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Bob Restivo from Santa Clarita, California on 3/19/2009 3:09:42 PM:
We are plannig on riding the katy trail in July, three of us. We will be riding
a total of 4 days from Rocheport to St. charles. Is there anyone that knows
how we can have our luggage transfered each day, to each days destination???

I apprciate any info you have for me, Thanks !
Bob

 
Gary near Tebbetts from Tebbetts on 3/19/2009 5:35:53 PM:
One Option:
Find a fourth that would be willing to drive a support vehicle - he or she would be able to visit the local wineries, micro breweries, shops, etc. while waiting for the rest of you to reach your destination. You might end up fighting for the support vehicle spot though in July - it can get really hot and humid that time of the year here and rapidly zap the energy out of you if you are not use to it.

 
Trek on 3/19/2009 7:50:33 PM:
Luggage sounds pretty huge and cumbersome......maybe panniers or a cargo trailer that you take with?

 
jd from gkc on 3/20/2009 8:53:31 AM:
As mentioned above, having your own support vehicle works well if you should drive into Rocheport to begin with. Riders will sometimes take turns driving the vehicle/gear to the next destination. The driver then bikes back on the trail to meet the group somewhere for the final ride into that destination. It can be handy to have your vehicle with you at each destination for taking in extra sites etc.

 
Trek on 3/20/2009 9:22:55 AM:
Oh...a good stop the nite before your trip would be the Hotel Fredrick and Glen's Cafe in Boonville. We've stayed there several times and would recommend it, plus they used to give a discount to Katy riders.

If you are renting bikes in Rocheport, Larry at the Trailside may have trailers that you could haul your overnite gear in. I'm not sure that they do, but it may be worth checking out.

 
Bob from California on 3/21/2009 11:57:36 PM:
I want to thank all of you that have responded to my luggage transfer help question. You
have given me some good ideas, along with the places you have mentioned to stay at. I
sure appreciate the responses.

Bob

 
wendy on 3/24/2009 2:19:25 PM:
I anticipate a trip with just my husband in May and had the same concern....I was thinking that planning to use shuttle services might come in handy (though I think those are more readily available on the eastern side of the state). I think we might get up in the morning, drive to the town we want to stay in that night, shuttle back to our starting point, and then bike to our car & luggage in the overnight town. Not sure if that will work, logistically, for us or for you, but it is worth looking into.

 
Baboo from Shawnee, KS on 3/28/2009 3:04:01 PM:
I think that carrying your clothing and stuff could be done with two panniers and a rear rack quite easily, many people do this. With the trail being almost flat the extra weight isn't much of a concern. Also a trailer would work well.

Allen

 
Joe from Broken Arrow, OK on 3/28/2009 10:20:07 PM:
You can always do the state sponsored ride at the end of June which includes shuttle services for 2 begs per rider.
http://www.mostateparks.com/katytrail/2009ride.htm

 
Ralph Hill from Kansas City, MO on 9/1/2019 5:59:05 PM:
We have a group of three (3) who want to bike the Katy Trail, need to know if baggage can be transferred from designated towns daily beginning at Clinton, MO to St. Charles. We plan to bike the trail in late October, 2019. Also need to know cost. We plan to average about 65 miles per day and will book accommodations in advance. We plan to ride the trail in five (5) days. Appreciate any information you can provide. Thanks, Ralph

 
Carol from PC from Park City on 9/4/2019 12:11:26 PM:
I too would like to know if this is an option. Most of the feedback is from 10 years ago !

 
Bill in Houston from Houston on 9/10/2019 8:25:36 AM:
Hey, guys, I think that your question got buried in the old thread. If you want to know about shuttle services, I'd recommend that you see the list of services for each town, which includes shuttle services, contact those providers, and then if you have any questions, start a whole new post here. https://bikekatytrail.com/towns.aspx

 
Doug from Bluffton on 9/10/2019 12:24:46 PM:
Call Doug at The Bluffton Barn to discuss fees for doing this