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

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Final Speed – 15 to 17 mph average and a slightly reduced average for the 2nd flight.  Many times there are stretches where speeds will increase. Drafting – Yes  Distance – 49.1 miles – Sorry, no short return.  Climbing Elevation: 2040′ of climbing. This ride has rolling hills and some long grades.  Riding time: Approx. 3.5+ hours, time on course 4 hours.

2nd Flight:  Tim and Patti Brumleve are leading the 2nd flight, at a slightly reduced pace ,on this ride.


  • 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.  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:    49.1 mile 

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:     Smartphone RidewithGPS link for 49.1 mile route

Experience Level:   4Cb – 4Cd

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

Road Hazards:  Might be a spot or two of chip seal out there.

Weather concerns:  We won’t start in the rain or if excessively windy, too cold 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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