Daily Review: June 21


The journey from Sedalia to Boonville, MO saw some of the best weather the ride has ever seen.

This being said, riders were able to enjoy the trail without the pressure of rising temperatures and get to know one another at the SAG stops.

In our video recap of day two, you will find morning routines, the pancake man, and even some video shot from a bike right on the trail!

Do You Know The Pancake Man?

The pancake man? The pancake man.

Do you know the pancake man? Who cooks on the Katy Trail?

Well, if you don’t then you are missing out on one highly entertaining and energizing breakfast. The Pancake Man breakfast has become a signature part of the Katy Trail Ride over the past few years and is a highlight for many riders.

The Pancake Man currently holds the world record the the fastest pancake flipper and his special grill can make 96 pancakes every two minutes. That’s 2,500 pancakes every hour. Now that is what we call hotcakes.

Horsing Around on the Katy Trail

Participants in the 2011 Katy Trail Ride were treated to an extra special event for Tuesday night’s entertainment. Warm Springs Ranch hosted a private tour for the riders and showed off their pride and joy- the Budweiser Clydesdale herd. The ranch is home to one of the only purebred clydesdale herd in the nation and boasts more than 250 individual horses. Riders were able to tour the facilities, learn about how a horse ranch is run and interact with some of the world famous horses. Be sure to watch the video slideshow of the images at Warm Springs Ranch.

Rider of the Day: Day Two


There are dozens of people behind the scenes of the 2011 Katy Trail Ride working their hardest to make the event a success. One of those is our very own bike mechanic, Melissa Speaker, on the trail and at rest stops. Furthermore, Melissa got married Tuesday night while we were stopped in Boonville and returned to the trails Wednesday morning. While this may be a busy week for her between a wedding and 300 riders, she managed to find time to answer some questions about bike maintenance and repair.

Thank you Melissa for being a part of our trip this year and good luck!

Snacking, Sampling and Cycling: The Food Guide to the Katy Trail

One of the most important keys in having a safe and healthy Katy Trail ride is to stay hydrated and fed. This year, the food on the ride has received particular notice leaving us to ponder “What have been your favorite foods?”

“The lunch from our sponsor ‘Coach’s’ was a great mid-day meal.” –David from Corpus Christi. Texas.

“We are really looking forward to dining at Glenn’s Cafe while we are in Boonville.” –Lyle and Nancy from Rolla, Mo.

“The Odwalla bars at the SAG stops are great. I really like the sweet and salty peanut flavor.” –Ray from Fort Worth, Texas.

“The pancake man was delicious as well as entertaining.” –Ed from Towerhill, Ill.

“We really like stopping and tasting all the different wines along the trail. It is a really nice treat.” –Mary from Kansas City, Mo.

“There is a spot on the trail where an Amish family comes and sells cookies. They are absolutely delicious.” –Pam from Topeka, Kan.

“I have to carry a water bottle of iced coffee with me when I’m riding on the trails.” –Chris from Chicago.