome to lead a 2nd Flight at a more moderate pace and shorter distance on this ride.  Please contact the Ride Leader to coordinate.


  • 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 – Lunch – Schmidt – Millstadt

Navigation .fit Files:    ColCentMills44                ColCentMills47.6

Download all of the above .fit files into your devices. We’ll decide at the start which one to do.

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 44 mile route

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 47.6 mile route

Experience Level:   4Bc              

Stops:  Restroom stop in Smithton at Casey’s on Brevo & Main St.  Main Rest Stop in Millstadt at Circle-K.

Cycling hazard: – Potholes & rough pavement on Centerville Road in the curves.

Weather Considerations: Dress warmly.  The ride will be canceled if: It’s raining/snowing or there is a high percentage prediction of rain, snow, high winds or too cold. Please watch the weather forecasts and radar.  Check the website for any corrections or cancellations before you leave home.


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

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