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Going From The Katy Trail into Hermann

My sister and I have finalized our plans and will be staying in Hermann after riding the Katy from Hartsburg. I am looking for some advice and information on riding from the trail into Hermann. Is is safe to ride this on our bikes? I've seen some info on shuttles and also escorts, but we would prefer to just ride into Hermann. How far is it from the trail to the downtown area, is there a recommended route? Any advice is welcome.
posted Sep 10 2007 7:23PM - Karla, Effingham, IL

Click on "Hermann" in the map above. Information on this site is accurate about the new bridge now. Thanks Ray. Yes...it's safe. There is only one route to take as only one road leads to Hermann from the north.
posted Sep 10 2007 9:10PM - Trek Biker, St. Joseph, MO

Riding from west to east, its easy to miss the turn off to Hermann. After you go under Hwy 19, take the narrow path to your right going up the hill to the Hwy. You should see the Loutre market on the left. Hermann is only a mile or so down the road. If you miss the turn, you will ride into McKittrick, turn around, you've gone to far.

posted Sep 10 2007 10:32PM - Paulie, Knoxville TN

Thanks Trek biker and Paulie. I knew they were working on a new bridge, just wasn't sure of the status. Also, thanks for the pointers on where to get off the trail.
posted Sep 11 2007 12:51PM - KT on the Katy

If your bikes are loaded it might be easier to just ride thru McKittrick to hwy 19 than it would be to push them up the embankment, especially if it's wet. Just stay to your left out to the hwy. and then make a left.
posted Sep 19 2007 7:56AM - Boatnbiker, Rhineland

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