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Margaret from Amherst, OH on 1/6/2020 7:13:05 PM:
Hi All, We are planning a bi-family bike trip on the Katy Trail for this summer ( early June). This will be our third trip together - previously doing the GAP and C&O and last summer the Erie Canal Trail. We want to make the trip a bit longer and I was thinking since one family may be flying into St Louis, of starting either in Harrisonville, which would mean we would ride to Clinton ( about 30 miles or so) but how is that route 7? The other option would be to start up at Pleasant Hill on the new Rock Island Spur and ride to Windsor- stay the night- then to Clinton- but I am having a hard time finding lodging near Pleasant Hill. Does anyone know what the road would be like from Harrisonville or of any lodging near Pleasant Hill for a group of about 13 riders? Thanks.

Margaret from Amherst, OH on 1/6/2020 7:25:52 PM:
Oh I meant the family will be flying into Kansas City! Margaret

Anonymous on 1/7/2020 3:37:23 PM:
Margaret, I live in Harrisonville and have done the trail three times. I'm pretty sure that I can answer all your questions. My email address is loriemb2811@gmail.com. Lorie

Anonymous on 1/8/2020 10:19:19 AM:
Answers on this open forum may benefit others who have similar questions.

Bill in Houston from Houston on 1/9/2020 12:51:11 PM:
Going to Columbia would add time and distance. It's supposed to be a cool place. Hermann is also a bit of a side trip, and is also supposed to be fun. If you aren't overnighting in Jeff City, at least ride over to Central Dairy and get ice cream. You get to ride the big spiral ramp and see the capitol up close. Plus, ice cream. :) We skipped the winery side trips, but those also add time and distance.