The idea for our Katy Trail trip began when we traveled to St. Louis for a wedding in September 2013. We spent a day visiting wineries near Defiance and Augusta and spent the night in a bed and breakfast in Augusta. We saw the Katy Trail in a few spots and visited the trailheads in Augusta and Weldon Springs. We had never visited that part of Missouri before and it was beautiful. We picked up a Katy Trail map along the way and with the help of the map I wrote out a tentative itinerary on a barf bag on our flight home.
Over the course of the next few months we researched ideas for our trip. The BikeKatyTrail.com website was quite helpful. We purchased the most recent edition of the Katy Trial Guidebook by Brett Durfur and got good ideas there too.
We invite you to read our journal, starting with our trip from Phoenix to St. Louis to Sedalia.