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Bicycle Touring Group - Week Long Tour - Katy Trail

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 8:00 AM until Sunday, September 18, 2022, 5:00 PM
Katy Trail Trailhead
Katy Trail Homepage
St. Charles, MO  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Bob Kissinger
Ride Leader
Club Event Rides
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cyclists must wear helmet while riding their bicycles.
Available Slots:
Members pay for their own charges

Week-Long Bicycle Tour: Katy Trail (


Ride Date: September 11-18, 2022 (no rain date)


Note: September is a very busy time of the year for the Katy Trail. Campsites will fill to capacity. Make your reservations early!


Ride Location: Drive to St. Charles MO (just west of St. Louis), and take a shuttle van to Clinton MO. Ride bicycles back to St. Charles.


Ride Leader: Bob Kissinger (


Ride Cost: There is a $15 non-refundable camping fee (plus $0.74 fee if using credit card) to cover the shared cost of non-refundable campsite reservation fees. The ride leader must receive your non-refundable camping fee before your registration is confirmed. Registration is limited to 12 campers on a first-paid, first-reserved basis, provided you are able to make reservations at certain campsites (see Campsite Information below). All other costs are the responsibility of the individual. The $15 camping fee can be paid on-line via PayPal (Send to a Friend) to Be sure to add a note with your name to confirm the reservation. You can also mail a check to Bob Kissinger, 10551 Storybook Drive, Montgomery OH 45242.


Ride Description: The purpose of this event is to introduce touring cyclists to a full week of bicycle touring and camping. The Katy Trail is a 237 mile trail stretching across most of the state of Missouri.  Over half the trail's length follows Lewis and Clark's path along the Missouri River, where you can ride beneath towering river bluffs while eagles circle overhead. The rest of the trail meanders through peaceful farmland and small-town Americana. Since the trail uses the old MKT railroad line, it is mostly flat. Experienced tour leaders will share their knowledge about bike touring throughout the trip. You must register for this event, so please register early and pay the non-refundable camping fee if you want to attend. Registration is limited to 12 campers on a first-paid, first-reserved basis, provided you are able to make reservations at certain campsites (see Campsite Information below).


Mandatory Equipment: All cyclists must wear helmets while riding.


Ride Itinerary: The route and basic information for each day is as follows.


Sunday, 9/11 - Drive to St. Charles (carpool if possible). Cyclists are responsible for making Sunday night hotel reservations. Country Inn & Suites (1190 Main St., St. Charles MO) is right across the road from the Katy Trail parking lot where the shuttle van will pick us up on Monday morning.


Monday, 9/12 - Leave cars at Katy Trail parking lot or at hotel (if allowed), and take 8am shuttle van to Clinton MO, arriving around noon. Cyclists are responsible for equalling splitting the shuttle fee (~$83 per person for group of six; ~$67 for group of twelve). Eat lunch, then cycle 36 miles to the MO State Fair campground in Sedalia. Cook dinner or eat at a local restaurant.


Tuesday, 9/13 - Cycle 41 miles to Katy Roundhouse in New Franklin. Cook dinner or eat at a local restaurant (~3 miles to nearest restaurant).


Wednesday, 9/14 - Cycle 26 miles to Cooper’s Landing Campground in Easley. No restaurant nearby; plan on cooking dinner.


Thursday, 9/15 - Cycle 47 miles to Rivers Edge Campground. Cook dinner or eat at Holzhauser’s Bar & Grill across the street.


Friday, 9/16 - Cycle 38 miles to Marthasville Community Club Park in Marthasville. Cook dinner or eat at a local restaurant.


Saturday, 9/17 - Cycle 39 miles to St. Charles. Cyclists can choose to drive back to Cincinnati on Saturday, or make their own reservations to stay at a hotel Saturday night and drive to Cincinnati on Sunday, 9/18.


Camping Information:


Monday - The MO State Fair Campground does not take reservations. Cost is $12 per tent. We will be assigned a location when we arrive. Facilities include showers and restrooms.


Tuesday - The Katy Roundhouse accepts on-line reservations; no deposit required. $10 per person to be paid by cash or check upon arrival. Facilities include showers, restrooms and electric outlets at shower house. Go to their website ( and make a reservation on-line before signing up for this tour to be sure that you have a camping space available for Tuesday night, 9/13/22.


Wednesday - Reservations for three campsites (6,7 and 8) have been made with a non-refundable deposit. Your $15 camping fee will cover this cost. Limited facilities: no showers, porta-potties, electric at sites 6 and 7.


Thursday - Rivers Edge Campground charges $15 per site, and allows two tents per site. Facilities include a bathroom with one shower, and electrical outlets at the bathroom. Call Melody at 573-590-9159 to make a reservation and pay the $15 deposit before signing up for this tour to be sure that you have a camping space available for Thursday night, 9/15/22.


Friday - There is a $5 fee for camping at the Marthasville Community Club, payable upon arrival. Facilities include restrooms, showers and electrical outlets.


There will be no SAG support for this ride. You will need to have the necessary gear to carry your camping/cooking equipment on your bike. Riders must have the tools for, and be able to perform, basic bike repairs, e.g. fix a flat tire. If for any reason you cannot complete the ride, you will need to have someone you can call to come and pick you up.


Email your questions or comments to Bob Kissinger at