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Sedalia Area

My wife and I are planning a trip to Sedalia to ride the trail for the day. I hear that the downtown area is a good starting point for access to the trail. Would anyone have a suggestion on which direction to take out of Sedalia? I also hear that there are some decent restaurants in Sedalia near the trail - any thoughts?
posted Jun 7 2005 6:36PM - FES, Olathe, Kansas

We were in Sedalia last weekend. The trail between Sedalia and Clinton is very straight and consistently adjacent to farms. The trail east of Sedalia has slightly more variety, so I would recommend you go that direction. Have fun!
posted Jun 8 2005 3:17PM - Marty, Los Gatos, CA

We rode the trail Memorial Day weekend on our tandem. We camped at Windsor's Farrington Park (great managers...extremely nice and helpful!)@ $5 a night. We rode from Windsor to Clinton and back one day...Windsor to Sedalia and back the next. The honeysuckle smelled great. The first day, a thunderstorm came up at the end of our ride. Sort of scary. The two Sedalia trailheads are not in the downtown by the courthouse, and it was too late to catch any businesses open for us so we just ate our pb sandwiches and apples and oj, water and made the return trip. We didn't see any restaurants near the trail except maybe a Hardees.
posted Jun 10 2005 6:17PM - D & K, Blue Springs, MO

Correction...I had Clinton and Sedalia mixed up. I don't know if Sedalia even has a courthouse!! Yeah, that Hardees was in Sedalia, on 50 I think.
posted Jun 11 2005 8:16AM - D & K, Blue Springs, MO

We just got back from riding the whole trail from Clinton to St Charles and my favorite part was from Sedalia to Boonville. It's very wooded and there is actually some downhill between Pilot Grove and Boonville! We averaged 10.5 mph for most of the trip, but hit 16-17 mph in that section. Like some others who posted replies, we loved Pauline at Polly's Tea House in Pilot Grove. While we were eating lunch, several of her friends came for lunch and they were just lovely--all ladies and very friendly.
posted Jun 11 2005 6:43PM - Sarah, Denver CO

We were biking the trail and ventured into Downtown Sedalia. There is a really good place called the Ivy Cottage Tearoom. Cute decor and the food is great. There is patio seating and a bike rack available if you want to eat inside. I don't think they are open in the evening but definately worth a stop if you are there for lunch or a morning break.
posted Jun 26 2005 10:28PM - Jane and Tom, St. Louis

We had a good dinner at DelAmici's, in the Hotel Bothwell, right on the courthouse squire. They are not open on Sundays.
posted Jun 27 2005 6:54PM - ET, Columbia, MO

We had a very good dinner at Del Amici's, in the Hotel Bothwell. Closed on Sundays, I think.
posted Jun 27 2005 7:04PM - ET, Columbia, MO

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