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proper training for a ride
Jason M, Springfield, mo
2/4/2007 2:20:41 PM
I'm new at biking and am curiuos as to how much training I would need to do and what type if I was interested in a 150-200 mile roundtrip ride. Plus, how long would it take to bike roughly 75-100 miles one way? Any insight to a novice would be appr...
- latest: "My girls and I used to do about 40 miles in a short day..meaning"
by Mom who rides with her daughters, Lee's Summit
, Feb 10 2007 5:02PM
Clinton, Boonville, Restaurants, Water, Other Trails, Running
The Katy Trail Bike Ride 2007
Cathy Hackman, O'Fallon, Missouri
2/4/2007 8:11:26 PM
I would like to do about a 3-day ride on the Katy Trail with some out-of-town relatives this summer. They would need to rent bikes and we would need lodging. Any suggestions on how I get started planning?
Thank you, Cathy
- latest: "I just spoke to Terry at Scenic Cycles. Although their website i"
by Ray (webmaster)
, Feb 10 2007 12:26PM
Jefferson City, Marthasville, Hartsburg, Rocheport, Lodging, Route Suggestions, BikeKatyTrail.com
Walked the whole trail?
Rachel M., Odessa, MO
12/5/2006 4:04:22 PM
Does anyone know or ever heard of a person hiking the entire trail? Can it even be done? How long would it take? Just curious. Thanks!
- latest: "I couldn't open the treckusa site but this couple was hiking the"
by Ed F, Sparks, NV
, Feb 8 2007 7:45PM
Clinton, St Charles, Marthasville, McKittrick, Hartsburg, Rocheport, Boonville, Pilot Grove, Sedalia, Green Ridge, Hermann, Machens, Black Walnut, Hotel Bothwell, Missouri State Fairgrounds, McKittrick Trailhead, City Park, Birk's Gasthaus, Machens Trailhead, Restaurants, Camping, Water, Shuttles, Kansas City, BikeKatyTrail.com, Hiking, Bikes and gear, Events
Katy Trail song
2/8/2007 9:07:29 AM
The Katy Trail inspires lots of people in lots of different ways. I recently received this song, which was written by Dennis Carroll.
Katy Trail Song
To the tune of “The Caissons Go Rolling Along”
Over hill, ...
East half vs. whole trail
FloridaGirl, Melbourne, FL
2/4/2007 1:57:37 PM
We are debating if we should ride the trail from Sedalia to St. Charles or ride from St. Charles to Jeff City roundtrip. Is the West half more scenic? Will we get plenty of scenery if we stick to the East half?
- latest: "We enjoyed the entire trail, I would recommend doing as much of "
by Wayne, OH
, Feb 6 2007 5:55PM
Jefferson City, Clinton, St Charles, New Franklin, McKittrick, Rocheport, Franklin, Boonville, Sedalia, Other Trails, Amtrak
Best weeks to bike the trail
12/22/2006 4:06:08 PM
I will be biking the trail and am wondering about the weather in August. How hot is it in Missouri at that time? Any suggestions?
- latest: "august is usually ALWAYS hot.
one thing to remember.. many o"
by dale, springfield, mo
, Feb 5 2007 12:43PM
Restaurants, Lodging, Water, Route Suggestions, Weather, Hiking, Running
Amber House Bed & Breakfast (Rocheport) - LOVELY stay!
1/29/2007 5:36:26 PM
Just recently, we returned from an absolutely lovely stay at the Amber House. After seeing some of the comments posted on this site, I felt compelled to write about our experience. The inn is absolutely gorgeous. Our room was so comfortable - grea...
Rocheport, Amber House Bed & Breakfast , Lodging
Columbia to St. Charles
Pistolero45, Columbia, MO
1/25/2007 9:48:25 AM
Some friends and I are planning a ride from Columbia to St. Charles. We are all mid-40s, ride our bikes to work, and are in reasonably good shape. My question is, should we do this in 2 days or 3 days? Also, any info you can provide concerning B&B...
- "Two days is not a push if you're used to doing distances. If you"
by Jim, St. Thomas
, Jan 25 2007 11:10AM
St Charles, Hartsburg, Columbia, Lodging, Running
minimum camping age
1/23/2007 4:56:34 PM
I am planning a trip with some friends this summer to ride from Sedalie to st. Charles. This summer i will be 17. I was wondering if any of the campsites allow you to get a campsite at this age. Does anyone have any information on the minimum age for...
- "If I were wanting to know that information, I would rather hear "
by Trek Biker, St. Joseph, MO
, Jan 24 2007 1:42PM
St Charles, Camping, BikeKatyTrail.com
Chris, St. Louis
1/23/2007 12:57:21 AM
I'm doing the Katy Trail later this week, and I was wondering if there were any cool trails from Jeff City south to Wardsville.
Rich, St. Louis
1/22/2007 12:08:22 PM
What are the plans to extend the Katy Trail past St. Charles to Machens and beyond?
The trail is pretty much there. Head east from St. Ch"
by DougK, Troy
, Jan 22 2007 8:42PM
St Charles, Machens, Black Walnut, Parking
Tom, Overland Park
1/19/2007 11:58:12 AM
I am a leader of a Boy Scout troop and am making some preliminary plans for a bike trip for the scouts on the Katy Trail. My interest would be to find a camping spot we could spend Friday night, then do an out and back trip on Saturday, returning to...
- latest: "Thanks to everyone for your comments. Robert, I don't take your"
by Tom, Overland Park
, Jan 22 2007 3:49PM
Windsor, Jefferson City, Marthasville, Hartsburg, Huntsdale, Rocheport, Franklin, Sedalia, Katy Roundhouse, American Legion Park, Katfish Katy's, Farrington Park, Community Club Park, Camping, Water, Route Suggestions, Tires
sedalia break in trail and railbanking
1/18/2007 10:24:43 AM
I understand that people are nervous about the booneville bridge because it could break
the rail bank and put the entire tail in danger. What about the break in the trail in Sedalia?
Is that section still in use as a...
- "yes, I believe the Union Pacific still uses that section."
by GC, Columbia, Mo.
, Jan 18 2007 12:18PM
riding in March — what's open?
Doug, St. Louis
1/10/2007 11:44:03 AM
My two high school age sons and I are planning on riding (camping) Sedalia to St. Charles
in mid-March, when they have their spring break. I'm finding that campgrounds are either
closed or at least, showers are closed. I'm thinking of a 4-d...
- latest: "Quite a few of the DNR trailhead bathrooms may not be open that "
by Robert, Columbia
, Jan 16 2007 3:24PM
St Charles, New Franklin, Tebbetts, Franklin, Pilot Grove, Sedalia, City Park, Lodging, Camping, Amtrak
Cruce's Cabooses (Calhoun)
DownRiverDan, Topeka, KS
10/28/2006 9:27:54 AM
I would wager that the phone number that is listed is incorrect. Most of the towns and cities around Windsor/Calhoun have a 660 area code now~ the area code was 816 several years ago.
- latest: "The Cabooses are closed for the winter. All of Missouri looks dr"
by Rick Fosnow, Calhoun
, Jan 8 2007 9:29PM
Calhoun, Windsor, Cruce's Cabooses, Lodging, Kansas City
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