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Full Trail April 26-29

We have 8 guys coming up from southwest Oklahoma that are going to ride the full trail from Clinton to Machens April 26-29. We plan on driving up and hauling our bikes. We are trying to find out if anyone has any good ideas as to how to get our two vehicles from Clinton to St Charles so we can drive home once we arrive at end of the trail. We were going to return to cars by way of Amtrak but there are only 4 spots on a train for bikes and we obviously have 8. Any ideas? Anyone know anyone that is trustworthy we could hire to move our vehicles from start to finish?
posted Feb 6 2018 7:05PM - GK, Oklahoma

The best way would be to leave your cars at Clinton with us (at the Haysler House Bed & Breakfast) or the Benson Center in Clinton, then take a shuttle back from St. Charles to Clinton. A shuttle can accommodate 8 people plus bikes. Check out the shuttle service based in Defiance.
posted Feb 6 2018 7:17PM - Annette Barnes, Clinton

4 guys drive to Machens and ride west. 4 guys leave a car in clinton and ride east. Meet halfway and have a great party. Or, 4 guys take the morning train to Sedalia from STL, and the next 4 take the afternoon train. Group on the first train rides to Clinton and returns to SED with the cars.
posted Feb 6 2018 9:44PM - Anonymous

Or, if two people are riding from Machens to Clinton, they would be happy to drive your cars back because it would save them a trip.
posted Feb 7 2018 1:43PM - BikerBoy, Maryville, IL

My husband and I are planning the same trip but we live close to the trail here at the St. Charles end. Contact Katy Bike Rental for shuttle services from St. Charles to Clinton. http://www.katybikerental.com/ That's what we are going to do. They have big vans and trailers to haul your stuff across the state. I also saw another post tonight that recommended calling the non-emergency number for the St. Charles police to let them know you want to park your car near the trailhead for several days. They can provide you with the best spot to park as well. Enjoy!
posted Mar 14 2018 9:36PM - Nicole, Dardenne Prairie, MO

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