Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Near St. Louis, Missouri
Bikes: Giant Defy Advanced, Windsor Tourist
Missouri KATY Trail Ride June 17-21, 2013
Registration starts March 1st.
The 13th annual Katy Trail Ride, June 17-21, allows bicyclists to experience Katy Trail State Park from Clinton to St. Charles. Missouri State Parks and Missouri State Parks Foundation invite you to join them on this scenic five-day ride on the nation's longest developed and most popular rail trail.
This year's ride covers approximately 253 miles of Katy Trail and features great food and many fun activities. Hot showers are available at each overnight stop, enhancing comfortable campsite settings. Participation is limited to 300 people so register early to ensure your place on this scenic ride. Registrations will be accepted until May 1 or until the 300 maximum limit is reached.
I just registered and it cost me $370 which included the ride, two meals a day, a shuttle bus from St. Charles to Clinton ($60), and a shuttle bus to a hotel on one day ($20). Not a bad deal. This will be my 3rd straight year doing this ride.
The trail is crushed limestone. People do it on skinny-tired road bikes, but something with fatter tires like hybrids, cyclocross, touring, or even mountain bikes are better. Actually the mountain bike may be overkill.