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.

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.