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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 42 miles.  Group vote at the rest stop in Waterloo as to return length.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed – 13.5 – 14.5 mph Average.  Sometimes we cruise between 16-20 mph if we have a nice tailwind. Should have a tailwind on some stretches.  Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.  Distance – 34 to 42 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.


  • 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 – Konarcik – Waterloo – Gall or Levee v2

Navigation .fit Files:  ColWatLevee42.2           ColWatGall36


Download all of the above .fit files into your devices. We’ll decide at the rest stop which return to do.

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 42 mile route

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 36 mile route

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 34 mile route

Experience Level:  4Bb – 4Bc              

Stops:  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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