Daily Review: June 22

On the first long journey of the week, riders on the 2011 Katy Trail traveled almost 50 miles in one day. Making their way from Boonville to the state capital of Jefferson City, riders had plenty of scenic and eclectic stops along the way. The town of Rocheport, Mo was home to the first business built around the trail and held close proximity to the state’s largest oak tree and Eagle Bluffs overlook.

This particular group of riders were also the first to cross the new bike lane spanning the Missouri River. Campers were able to meet Mrs. Jones whose family was responsible for purchasing the Katy Trail and making it available for bike enthusiasts everywhere.

Rider of the Day: Day Three

Be Prepared. 


This saying has been uttered by countless young men as they participate in The Boy Scouts of America. Outside of the millions of hours these men spend engaged in volunteer activities, community service and leadership opportunities, the young men of Troop 274 Boy Scouts Venture Crew from Memphis, Tenn. have spent the past few days of their summer on the 2011 Katy Trail Ride. They came prepared to enjoy the Missouri scenery, learn about the great outdoors and build up their teamwork skills. All of this has made them our featured riders of the day. So as you watch the following video be prepared to meet some amazing individuals and leaders of tomorrow.

MKT Cribs: Glamping Edition

Webster’s dictionary defines Glamping as:

(v) ~ to glamp; glamorously camping

Well, not really, but to several of our Katy Riders, “glamping” has become a way to bring the luxuries of home to the rough and tough lifestyle of a cross-state cyclist.

Two of those riders, Kerry and Sheri give us a tour of their “glammed-out campground.”  So grab your posse and pack plenty of wine and cheese!

Cycling in Style

Each bike rider has his or her own style. A particular outfit is chosen for its practicality, comfort and finally style. We searched the trails today looking for some of the best shirts and jerseys our riders were wearing and here are some of the most unique ones we found. Let us know which one you liked the best.

John from Blue Springs, Mo was our first place winner

Anita from Cassville, Mo was our second place winner

J.P. from Newport News, Va was our third place winner.

Gloria from Independence, Mo

Denny from Centralia, Mo

Michael from Vandalia, Mo

Greg from Nevada, Mo

John from Wilmington, N.C.