6.22.2012   Click any photo to see a slideshow

Riders were looking forward to this short 25-mile day from Pilot Grove to Sedalia, but it started raining early in the morning. The trail got quite muddy, but Thursday morning was cloudy and cool, so riders got some relief from the constant heat and sun earlier in the week.

 

 

An Amish family sold cookies to riders outside Clifton City.

 

 

 

 

 
Several riders were hanging out at the Clifton City SAG stop.

 

 

 

 

 
This leg of the Katy Trail ended at the depot in Sedalia.

 

 

 

 

 

Some interesting accessories were out on the trail today.

 

With so much extra time on Thursday, riders had several tour options throughout Sedalia. Some riders went up to the Bothwell Lodge and toured its 30 rooms.

 

 

 

At the end of the day, riders could go swimming, watch a baseball game, attend a concert or go to downtown Sedalia.

 

 

 

 

6.21.2012    Click any photo to see a slideshow

Wednesday’s ride was 50 miles from Hartsburg to Pilot Grove.

The day started off with a French toast breakfast, courtesy of the Pancake Man. The line for breakfast almost filled the whole town of Hartsburg!

 

 
This ride included what some consider to be the most scenic portion of the Katy Trail. From McBaine to Rocheport, the trail had canopy cover, bluffs and views of the Missouri River.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riders gathered at the old oak tree off the Katy Trail.

 

 

 

 

 

The old bunker was another popular spot for riders to explore.

 

 

 

 

 
The Katy Trail took riders past the historic Boonville Depot, which was restored by Missouri State Parks.

 

 

 

 

 

Riders stopped in downtown Boonville for lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riders set up camp in Pilot Grove.

6.20.2012   Click any photo to see a slideshow

Tuesday’s ride spanned 56 miles from Hermann to Hartsburg.

 

Tuesday was the first day that the Pancake Man served breakfast. The Pancake Man flipped pancakes into the air, and riders had to catch them in their plates. Some got tiny pancakes flipped directly into their mouths. Now that’s what I call good service!

 

The first SAG stop in Bluffton has a snack stand called Steamboat Junction. Riders relaxed in the shade and munched on snow cones.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday’s ride included a poker run! 
The Katy Trail riders quadrupled the population of Hartsburg Tuesday night. Campsites were located throughout the town, so some riders pitched their tents in backyards or on church property.

 

 

 

 

Riders received Hartsburg bucks and chose to eat dinner at one of the four restaurants in Hartsburg.

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