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.

Starting Location:  Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL

Time of Departure:  10:00AM

Description: Riding through the back roads to visit Waterloo, IL. Options for 34 to 40 miles.  Group vote at the rest stop in Waterloo as to return length.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed – 14 to 15 mph Average.  12 to 13 mph if we have a 2nd Flight. Sometimes we cruise between 16-20 mph if conditions permit.  Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.  Distance – 34 to 40 miles.  Group vote at rest stop for return distance. Climbing Elevation: 1461′ of climbing on all routes. This ride has mild hills. No big climbs!  Riding time: Approx. 3.5+ hours, time on course 4 hours.  Dress warm. Temps in the mid 30s.

2nd Flight Opportunities: Anyone is welcome to lead a 2nd Flight at a more moderate pace on this ride.  Please contact the posting 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 – Stemler – Millstadt – Bohleysville – Waterloo (Winter Routes)

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. If unable to, speak to the Leader before the start.

Print a cue sheet if you want one.  Ride Leaders will have just a few extra.

For USB cable Transfer Navigation .fit File:      34 Mile          40.4 Mile

Download both .fit files for use in your Garmin or other cycling GPS device.

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:   

Download both Routes

Smartphone RidewithGPS link for 34 mile route

Smartphone RidewithGPS link for 40 mile route

Experience Level:  4Bb – 4Bc              

Stops:  #1 Optn. Rest Stop in Millstadt if needed.  Main Rest Stop in Waterloo at Mobil On-the-Run on Country Club & Hwy 3.

Road Hazards:   Might be a little windy and we’re always looking out for “black ice”.

Weather Considerations: Dress warm. Wear your winter gear. Probably be starting in the mid 30s and staying there.  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 Leader:    Joe Kruchowski 314-766-0646   Sharon Kruchowski  314-229-0705

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