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Getting my bike to the trail

I live on the East Coast and would like to bike the Katy from east to west. I'm trying to
figure out the best way to get there with a bike. Here's what I've considered:

1) Bring my bike with me on a train;
2) Pack my bike and fly with it to St. Louis; or
3) Fly solo and rent a bike on the trail.

The first option takes two days each way. The second option gives me the benefit of
riding my own familiar bicycle along the trail. The third leaves me not needing to
transport any bike at all, making it the easiest choice but perhaps the most expensive,
with a Momentum Cycles rental costing $30/day, including the time it takes to get it back
to them (via either mail or shuttle) once I reach the end of the trail.

Thoughts, suggestions, recommendations?

posted Jun 7 2009 9:13AM - Ken Gagne, Worcester

Hands down the best option is renting, but I would bring my own seat. And it might limit your number of miles each day if the bike is a lot diffrent than yours. At the end of the trip, you just turn in your dirty bike and fly home, minimal headaches. I have rented before on the Pacific Coast Hwy on a Treck 1000 road bike. I forgot to bring the saddle my butt was used to, and it let know it at about mile 300. I brought an oversized seat-post bag for tools, tubes and pump.
posted Jun 7 2009 9:35AM - Chris Jahn, Centralia, IL

Tags: Momentum Cycles , Route Suggestions, St Louis, Bikes and gear Modify Tags

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