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Karl from Kansas City on 11/17/2005 12:49:49 PM:
Much of the discussion on getting to the Katy in St louis mentions going from Kirkwood. I think it is 20+ miles. What about taking amtrak to the union station and then taking the metro train to the airport? All of the amtrak schedules I see arrive late in St Louis. I would rather have a short drive on the night I arrive (Stay at a local motel near the airport) and hit the trail early with a short bike. Comments?

 
Jason from St. Louis on 11/21/2005 6:37:27 PM:
The metrolink trains only run a generally east-west route that ends at the airport, so you would probably have to take the bus. I have not ridden the busses here - I understand some/several of them have bike racks. It is about 20 miles from Kirkwood to St. Charles - you are best to find a cab that can take a bike, a shuttle service or a buddy.

 
Mike from o'fallon on 11/22/2005 6:04:19 PM:
Metrolink DOES run from Union Station to the Airport, but I don't know an Airport-to-Katy route.

 
Jason from St. Louis on 11/22/2005 8:42:56 PM:
Sorry, read Kirkwood, not union station :(

 
Jason from St. Louis on 11/22/2005 8:48:14 PM:
Again, apologies Karl. It may have taken 4 days for someone to answer, but at least it only took 24 hours for someone to prove me wrong. Hopefully your question is answered ;)

 
Matthew from Kansas City, MO on 3/20/2006 4:38:49 PM:
I planned on doing that. I mapped out this route:

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=53112

I ran it by some friends but did not ride it. We'll be going from Kirkwood after all, thanks to Amtrak's trailer policy.