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: Waterloo, IL Walmart parking lot

Time of Departure:   7:30 AM  

Description:  Scenic ride to Red Bud with rolling hills and low traffic roadways.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed – 14.5 to 15+ mph Average.  We will cruise sometimes at 16-20 mph. Many times there are stretches where speeds will increase. Drafting – Yes  Distance – 49 miles – Sorry, no short return.  Climbing Elevation: 1886 of climbing. This ride has rolling hills and some long grades.  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:  Red Bud Rendezvous v3

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:     Smartphone RidewithGPS link for 49 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cc

Stops: Several re-group stops to keep the group together. #1 Main Rest Stop in Red Bud at Casey’s Redbud – Hwy 3 & Shiloh Dr. at 27 miles   #3 Optional Rest Rooms – Amoco Front St. & Market in Waterloo at 45.5 miles.

Road Hazards:  

Weather concerns:  We won’t start in the rain, too hot, if excessively windy, or if a large weather front is moving in. 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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