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cycling in november


HI All
We are 6 seniors who will be riding the full length of the trail, both ways in early October.
2 questions.
Is there any hotel in Clinton that you would suggest that would allow us to park our van there for 2 weeks?
Will there be a need to pre-book hotels in October?
posted Jul 3 2018 4:33PM - Ken, Winnipeg, Canada

You definitely need reservations in October. I think most places in Clinton would let you park your car there but starting in the center of the trail and riding to one end and back and then to the other end and back would put you at your car in the middle of your ride. You could change gear etc. or even get the car if someone had trouble doing the whole ride.
posted Jul 3 2018 5:54PM - Frankie, Port Richie

You'd have to ask if they'd let you park long term, but we were very happy with the Westbridge Inn in Clinton this June. It's an nicely updated motor court motel with a good breakfast selection (yogurt, cereal, waffle machine, fruit). It's almost all one story so it was easy to set up our bike in our room. It's a very easy ride to the trailhead on back streets. It's walking distance to Walmart, groceries, and some restaurants. The staff was friendly too.
posted Jul 3 2018 7:32PM - OCtandem, OC, CA

The Hampton INN is quite nice and has an above average fee breakfast. November in MO can be very unpredictable, 85 degrees or below freezing. Come prepared!
posted Jul 7 2018 8:14PM - Brian Ball, Lee's Summit

October is one of the busier times on the trail. Definitely pre book as others have mentioned. Weather in early October is usually good, hence why this is such a popular time for trail riders. Obviously, you can always have the errant little stretch of rainy or unusually cool weather that time of year, but as a general rule, October is pleasant.
posted Jul 23 2018 12:26AM - MB, Lees Summit

Can’t help with the hotel question but in regards to parking, many people use the Clinton community center about 2 blocks from the trailhead. They allow long term parking, just go in and fill out a form and leave your vehicle on the west end of lot that faces the street. I have left my vehicle here many times for periods of 2 weeks or even more.

Have a great trip
Allen
posted Aug 4 2018 7:41AM - Allen, Shawnee

The Hampton Inn does a "park and ride". Just let them know when making the reservation. We've left our car there 4 times. Not too far from the trail. Easy to get to
posted Aug 18 2018 7:19PM - denise wallace, fulton

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