STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events
New Year’s Eve Polar Bear Ride – Columbia to New Valmeyer
December 31, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Last ride of the 2022 season.
Starting Location: Schnucks Market Place Columbia, IL
Time of Departure: 10:00AM
Description: Riding through the rolling back roads to visit New Valmeyer, IL. Ride Leader plans to ride the 43 mile route.
Ride Leader Expectations – 13.5 – 14+mph avg. with 1250′ of climbing elevation. This ride has some rolling hills and one short 10% climb on Deer Hill. Riding back on the Levee roads.
- From I-55 and I-255 in South St. Louis County go 6.0 miles southeast across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge on I-255.
- Exit IL Hwy 3 South, go 2.2 miles and turn right on Veterans Parkway @ McDonald’s.
- Go 0.1 mile and turn left on Columbia Center just past Regions Bank.
- Turn right into the Schnucks MarketPlace parking lot.
Cue Sheet: Columbia to New Valmeyer
Navigation .fit files – ColNewVal37 ColNewVal43
RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 37.7 mile route
RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 43.2 mile route
Experience Level: 4Cb – 4Cc
Stops: Rest/Food stop in New Valmeyer at the Mike’s Service Convenience store Cedar Bluff & Meyer Roads.
Road Hazards: Dress warmly. At 10AM, forecasted temp is 39 rising to mid 40s with minimal 4 mph westerly wind.
Weather Considerations: The ride will be canceled if: It’s raining or there is a high percentage prediction of rain/snow, too cold or high winds.
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
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