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Bicycling the Katy Trail: Rails to Trails Corridor Across Missouri

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Program #12693RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Pamela from Kalamazoo, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/13 - 10/12/13
I highly recommend this trip. The Katy Trail is beautiful, especially the first three days. The trail has good facilities at the many rest stops, and the tours on the trip were very interesting. The staff on this trip were simply phenomenal.

Bruce from Gold River, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/13 - 10/12/13
The KATY Trail is something every cyclist MUST experience. You can challenge yourself if you like by speeding along...but, I recommend you just take it easy and savor the experience. The Program's staff is superior. The equipment is well maintained and appropriate for the terrain. Call me a romantic if you like, but, I frequently found myself mentally transported back to the days when the Trail was the region's life blood. It's the magic of the KATY! Our weather was PERFECT (Oct 5-12). One suggestion: take your own bike seat! It's better that you are on your own that trying to adjust. Take a camera!

Michelle from Mount Juliet, TN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/14/13 - 09/21/13
Wow! What a great trip and experience! I am very glad that my first experience on the Katy Trail was with the Road Scholar gang! The program leader and support staff were excellent. I will definitely be participating in this program again!

Barbara from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 05/11/13 - 05/18/13
Great educational programs, we met interesting people and had great support staff provided by Katy Bike Rentals. After a day of riding, it was great to have an airconditioned shuttle.

William from Rochester Hills, MI Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 05/11/13 - 05/18/13
This trip was a great intro to the Road Scholar family. I can't say enough good things about the outfitter on this trip: they were always where they said they'd be on time and with everything we needed. The accommodations and meals were well planned and high quality. It helped a lot that we had good weather all week, but I would definitely consider doing this one again some time.

Lois from Mesa, AZ Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/11/13 - 05/18/13
Excellent program for any bicyclist who enjoys wonderful scenery, helpful support staff, variety of lodging and meals. Affords participants the terrific opportunity to meet and cycle with others who share an interest in this fun physical activity; in addition, you will learn about and explore Missouri nature and history of this interesting part of the Midwest.

Karen from Roselle, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/13/13 - 04/20/13
Despite the rain, cold/heat, headwinds, tornado warnings and "mushy" sections of trail, had a great time! The entire crew was super...knowledgeable, friendly, organized and did a great job of coming up with multiple plans "B" when the weather refused to co-operate. Really enjoyed the good company of all the other participants. Managed to gain 3# while biking 112 miles...a testament to all the great meals and snacks.
Karen, Roselle, Il.

John from Omaha, NE Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/13/13 - 04/20/13
Staffing in Missouri was excellent.

Sarah from Madison, WI Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/14/12 - 10/20/12
The autumn color was at its peak for the 190 mile bike ride on the Katy Trail.The trail was in very good condition for biking. The weather was cooperative-cool in the morning warming up nicely in the PM. There were a few misty rainy moments but we left early one morning to avoid a predicted heavy rain later in the day and were able to be at the hotel when it poured.The motels were comfortable and suitable for a biking group. Lunch was on your own with suggestions from the leader. They make very good pie in Missouri.Two visits to wineries were included with excellent meals at both. This was first and foremost a biking trip with a little history of the railroad which preceeded the trail.

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17 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
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