STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events

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Starting Location:  Dames Park O’Fallon off of Hwy. P about .5 miles west of Main Street

Time of Departure:  7:00 AM

Description: Slightly different route riding from Dames Park, O’Fallon, MO, through Lake St. Louis on the way to Old Monroe. Today’s ride will have options for 42 or 46 miles. Ride Leader is partial to the long route unless the wind is howling too bad.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Speed – 14.5 to 15+ mph Average.  There will be stretches where moving speeds will increase. Drafting – We will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – Ride Leader plans on doing the Long route if the weather (temps & wind) cooperates.   Elevation: There will be 2175′ to 2450′ of climbing depending on which route you want to do. This ride has lots rolling hills, some long grades, and a couple of 6% uphills.  Ride Time: Normally complete this ride before 11:00 AM.

Varying from above Objectives: If you want to vary from the above objectives, please formally volunteer, before start time, to lead a section of the ride for yourself and others at the pace or distance you desire.

Special Considerations during this time:

  • Bring mask to wear if requested
  • Stay home if you feel ill or have been exposed to the Coronavirus.

Directions:

    • Head West on I-70  – Exit at exit #218 to E Terra Ln (outer road).
    • Proceed straight .9 miles to right on Main Street.
    • Go north 2.0 miles on Main Street to Hwy P.
    • Turn left and go 0.5 miles to Dames Park entrance on left (Dames Park Plaza sign at entrance)
    • Drive in to parking area.

Or

  • Head West on I-64 -Exit at exit #9 for Hwy K
  • Right on Hwy K
  • Pass under I-70 going North which becomes Main Street
  • From I-70 go 2.0 miles on Main Street to Hwy P
  • Go north 2.0 miles on Main Street to Hwy P
  • Turn left and go 0.5 miles to Dames Park entrance on left (Dames Park Plaza sign at entrance)
  • Drive in to parking area.

Cue Sheet: Dames Park to Old Monroe

Navigation Files: DamOlMon42

DamOlMon46

Download the both of the above .fit files for use in your Garmin or other cycling GPS device.  To use the .fit file in your GPS cycling device: Click on the above .fit file link. The file will download to the downloads folder on your computer. Copy the file to the Garmin folder <New Files folder on your Garmin device. When you go to the Navigation tab, the route will be in your Saved Courses.

Smartphone RidewithGPS link for 42 mile route

Smartphone RideWithGPS link for 46 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cb 

Stops: Two rest stops for you – #1. Huck’s at Lake STL Schnucks. #2. Old Monroe FastLane on Hwy C in Old Monroe.

Road Hazards: Caution needed at Old Hwy 79 bridge crossing.

Weather Considerations: Ride will be cancelled if raining or high percentage prediction, high winds or extreme temps.. Please watch the weather forecasts and radar. Any doubts, Contact ride leader with questions.

Special Notes:  At the start, rest rooms will be available at Dames Park.

Ride Leader:  Joe Kruchowski  314-766-0646

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