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I have a couple of questions for anyone out there who has ridden various sections of the trail. 1) I am looking for a very scenic section that is maybe 20-30 miles long, and am wondering if any section including the Burr Oak could be described as such. 2) Can a street bike be used or is a mountain bike necessary? I have heard that large sections of the trail are paved. Thanks in advance for any advice.
posted Jul 27 2006 6:42AM - Rideon, Kansas City

Rocheport east fits the bill.....including the Burr Oak.

A few weeks ago I met a couple of men that were riding coast to coast......street bikes of course. Just before rolling into Rocheport they had turned over 1,900 miles and their comment was that the Katy was some of the best riding they had been on so far.

None of the Katy is paved......save a few bits and pieces through Sedalia....Booneville, etc.
posted Jul 27 2006 8:47AM - Trek Biker, St. Joseph, MO

ditto to trek biker. i have a raleigh bike with knobby tires. rode the trail after a good ole country toad strangler of a rain storm. no problem at all. have fun and enjoy the trip.
posted Jul 27 2006 8:52AM - frank, festus

I totally agree, Rochport east wins hands down. I've used a road bike on several occasions without any problems except for the white dust you'll get from the trail. Be sure and clean your chain afterwards.
posted Jul 27 2006 10:49AM - TRinJboro, troyratliff@hotmail.com

Bad part about that white dust is that it doesn't distinguish between bike types.
posted Jul 27 2006 1:09PM - Trek Biker, St. Joseph, MO

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