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:  St. Clair Orchard Park 1295 Orchard Dr, St Clair, MO 63077

Rest Rooms available at the start at Orchard Park.

Time of Departure:  8:00 AM   

Description:  Join us for a nice, rolling country road ride out in St. Clair, MO.  We’ll be riding to the city of Sullivan, taking back roads and a few miles on the outer roads.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Speed: 1st Flight 14 – 15 mph Average.  2nd Flight 12-13 mph Average.   Moving speed will increase on the flatter portions of the ride.  Elevation: 2783′ of climbing      Distance: 49.1 miles.   Rolling hills

2nd Flight:  Sue DiPiano 314-448-0789 is leading a 2nd flight on this ride at a slightly reduced pace.  Please contact Sue if interested and to let her know you are coming.  We will all leave at the same time from the start.


  • Take I-44 west to exit 240 for MO-47 toward Union/St Clair
  • Left on Hwy 47 S/N Main St
  • Cross over I-44
  • Left onto S Service Rd approx. .4 miles
  • Go past Orchard Drive to Park entrance.
  • Right into Orchard Park parking area

Cue Sheets:  St. Clair MO Orchard Park to Sullivan

Print a cue sheet if you want one. Riders are expected to either have a cue sheet or a cycling GPS device with the navigation route file loaded.  You should be prepared to find your way if you get disconnected from the group.

USB wire transfer Navigation .fit files: file

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:  RidewithGPS file for 49.1 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cb – 4Cc    

Stops:  Rest stops available at 24.8 miles, at BP C-Store in Sullivan, at mile 32.5 Stanton exit, Amstar station at Hwy W & Service Rd, and at the Casey’s on Old Route 66 in St. Clair.

Road Hazards:  Always watch out for traffic at street crossings and we will be on some rolling country roads for awhile.

Weather Considerations:     Make sure you bring plenty of electrolyte drinks and have a few snacks in your pockets.  The ride will be canceled if: It’s raining or if there is a high percentage prediction of rain, high winds, or too hot. Please watch the weather forecasts and radar.  Check the website for any corrections or cancellations before you leave home.

Ride Leader:   Joe Kruchowski  314-766-0646   Karen Parham 636-485-8880   Call or text if you have any questions or concerns.

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