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Starting Location:  Metro East Park and Recreation District Office.  104 United Drive. Collinsville, IL 62234

Time of Departure:  8:00AM

Description:  Riding to St. Jacob and then onto Marine. Return on a combination trail and road.

Restrooms at the start: Available behind MEPRC Building.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed: 14-14.5 mph Average.  Sometimes we cruise between 16-20 mph.  Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.   Distance – 49.1 miles.  No short route.   Climbing Elevation:  1465′ of climbing.  Riding time: Approx. 4 hours, time on course 4.5 hours.  

2nd Flight:  Faye Holdenried is leading a 2nd Flight at approx. 12 mph average.  Optional stop at Marine Diner for lunch mile 29.

Directions:

From I-255 South: 

  • Cross the JB Bridge on I-255, head North approx. 22.5 miles
  • Take the Horseshoe Lake Road exit (exit #26).
  • Turn Left (East) on Horseshoe Lake Road for 0.6 miles.
  • Turn right on Freedom Drive, and then turn left, at the tee, on United Dr. (unmarked) to the Metro East Park and Recreation parking lot, directly behind Culver’s restaurant.

From I-70 East:

  • exit at IL Route 157 (exit #11- Collinsville).
  • North on Rt. 157 for 0.5 miles.
  • Left on United Drive (the road just before Culver’s)
  • Right into the Metro East Park and Recreation parking lot.

Cue Sheet:  MCT Trailhead to St. Jacob & Marine          (Please bring a copy if you want one)

Navigation .Fit file:   MCTStJacobMarine50

RidewithGPS Smartphone file for 50 mile route

Experience Level:  4Bc

Stops:  Several to regroup. Restrooms at Drost Park if needed.  Options for Rest/Food in St. Jacob and in Marine.

Road Hazards: 

Weather Considerations:  Ride will be canceled if raining at start time, too windy or the forecast looks sketchy. Please watch the weather forecasts and radar.

Ride Leaders:   Joe Kruchowski 314-766-0646    Sharon Kruchowski  314-229-0705

 

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