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Starting Location:  Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL

Time of Departure:       7:00 AM

Description:  Riding through the rolling back roads to visit Waterloo on our way to New Valmeyer, IL.  Return will be on the levee roads with a nice tailwind. Ride Leader plans to ride the 45 mile route and take advantage of the southerly tailwind for a quick return.

Ride Leader Expectations – Final Speed – 14.5 – 15+ mph Average.  We will cruise, at times, between 16-20 mph.  Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – Ride Leader plans on the 45 mile route. Grandkids coming into town today.  Climbing Elevation: 1400′ of climbing.  This ride has rolling hills and the short climb up D Road at the very start.  Riding time: Approx. 3.5+ hours, time on course 4 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 – D- Gall – Waterloo – Kaskaskia – New Valmeyer – Levee

Navigation .fit files –  ColNewVal45                    ColNewVal48

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 45 route

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 48 route

Experience Level:  4Cc – 4Cd

Stops:  #1 Rest Room stop in Waterloo at the Mobil OTR on Hwy 3 & Country Club.  #2 Rest/Food stop in New Valmeyer at the Mike’s Service Convenience store Cedar Bluff & Meyer Roads.

Road Hazards:  None that I know of.

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

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