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.

For the safety and enjoyment of Participants the ride leaders have the responsibility to request riders not in compliance with club guidelines to leave the group.

Starting Location:  Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL

Time of Departure:       9:00 AM

Description:  Riding via Waterloo down the back roads to New Valmeyer, IL then home on the Levee Road.  It will be in the 30’s at the start and may get up to 48 degrees but cloudy so dress appropriately.

2nd Flight: If anyone wants to lead a 2nd flight on this ride at a faster pace, please let me know.

Ride Leader Expectations – Final Speed – 14 to 15 mph Avg. 1st Flight. Some speedsters may go faster and we’ll let them go!  If there is 2nd Flight – 12 to 13 mph Average.  1st Flight will cruise, at times, between 16-20+ mph.  Distance:  46  miles.  Climbing Elevation:  1300ft of climbing.  This ride has some hills at the start and a flat return. Riding time: Approx. 4+ hours, time on course 5 hours.


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 – Waterloo – Madonnaville – Valmeyer – Levee Road 45.7

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.

Please print a cue sheet.  Ride Leaders will limited extra copies.

For USB cable Transfer Navigation .fit File:     45.7

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:   RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 45.7 mile route 

Experience Level:  4Cc – 4Cb

Stops:  Several pauses to re-group.  Convenience stop if needed at mile 11 in Columbia and a Rest/Food stop at mile 29 in New Valmeyer at the Mike’s Service Convenience store.

Road Hazards: None known at the time of posting.

Expected Weather Considerations:   Mostly cloudy with a 5 to 10mph NNW wind. The ride will be canceled if it’s raining, if there is a high percentage prediction of rain, too cold or high winds.

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

Ride Leaders:    Granville White  314 581-2458

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