STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events

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

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:  8:30AM   

Description:  Riding from Millstadt Liederkranz Park to Freeburg for a quick rest room break and then back over to Smithton for our main rest stop. Then it’s back to the start in Millstadt.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Speed: 14.5 – 15+mph Average.   Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.  Distance:  44.6 or 47.3 miles depending on the return.   Elevation:  Lots of rollers with a total of approx. 1300′ of climbing on both routes.   Riding time: Approx. 3 hours, time on course 4 hours.

2nd Flight:  Leslie McCormick 314-406-8390 is leading a 2nd Flight for this ride starting at 9:15 at a slower pace.  Let Leslie know if you plan on joining her.


  • 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 Sheets:  Millstadt Liederkranz Park to Smithton

Print a cue sheet if you want one.  Ride Leaders will have just a few.

Important: 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. If unable to, speak to the Leaders before the start.

USB wire transfer Navigation .fit files:    44.6            47.3

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:

RidewithGPS file for 44.6 mile route

RidewithGPS file for  47.3 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cb – 4Cc – 4Cd

Stops:  Rest Room stop at the Freeburg MotoMart at 12.2 miles and Main rest stop at the Smithton Casey’s at 36.2 miles

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 cold/hot. Please watch the weather forecasts and radar.  Check the website for any corrections or cancellations before you leave home.

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

Leslie McCormick 314-406-8390

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