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Starting Location: Waterloo, IL Walmart parking lot

Time of Departure:    8:00 AM   

Description: Scenic southern Illinois 49 mile ride to Red Bud and back with lots of small rollers and about 1900′ of climbing.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed: 15 – 16 mph Average.  We will cruise, at times, between 16-20 mph.  Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – 49 miles. Sorry, no short routes.  Climbing Elevation: 1900′ with rolling hills.  Riding time: Approx. 3.5+ hours, time on course 4 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 9.1 miles to HH Road.
  • Turn right on HH towards Walmart.
  • Turn left at first street and then right into Walmart parking lot.

Cue Sheet: Redbud Rendezvous v3

Printing a cue sheet is recommended if you are not using a navigation file on your cycling GPS device.

Navigation .fit file:  RedRendez49

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for Redbud Rendezvous v3 49

Experience Level: 4Cc and 4Cd

Stops: Casey’s on Hwy. 3 & Shiloh in Red Bud

Road Hazards: Rest stop is at 28 miles so plan accordingly. Bring extra snacks.

Weather Considerations: The ride will be cancelled and rescheduled if: It’s raining at the start location at departing time, high winds expected, or if a large weather front is moving in. We won’t start in the rain. 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 Leader: Joe Kruchowski    314-766-0646   Sharon Kruchowski  314-229-0705

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