STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events
Millstadt – Eckert’s – Freeburg Casey’s
August 31 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
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: Millstadt Liederkranz Park (East of Millstadt Village Park – See venue map) Park along the tree line on the west side of Main St. If the rest rooms aren’t open at this park, we’ll stop at the Circle-K on Jefferson at Washington to use the facilities on the way out.
Time of Departure: 7:30 AM
Description: Riding from Millstadt Liederkranz Park to Eckert’s Country Store for a quick rest room break, then hopping on the Orchard Loop Trail to loop through the subdivision surrounding the Orchards Golf Course on our way down to Freeburg for our main rest stop. Then it’s back to the start in Millstadt.
Ride Leader’s Expectations: Speed: 14.5 – 15+mph Average. Some may go faster. Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride. Distance: Ride leader wants to do the 51 mile loop. Elevation: Lots of rollers with a total of approx. 1815′ of climbing. One 9% hill on Plum Hill School Road. It’s not a long hill and you get to ride down the other side. Riding time: Approx. 3.5 hours, time on course 4.5 hours.
2nd Flight: If anyone wants to lead this ride at a more moderate pace and possibly distance also, please contact the posting ride leader of your intentions.
- I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge
- Go right at Exit #6 towards Columbia/Hwy 3 south
- Go for 4.3 miles to right exit up and over Hwy 3 onto Hwy 158 towards Millstadt
- Continue onto IL-158 E for 5.6 miles
- Turn left on Main Street. Go .2 miles
- Liederkranz Park parking along tree line will be on the left
Cue Sheet: Millstadt – Eckerts – Freeburg Casey’s
Print cue sheet if you want one. Ride Leaders will have just a few.
Experience Level: 4Cc – 4Cd
Stops: Rest Room stop at the Eckert’s Country Store and main rest stop at the Freeburg Casey’s.
Road Hazards: Some chip seal may be on this route which should be beat down fairly well.
Weather Considerations: The ride will be canceled if: It’s raining or if there is a high percentage prediction of rain, high winds, or too hot. 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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