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.

Weather Alert:  We’ll be watching the weather closely. Predictions are for rain all week everyday so I’ll cancel if there is a high chance of rain. Hopefully we can 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:  8:30 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 at  Casey’s. Then it’s back to the start in Millstadt.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Speed:  1st Flight -15 to 17 mph Average  2nd Flight (If there is one) 14 to 15 mph. 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

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.  Riders should be able to find their way back if an unforeseeable event happens during this ride.

Please print a cue sheet if you can.  Ride Leaders will have limited extra copies.

Navigation .fit file:   41 mile           46.2 mile           51 mile

RidewithGPS file for Smartphones 41 mile route

RidewithGPS file for Smartphones 46.2 mile route

RidewithGPS file for Smartphones 51 mile route

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:  

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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