Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Kansas City, MO
Bikes: Performance mountain bike, Giant Cypress LX hybrid, Surly Long Haul Trucker
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It's a great ride and a cheap vacation! I participated as a rider 2001 thru 2005. The last two years I have volunteered as a baggage handler and plan to do so again this year. It is a family oriented ride, not a bunch of partying going on - that doesn't mean you can't enjoy your favorite adult beverage in camp, just do it discreetly and respect quiet hours (my friends and I have done so for years with no problems). I haven't heard what the cost will be this year, but probably be somewhere around $250, which in the past included:
T-shirt & water bottle
Breakfast and dinner each day
Camping space each night(usually parks & schools)
SAG stops every 10-15 miles each day
Shower truck with hot showers in camp each day
Baggage truck that carries your camping gear, clothes, etc.
If you don't want to camp you can arrange to stay in motels and B&B's for additional fees. There is also an advance and return shuttle available for an additional fee that gets you to the beginning of the ride or back to your car after the ride.
The ride will be east to west (begin in St Charles and end in Clinton) this year.
Come and join us and I'll see you at the baggage truck!