Over Memorial Day Weekend I crossed something off my bucket list that had been on there for a while: I biked the Katy Trail. The Katy Trail is a rails to trails project–one of the most successful “rails to trails” projects in the U.S. in fact. The MKT railroad began in St. Louis and made stops in Kansas and Oklahoma before reaching Texas. The stretch of the railroad from St. Louis to Clinton, MO was officially shut down in 1986 because of heavy flooding. In 1990 work began on converting this segment into a bike trail.
I biked the trail with my friend Ginny. We didn’t have enough time to do the whole trail; we started in Hermann, MO (in the rain) and ended in Sedalia (in the rain). Here are some of the highlights: