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2019 Rail to KATY Trail Ride
June 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
A multimodal, multi-day extravaganza starting at the Kirkwood Amtrak station. This ride has it all― friendship, camaraderie, cold beer, great food, scenic views, and live music — all on a two-day adventure through the Missouri river valley.
On Saturday, we meet at the Kirkwood Amtrak station with bikes and gear. You board the 9:44 am Missouri River Runner train for a relaxing and scenic ride to Hermann. Your bike and gear are shuttled by us. Once you disembark in Hermann you hop on your bike, take a self paced tour of Hermann, cross the Missouri River and begin your ride on the Katy. You’ll visit several wineries, breweries and the historic Peers Store on our way to Matson and our overnight destination, Sunflower Hill Farm. At Sunflower Hill you’ll have a welcome snack, a hot shower and then settle in for a fun evening. Dinner is a whole hog roast with all the trimmings, cold Trailnet 30 beer then we kick back in the grotto for live music by the campfire.
On Sunday you’ll wake up to a continental breakfast and begin the ride back to Kirkwood. Once again there are wineries, breweries and rest stops along the way.
For sleeping arrangements there are three options, luxury tent camping with Padres, bring your own tent or a nearby B&B. You book the B&B on your own but we will shuttle you to and from Sunflower Hill Farm.
We will also provide a Sunday shuttle from St. Louis Premium Outlets in Chesterfield to the Kirwood Amtrak.
Mileage: Day 1: 42 miles, Day 2: 32 miles
Terrain: Flat with some hills on Sunday