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Starting Location: Waterloo, IL Walmart parking lot

Time of Departure:   9:00 AM  

Description:  Taking a nice ride to New Athens, Illinois and back. Options for 49 to 54.7 miles.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed – 14.5 to 15+ mph Average.  We will cruise at 16-20 mph. Many times there are stretches where speeds will increase. Drafting – We like to work together and will be drafting on this ride.  Distance – We’ll decide when we get to New Athens as to return route distance. Climbing Elevation: 1462′ – 1600′ of climbing. This ride has rolling hills and some long grades.  Riding time: Approx. 4+ hours, time on course 4.5 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:  Waterloo to New Athens v3

Navigation .fit Files:  WaterNewAthensv3-49.2               WaterlooNewAthensv3-54.7

Smartphone RidewithGPS link for 49.2 mile route

Smartphone RidewithGPS link for 54.7 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cc

Stops: #1 Rest room break at 12.8 miles Casey’s Smithton and  #2 Rest Stop in New Athens Casey’s.

Road Hazards:

Weather concerns:  We won’t start in the rain 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 Leader: Joe Kruchowski    314-766-0646   Sharon Kruchowski 314-229-0705

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