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.

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:  1st Flight  7:00 AM            2nd Flight  7:10AM

Description:   Riding from Pacific, MO to Washington, MO along some beautiful roads with great scenery. Heading into Washington on the bike trail which runs alongside the Missouri River.  It’s 49 miles with 2600′ of climbing.  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.

2nd Flight:  Kathy Montgomery is leading a 2nd flight on this ride starting at 7:10AM.


  • 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

Please print a copy if you want one.  Ride Leaders have minimal copies.  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 Leader before the start.

USB wire transfer Navigation .fit files:    49 mile

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:     RidewithGPS file for 49 mile route

Stops: Several to regroup.  #1 Optional rest room stop, , Phillips 66 at Hwy 100 & Old 66. #2 Main Rest stop is at the Washington BP at 25.0 miles, Rest Rooms available in Washington on the riverfront and  Rest Rooms – Phillips 66 at Hwy 100 & Old Route 66.

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: Bring Electrolyte drinks and some snacks.  The ride will be canceled if it’s raining, too windy, or too hot. 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:    Joe Kruchowski  314-766-0646     Sharon Kruchowski  314-229-0705

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