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:   9:00 AM

Description:  Riding to New Athens, Illinois and back. Options for 46 to 52 miles. Ride Leaders are planning on riding the 46 mile route.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed – 14 to 15 mph average and 12 to 13+ mph average if we have a 2nd Flight.  We will cruise at times at 16-20 mph. Many times there are stretches where speeds will increase. Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.  Distance: 46 to 52 miles.  Climbing Elevation: Approx. 1310′ to 1553′ of climbing depending on route. This ride has rolling hills and some long grades.  Riding time: Approx. 4+ hours, time on course 4.5 hours

2nd Flight:  If anyone is interested in leading a 2nd Flight on this ride, please contact the posting ride leader.


  • 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:  Waterloo to New Athens V1

Please print a copy if you want one. Print on both sides to get the long route.  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.

For USB wire transfer – Navigation .Fit files:   46.7 mile      49.2 mile    52 mile

Download all .fit files for use in your Garmin or other cycling GPS device.

For Smartphone Transfer to Cycling GPS devices:

Smartphone RidewithGPS link for 46.7 mile route

Smartphone RidewithGPS link for 49.2 mile route

Smartphone RidewithGPS link for 52 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cb – 4Cc

Stops:  On the all Routes – #1 Rest Stop  New Athens Casey’s and on the medium and long routes #2  Rest Stop – in Smithton at Casey’s.

Road Hazards:  

Weather concerns:  We won’t start in the rain, too cold, or 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 Leaders: Joe Kruchowski  314-766-0646   Sharon Kruchowski  314-229-0705


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