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Starting Location: Waterloo, IL Walmart parking lot

Time of Departure:   7:00 AM  Getting an early start to beat the heat.

Description:  We’re riding the southern route to Red Bud.  Route may be shortened due to the heat.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed – 14 to 15+ mph Average.  We will cruise sometimes 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 – 49 miles – Sorry, no short return.  Climbing Elevation: 2035′ 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:  Waterloo to Redbud – Another Way

Please print a copy if you want one.

Navigation .fit Files:  WaterRedBud49                     Bail Out 20

Load both .fit files in your devices.  We may use the Bail out 20 route to come back to Waterloo instead of continuing on to Red Bud if it’s too hot.

Smartphone RidewithGPS link for 49 mile route

Smartphone RidewithGPS link for the Bail Out 20 route

Experience Level:  4Cc

Stops: Several re-group stops to keep the group together. #1 Rest room break at 19.4 miles Phillips 66 Hwy 3 & Ames Rd.  #2 Main Rest Stop in Red Bud at Casey’s Redbud – Hwy 3 & Shiloh Dr. #4 Optional Rest Rooms – Amoco Front St. & Market in Waterloo.

Road Hazards:  N. Moore Street may still be closed and if it is, we’ll go down the bike path adjacent to Hwy 3.  Morrison may be closed also and we can divert to Legion if so. No worries. Could be hot out there today. Take precautions. Bring electrolyte drinks.

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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