A Cycling Journey: The Katy Trail Across Missouri
Bike America’s longest “rails-to-trails” project, the Katy Trail, learning about the MKT Railroad and Lewis and Clark and visiting the region’s wineries and historic towns.
Program No. 12693RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Bike along the Missouri River and through dense forest, prairies, rolling farmland and wetlands as you cover up to 188 miles of the 240-mile Katy Trail, America's longest “rails-to-trails” project. A protected state park, the Katy Trail follows 240 miles of the former Missouri- Kansas- Texas (MKT) Railroad Corridor from St. Charles to Clinton. Enjoy expert-led educational sessions on the fascinating history that surrounds this storied trail.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Biking 26-51 miles daily on relatively flat, gravel terrain. Elevation of 500 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Bike along the scenic Katy Trail — often with the Missouri River on one side and bluffs on the other.
  • Learn about MKT Railroad history, the Missouri River and the journey of Lewis and Clark.
  • Visit three of Missouri's finest wineries and explore the culture of the midwest in towns along the trail.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available. Bike and helmet are required. All participants should bring their own helmet. Participants may choose to enroll and rent a bike or bring their own bike.
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Anita M. Mallinckrodt
Anita Mallinckrodt, Ph.D. wrote numerous books on the history of German immigration to Missouri. Anita is also the town historian of Augusta, Missouri, a quaint town in the heart of the Missouri wine country with a strong German heritage. Anita is excited to share her extensive knowledge and passion with you!
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