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

Starting Location:  Pacific Community Park, 724 W Congress St, Pacific, MO 63069

This park is on West Congress Street approx. .2 miles west of 4th Street. Turn on Birk Circle into the park across from the Pacific Eagles Social Room. Look at the venue directions carefully.  Park your vehicles by the rest rooms straight ahead as you enter the park.

Time of Departure:  10:00 AM

Description:   Only one length option and that is 49 miles with 2600′ of climbing.  This route is a little different than last time with a little route change at the beginning. Main rest stop/lunch will be a group decision of either the BP Station or Joe’s Deli on Main St, Washington or any other place in the immediate vicinity you prefer.  There are several convenience store rest stops available also.  There are rest rooms available at the start at the Pacific Community Park.

Ride Leader Expectations:

Final Speed – 14+ to 15 mph Average.    Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – 49 miles. No short options. Climbing Elevation: Approx. 2600′ of climbing. This ride has rolling hills and some long grades.  No killer hills. Riding time: Approx. 3.5+ hours, time on course 4.5 hours. Rest stops: Several to regroup and food stop in Washington, MO.  NO DROP RIDE

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.

Directions:

  • Take I-44 west to Pacific Exit 257.
  • Turn Left onto Viaduct Street for .1 mile
  • Go under I-44.
  • Turn Left on W. Osage St for .2 miles
  • Turn Right on Payne St for .4 miles
  • Turn Left on W Congress for .3 miles to
  • Right on Birk Circle into Pacific Community Park (Across from 707 W Congress St)
  • Go to parking area straight ahead on the left.

Cue Sheet: Pacific Community Park to Washington 49

Navigation .fit file:   PacWash_49

Smartphone RidewithGPS file for 49 mile route

Stops:  #1 Optional rest room stop, , Phillips 66 at Hwy 100 & Old 66. #2 Rest stop is at the Washington BP at 25.0 miles and #3 Rest Rooms – Phillips 66 at Hwy 100 & Old Route 66.  Not locked in stone for lunch. Other food options in Washington are available. Ride leader can be gently persuaded.

Road Hazards: May have some heavier traffic on a few roads.  There will be some climbing but no monster hills. Steepest gradient is 8% for .2 mile. Lots of rollers though. Old Hwy 100 is a slight climb out of Washington.

Weather Considerations: The ride will be canceled if it’s raining, too windy, or too cold. Please watch the weather forecasts and radar. Check the website for any corrections or cancellations before you leave home. Contact ride leader with questions.

Ride Leaders:    Karen Parham  636-485-8880 and Kathy Montgomery 636-233-2848

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