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Bike Shop, Water, Vending, Shuttle, Souvenirs/Gifts
Defiance / Defiance MO
Mile marker 59
2998 S. Hwy 94
Directions: look for small bridge immediately east of crossing gates
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Shuttle service from St. Charles to Clinton
Karen from Austin, TX on 05/03/2018 10:54 AM:
After a 5 day trip on the Katy Trail, Ron was waiting for us at the gazebo as promised. He loaded our dirty bikes and gear and drove us back to Clinton. We couldn't have asked for a better driver. Great conversation and comfortable ride.

Anonymous on 05/03/2018 01:05 PM:
That's great!

So...who's Ron???

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Blue Tapp from St. Charles, MO on 04/30/2017 03:44 PM:
Wonderful place! We always stop by here to do a little shopping when we're biking on the Katy Trail. I've gotten a lot of great deals on jerseys there. They've got a great selection of biker friendly snacks and ice cream too!

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Will W on 07/07/2016 04:43 PM:
Can't recommend this place enough! Great bikes, great prices, and even better service. The proprietor was funny, friendly, and gave us great instructions for the bikes. You can really tell when someone has a passion for what they do. We used the bikes for a 40 mile round trip to St Charles and back. The bikes were more than adequate for the trip. Will be back many more times in the future,

Eric from Mokane on 07/07/2016 08:10 PM:
They also have a great price on their Jerseys too!!

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Micki from Overland, MO on 06/08/2016 07:18 AM:
AWESOME! I don't know what else to say. Our bikes were stolen and we are riding for charity in June, so we needed something. We drove to Defiance. I wasn't expecting the selection of bikes for us to rent. The owner and employees are very professional and know what they are talking about. I would recommend to anyone if you need a bike to rent. I will definitely use them again if the need should rise.

kc from Austin on 06/09/2016 12:35 PM:
The owner, Robin, goes above and beyond when it comes to helping you. I mailed a supply package General Delivery to the Augusta PO. Robin found out they closed early and picked it up for me, and had it waiting at the brew pub when we wheeled in from McKittrick!

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Libby & Roger from Berea, KY on 08/25/2015 07:29 PM:
Excellent shuttle service from Todd. He was prompt and also gave us much interesting info about the Trail and the area. Our rented bike worked well too. High recommendation!

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Donna from Kalamazoo, MI on 06/26/2015 01:36 PM:
We've used Katy Bike Rental twice now. I rent a hybrid and they put my road pedals on so I can clip in. Its awesome, THEY are awesome!! Thanks you Katy Bike Rental. I'll be there tomorrow if the trails aren't flooded!

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Bob from North Platte, NE on 07/18/2014 09:31 AM:
Hired them to shuttle me from St Charles to Clinton last week, great service from Todd to the driver. Highly recommend if you are looking for a shuttle service. Very nice stop on the trail as well.

JAB from Nashville on 07/21/2014 03:11 PM:
How much did it cost for the shuttle from St. Charles to Clinton? My wife and I are planning a trip in September and want to ride from Clinton to St. Charles. We would actually like to ride all the way to Machens but it looks like the logistics of getting us and the bikes from there will be difficult. We are driving from Nashville and parking our car in either St. Charles or Machens depending on shuttle/train availability. We want to end the journey at our car. Just get off the bikes and fall into the car so we will need a place near the east end to park. Can't wait, this looks like a great ride.

MidSouth from Rogersville on 07/22/2014 07:04 PM:
You really can't park at Machens, because there is no parking and the roads don't really go there. Best bet is to call a couple of the shuttle providers such as Katy Trail Bike Rental in Defiance and Lococo House in St. Charles to get a price quote.

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mork strling from tucson on 10/23/2013 02:57 PM:
I took a ride with Todd last year. Greatttttt!!!!
He provided top notch service the whole time.
I am planing my 2014 (in oct 2013) vacation and he is number one on the list. I want to ride KATY again.

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chernobylorbust from St. Louis on 06/28/2011 09:56 PM:
The guy who helped us was very nice and friendly. They didn't have any tubes in stock that would fit my bike (700cc Schwinn Varsity, pretty common). He tried to sell me new tires, which took a while to install. They didn't fit the bike and wouldn't turn past the forks. This process took about an hour. I told my riding buddies to go on, and had to sprint to catch back up.

WB from St Louis on 05/03/2012 07:31 AM:
How did you catch up without tires? I think there are parts you left out.

Anonymous on 05/03/2012 09:14 AM:
Maybe he races cyclecross. Those guys are bada**

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MK on 09/25/2011 10:24 PM:
I would not have believed the total service this shop provided us...through all of the last minute and unexpected situations that could have ruined our trip. These business people are professional and friendly beyond our expectations. If your bike breaks down on the trail, or you want to be totally outfitted, sag supported and connected with inside information about where to stay, or like us, out of steam halfway through the trip. They will gladly help and their rates are more than affordable. Thanks!

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Bill Smith from Ennis, TX on 06/02/2011 07:41 AM:
We were really surprised to find such a complete bike shop in this small town. They had a great inventory. I was riding a 1983 Trek down the trail and needed a new tire. 27 inch tires are not that common today, but they had one and installed it promptly. We also updated our racks and panniers before we got back on the trail. Great bike shop!

