My husband and I are going to ride from Sedalia to Hermann and then Amtrak back. Any suggestions about where and where-not to park our car while we ride from a Fri-Tues. This will be our first multi-night tour&camp&B&B on our touring bikes and we can't wait to enjoy this trail.
posted Sep 27 2010 6:44PM
- Sherry, St Paul MN
Park in the Depot parking lot. Give your name, car info, phone number, etc. to the folks in the store so someone will know who's vehicle it is. I've left mine there for several days on several occasions and it's always been okay and it's right on the trail too!
posted Sep 27 2010 7:57PM
Our group (10 riders) just did this exact route. The Amtrak station
is closed, but you board the train across the tracks. The overnight
parking in 2 blks up the street by the police station. We didn't have
any problems w/our cars. We stayed at the Harbor Haus in Hermann the
first night. Innkeeper was very nice and came to the station to meet
us w/out pre-arrangements. Breakfast was adequate. First day rode to
Jefferson. Do not try to cross the bridge into Jefferson! It was
impossible last Friday as there was a big crane blocking the bike
lane!! Ended up getting a very nice local businessman to shuttle us
across. Have a plan other than a bike if you are going into Jefferson
city!! Second day we rode to Boonville. Stopped at Dotty Cafe in
Hartsburg for breakfast - it was AWESOME!!! Loved Boonville - Hotel
Fredrick is a must!! Great location, service and is beautifully
restored. Breakfast was great - included smoked salmon and bagels!!
Not much in the way of stores between Boonville and Sedalia so stock
up on water and snacks. Beautiful scenery though. The whole ride was
wonderful!! Most of our group was on fixed gears and it was a great
ride!! Have a great time!!
posted Sep 27 2010 7:59PM
- Nancy, Edmond, Ok
My reference was the Katy depot not the Amtrak station.....the Katy depot sits right beside the trail.
posted Sep 27 2010 9:53PM