The Katy Trail is a popular destination for cyclists to explore small towns and the great outdoors. At the November, 2017 Evanston Bicycle Club monthly meeting guest speaker Shari Rosenbaum shared experiences bicycling on the Katy Trail. The Katy Trail is 239.6 miles long, 10 foot wide, crushed stone and gravel and is maintained by Missouri Department of Natural Resources. It is the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (abbreviated MKT, K-T, eventually Katy). It runs from Clinton, MO to Machens, MO.
Here are some highlights of the trail and in communities along the way:
Sheri embarked on a five day trip in October, 2016:
Resources available for more information on the trails include TailLink.com, Bikekatytrail.com, Mostateparks.com, and Roadbikerider.com. In all, Sheri reported that the Katy Trail is a way to experience history, nature, and bicycling all in one place!