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:       9:30 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 50.8 mile route and take advantage of the southerly tailwind for a quick return.

2nd Flight: Leslie McCormick is leading a 2nd flight on this ride at a more moderate pace and possibly distance also.

Ride Leader Expectations – Final Speed – 15 to 17 mph Avg. 1st Flight.  If there is 2nd Flight – 13 to 15 mph Average.  We will cruise, at times, between 16-20 mph.  Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.   Distance 47.6 to 50.8 miles – Ride Leader plans on the 50.8 mile route.  Climbing Elevation: 1410′ to 1475′ of climbing.  This ride has rolling hills and the short, steep 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 Rd – HH Rd – Waterloo – G Rd – New Valmeyer – Levee

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.

Pro Tip:  Download all navigation routes to your cycling GPS devices in case you have to switch routes because of weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

For USB cable Transfer Navigation .fit File:   47.6 mile        50.8 mile

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 47.6 route

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 50.8 route

Experience Level:  4Cc – 4Cd

Stops:  Several to re-group.  #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.  Trying to avoid the recent chipseal.

Weather Considerations:   The ride will be canceled if: It’s raining or 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:    Joe Kruchowski  314-766-0646   Sharon Kruchowski  314-229-0705.  Leslie McCormick  314-406-8390

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