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Matthew Olszewski from Skaneateles on 3/29/2021 7:07:44 PM:
Would like to do a clinton to st charles tour this fall. Looking at Noble bike touring and Crossroads touring. Prefer self guided just need help with lodgings and shuttle to stzrt of ride. Would appreciate any info

 
Californiagogirl from Moraga California on 3/31/2021 2:11:53 AM:
We are looking at those two companies for self guided plus luggage transfer for a trip in June, too. I'll be interested in any replys you receive.

 
Mapmedic from KCMO on 3/31/2021 12:38:00 PM:
Noble Invention looks like an interesting tour company. I found them watching YouTube Katy trail videos....also a good source of info. I’m planning my trip and want to ride kansas to Illinois including Royals stadium to Cardinals stadium. A few ideas/things: Amtrak goes from KC to St Louis and it’s cheap. They take four bikes per train at $10/bike by reservation. The Rock Island trail is days/weeks from officially opening the extension from Lee’s summit (a KC suburb) to Truman Sports complex (Arrowhead stadium and Kauffman stadiums) One could ride from there to Lee’s Summit where the Rock Island has a nine mile undeveloped gap between there and Pleasant Hill where the Rock Island picks up again.....then to Windsor where the Katy Trail intersects....them east to St Louis. My plan is to either hop across the Mississippi directly to Alton after the Katy ends OR ride up to the Grafton Ferry to Illinois and take their trails down to St Louis area crossing at the scenic Chain of Rocks bridge. Final destinations are Arch and Cardinals for no particular reason. Amtrak home.

 
Kathleen from Oolitic, IN on 4/4/2021 2:10:15 PM:
I planned my end to end trip using this site. No need for a tour company. Also, you can get a pretty good idea of what lodgings the tour companies use just by looking at their itineraries. Planning was half the fun for me. If you need any ideas, I'm happy to help :)

 
Biker Chick 515 from Topeka, KS on 4/5/2021 12:10:22 PM:
Kathleen - I'd love to talk to you about planning - we are trying to plan an end to end trip for this coming fall. How do we contact each other off of the forum so as not to have a bunch of personal info on the forum? Can you e-mail me directly? laura.lawler@gmail.com

 
Biker Chick 515 from Topeka, KS on 4/5/2021 12:10:27 PM:
Kathleen - I'd love to talk to you about planning - we are trying to plan an end to end trip for this coming fall. How do we contact each other off of the forum so as not to have a bunch of personal info on the forum? Can you e-mail me directly? laura.lawler@gmail.com

 
Patch 62 from Peoria IL on 4/13/2021 7:50:43 AM:
Independent Tourist has provided great tours on the Katy Trail for 18 years. Google Independent Tourist and scroll past the error message to the web site.