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Participation in STLRC Rides & Hikes is at your own risk. STLRC assumes no liability.

Starting Location:  Millstadt Liederkranz Park    Park along the tree line on the west side of Main Street.

Time of Departure:  7:00 AM

Description:  Riding to Smithton today with a loop around Freeburg with two different length returns offered from Smithton.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed: 14.5-15 mph Average.   Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – 44.6 to 47.4 miles.  Climbing Elevation:  Approx. 1300′ of climbing.  Riding time: Approx. 3.5 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.


  • 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 Liederkranz Park to Smithton

Print one out if you want one. Ride leader has minimal copies of cue sheet.

Navigation .fit files:  MillsSmith44.6          MillsSmith47.4

RidewithGPS Route for Smartphones 44.6 mile route

RidewithGPS Route for Smartphones 47.4 mile route

Experience Level:  4Bb – 4Bc

Stops:  Rest stops at the Freeburg MotoMart going out.  Rest/Food Stop in Millstadt at the Circle-K.

Road Hazards:  Might be a spot of chip seal here and there. It’s the season.   May be hot so take precautions. Bring electrolyte drinks and snacks.

Weather Considerations: The ride will be canceled if: It’s raining or if there is a high percentage prediction of rain or high winds. 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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