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Starting Location:  Dames Park O’Fallon off of Hwy. P about .5 miles west of Main Street. Nice rest rooms available at Dames Park.

Time of Departure:  7:00 AM 

Description: Rolling hills to Winfield Dam and back .  Today’s ride will have options for 33, 42 or 49 miles.  Ride leader wants to do the 49 mile route to the Winfield Dam.  Rest Rooms available at the Dam parking area.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed – 14.5 to 15+ mph average.  Sometimes cruising at 16-20 mph. Drafting – We will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – 33, 42 or 49 miles.   Climbing Elevation: 2266′ to 2381′ of climbing depending on route. This ride has rolling hills and some long, gentle grades, and one “you better be in your lowest gear” climb.   Riding time: Approx. 4+ hours, time on course 4.5 hours. 

2nd Flight:  If anyone else wants to lead a 2nd flight at a more moderate pace on this ride, please contact the ride leader if interested.

Directions:

  • Head West on I-70  – Exit at exit #220 to Hwy 79 N.
  • Proceed 4.1 miles to Left on N. Main Street (Hwy M).
  • Go 1.0 miles on Main Street to Right on Hwy P.
  • 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 Winfield Dam

Print a cue sheet if you want one for the route.  Print cue sheet on both sides if you want the shortest route on the back.  

Navigation Files for Cycling GPS devices: DamesWD49    DamesWinDam42       DamesWinDam33

RidewithGPS File for Smartphones – 33 mile route

RidewithGPS File for Smartphones – 42 mile route

RidewithGPS File for Smartphones – 49 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cb 

Stops: #1 Rest room stop at the Old Monroe FastLane. #2 Rest stop at Winfield Casey’s on Hwy 47. #3 Optional Rest Stop at the N. Ethlyn Market on Ethlyn Road.  #4 Optional Rest room stop back at the Old Monroe FastLane.

Road Hazards: Caution needed at Old Hwy 79 bridge crossing.  Caution needed on the bottom of Birkhead Road (Steep downhill and then a steep uphill) where there is a low water bridge.  There is usually a small amount of water flowing across the road there.  And then you want to be in your lowest gear because you immediately go up a steep climb.  Not very long but if you’re not ready for it, you’ll be walking.

Weather Considerations: Ride will be cancelled if raining at start or if the weather forecast doesn’t look good. Please watch the weather forecasts and radar. Any doubts, Contact ride leader with questions.

Special Notes:  Gonna be hot today. Bring electrolyte drinks and snacks. Rest rooms available at Dames Park start.  Lots of rollers.

Ride Leader:  Joe Kruchowski  314-766-0646   Sharon Kruchowski  314-229-0705

 

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