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BLR from Saint Louis on 09/13/2010 02:09 PM:
Dropped by here for some ice cream on our trip last Friday. My third visit in three years; each time it has been a very positive experience. Very friendly folks!

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Laurie and Greg from Nevada City, California on 10/27/2009 09:01 PM:
BEFORE you leave your hometown to cycle the Katy Trail, get in touch with Todd and Robin at Katy Bike Rental. We brought our own bikes so we didn't think we would need much help. Hah! Todd met us at the airport, and Lynn met us the next day AGAIN because our bikes hadn't arrived with us. She drove us to Sedalia, stayed close until she was sure we had the bikes assembled, and we ended up keeping in touch by phone, "rain shuttle" and emergency shuttle through the whole trip. When we finally got to their store in Defiance, we were surprised to see their prices are competitive with big city prices. These are the people to contact if you are nervous about taking the leap and going on your first long bike trip far away from home.

Terry from Festus on 10/27/2009 10:58 PM:
Hands down they are my favorite stop on the trail.

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Ted B from Kansas City, KS. on 07/09/2005 11:54 AM:
This is a stop you don't want to pass up.

Popcicles are a must and if you don't yet have a polar freeze water bottle this is the place to get one. They have the best price around.

The folks were a joy to talk to and were extremely knowledgable about the trail. Don't forget to get water here. The next stop is a ways. The bike shop / Ice cream shop did not have ice for our water bottles but I think that will change. Slurpies at the bike shop were great too. Thanks Ted

Read all about our Illinois to Kansas bicycle trip at:


Vera from Kent, OH on 06/24/2006 07:30 PM:
Great stop. Ice cream, water, nice bathrooms, and very friendly.

frank from festus on 06/25/2006 03:08 PM:
the katy bike rental in defiance is a definite must stop. me and my g'son stopped there on a ride. snacks were great and the gentleman there was lots of help and very friendly.

TMS from Festus on 05/06/2007 10:22 PM:
I love this place! Great service and friendly people (understatement!). It is just a fun place to take a break and hang out. They also have a good selection of supplies and refreshments and tons of conversations and laughs.

Jeff Grigg from Manchester, MO on 05/20/2007 06:02 PM:
Great place: I stop here /every/ time I go past -- which has been one ride a week, recently.

Snacks, restrooms, water. Quite a wide variety of snack foods, including drinks.

Sometimes... a very friendly dog. Rarely... you may be able to find the cat.

Jim and Theo from Defiance on 10/05/2008 07:41 AM:
Great customer service and very friendly, something you don't see very often.

Anonymous on 06/19/2009 05:26 PM:
Fabulous place! Very friendly! Great prices on their bikes to buy.

Anonymous on 06/19/2009 09:00 PM:
Agree with everything said above BUT, PLEASE get OFF the trail to enjoy

this business. People and their children standing in the middle of the

trail have made this a VERY dangerous location. Recently we had to walk through a mob of adults and at least 10 children then when I clipped in to continue, a mother with a child on a trail a bike pulled in front of me and stopped, blocking the trail!!!

cunninghamair from O''''Fallon, MO on 06/20/2009 06:17 PM:
We love to stop for ice cream--sometimes both ways! We also like to visit the dog and cats

that live here. But we forewarned--the cats like to share your ice cream :-)

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JODIE from ST LOUIS on 09/01/2008 11:09 PM:
this is a great place!! they have really cool bikes to rent. it's fun to hang out outside or look around the shop. lots of good snacks and nice bathrooms!!

Matt from St. Charles, MO on 09/01/2008 11:14 PM:
How much to rent a bike for a day?

Anonymous on 09/02/2008 08:46 AM:
I agree.. Best place on the entire trail. Owner is always friendly, just a fun place to look around. Wished the Bike Shop in Rocheport could find the revenue to duplicate this place, since it is centrally located..

Ray (webmaster) on 09/02/2008 10:09 AM:
Matt, rates are listed on their website. Happy trails!

cunninghamair from O''''''''Fallon, MO on 09/03/2008 09:31 PM:
Best selection of jerseys in the St. Louis area. Also, family members have found gloves and

touring bags at a lower price than I paid for mine. (It's also an ice cream stop!)

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JD from Joplin on 07/04/2008 10:48 AM:
Still one of my favorite stops. The Chilly Willie slushy alwasy hits the stop on a warm day.

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Julia from Foristell, MO on 06/23/2008 03:46 PM:
This is a great place to rent bikes for a really great price. They have a lot to choose from and a variety of bikes and bike trailers for your little ones. Very nice people and helpful too. The owner's sister has a really cute little shop next door with unique gifts. We will definately be back! ;)

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JD from Joplin on 09/26/2007 02:46 PM:
Wide selection of bike accessories and parts along with ice cream and snacks. Friendly workers willing to assist. Bought a book and left it at the store...they mailed it to me with no extra charge..top notch customer service. Plan for this to be a regular stop.