2022 KATY & Rock Island Trails Across Missouri Tour

Kansas City, MO to St. Louis, MO - July 12 - 20

July 12 - 20

  • On this 9-day, easy riding, 330-mile adventure we will discover the blissful riding from the outskirts of Kansas City, Missouri to Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis, Missouri. We will cycle across the “show-me” state of Missouri along the Rock Island Trail (known as the Rock Island spur of the KATY trail) and the well-known KATY Trail. Heading north from Windsor, the trailhead for the Rock Island trail, we ride along a slight upward grade to the Missouri River where we will parallel the river for the remainder of our journey to St. Louis. 


    During our cycling route we will visit the towns of Kansas City, Windsor, Sedalia, Booneville, Jefferson City (the state capital), Washington, Hermann, St. Charles and St. Louis.

    This tour has been created to support Stroke Across America – a 4,400-mile ride across America to raise awareness about stroke, aphasia and the need to support the emotional journey in recovery. We are asking all participants to contribute to the campaign.

    The tour itinerary is offered to support Stroke Across America – a 4400-mile journey across America led by stroke survivor Debra Meyerson and her husband Steve Zuckerman. They are riding to raise awareness about stroke, aphasia and the need to more fully support the emotional journey in recovery from traumas like stroke. Each participant on this tour is asked to contribute at least $250 to the Stroke Onward Stroke Across America campaign. You can make your donation here, or by going to: https://strokeonward.org/donate. If you join our tour we will share your contact information with Stroke Onward, and they will share more information about Stroke Across America and ways you can get more involved if you would like. (Sharing participant information is contrary to our standard policy, but we are doing so as this tour was designed in support of their work.)

     

    What to Expect:

    This is a fully supported tour with indoor hotel accommodations, meals in local establishments, on-route SAG, and luggage transportation. The weather will be hot and the scenery spectacular. We will traverse smooth pavement, bike paths and low traffic paved roads. Daily mileages range from 45-70 miles. Temperatures will range from the high 60s at night to the 90s during the day. Thunderstorms are possible, be prepared. Humidity will be high.

    Highlights:

    • Rock Island and KATY rail trails
    • Chain of Rocks Bridge on Historic Route 66
    • Gateway Arch National Park 

    What’s Included:

    • Welcome reception and orientation
    • 8 nights in hotels
    • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
    • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
    • Snacks and beverages between meals
    • Full van and baggage support
    • 2 BIKEternity trip leaders
    • Daily route directions via GPX files for your GPS or phone app

     

    Not Included

    • Insurance of any kind
    • Guide gratuities
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Bike Rentals (if available, BIKEternity will facilitate)
    • Personal Bicycle Shipments (BIKEternity will facilitate)
    • Transportation from Kansas City and St. Louis airports(shuttle services available)
    • We blocked an additional room night in St. Louis after the trip. Let us know if you desire to use the extra night at your cost.

     

    Bicycle Rental and Shipping Information

    You may bring your own bike to this tour or you can rent a bicycle if it is available. Learn more about bikes on this tour HERE.

    Airport Information

    Start: Kansas City International Airport (MCI), Kansas City, Missouri
    End: St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL),  St. Louis, Missouri
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