View Full Version : St. Louis end of Katy Trail extended

04-03-2011, 05:34 AM
The trail now goes 12 miles past St. Charles to Machens! We rode a few miles yesterday on the opening day (We interrupted the end of the ribbon cutting ceremony--ON YOUR LEFT, coming through! Bicycle path!) Very nice. Some loose gravel, little shade, but follows levee along the river so more scenic than I expected. Of course, now we have to find out how to hop off and find our way across to the Alton Great River Road ;-)

We also swung by the new coffee/bike shop/cafe in St Charles--2nd Street Bike Shop & Cafe to say hi. Looks like a good launching point for this end of the trail. Kudos!

04-03-2011, 05:37 AM
Looks like Trailnet's calendar is full for the season and starting early (a full month ahead of the usual-season-starting Tour de Stooges)! DH is headed out in the winds for the Flat as a Pancake today. See you out there :-)

Bike Chick
04-04-2011, 11:36 AM
A friend saw the new trailhead over the weekend and said it was very nice. Can't wait to ride it. How was the Tour de Stooges? I can't imagine riding it in that wind. How brutal!

04-06-2011, 04:38 PM
His speed was down to 7 mph at the end and he can usually average 18! Said they had a great turn out though--parking lot was full.

04-07-2011, 05:21 AM
Hey, now I'm going to have to come back to ride the FULL Katy! Hmmm....and it looks like I might be supervising our St. Louis office again later this year. Hmmm...:)