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Starting Location:  Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL

Time of Departure:       9:00AM

Description:  Riding through the rolling back roads to visit New Valmeyer, IL.  Trying to get a ride in before the rain starts early afternoon.  We’ll check the time and radar at the rest stop to see what length return we do. Load both routes into your cycling GPS devices.

Ride Leader Expectations – 14+mph avg. with 1300+’ of climbing elevation.  Expecting a headwind down to New Valmeyer and a nice return tailwind back.  Want to finish around 12 Noon or so to beat the rain.


  • 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 to New Valmeyer 

USB wire transfer Navigation .fit files:

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:

RidewithGPS file for 37.7 mile route

RidewithGPS file for 43 mile route

Experience Level:  3Cc

Stops:  Rest/Food stop in New Valmeyer at the Mike’s Service Convenience store Cedar Bluff & Meyer Roads.

Road Hazards:  Dress very warmly. Temps are staying in the mid 30s to low 40s with a wind chill.

Weather Considerations: The ride will be canceled if: It’s raining or there is a high percentage prediction of rain/snow, 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:  Joe Kruchowski  314-766-0646     Sharon Kruchowski  314-229-0705

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