Event dates: Sunday, July 19th, 2020 to Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Event Registration period: Saturday, June 6th, 2020 to Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
The Missouri Double-Cross
is two five-day rides, back to back,
on the beautiful Katy Trail in late July:
Ride One or Ride Both!
Saturday, July 18, Gather in Defiance, Missouri
First Crossing--$295 per person
Sunday, July 19, to Thursday, July 23:
Ride East-to-West, Defiance to Clinton
Friday, July 24, Shuttles to/from Defiance/Clinton
Shuttle Price: $139
(Shuttles are normally $119 on BBK,
but to allow for distancing on board, we will not fill coaches.)
Second Crossing--$295 per person
Saturday, July 25, to Wednesday, July 29,
Ride West to East, Clinton to Defiance
Do the Missouri Double-Cross--
Ride Both Ways in 11 Days!
$540 per person
Park in Defiance and pedal to Clinton
and back again, Sunday, July 19, to Wednesday, July 29,
with a rest day in Clinton on Friday, July 24.
The Trail: Routes, Towns, Miles
The Katy Trail is a rail-to-trail linear park, one of the prettiest such trails in the country. The surface is limestone chip for a smooth ride, and much of the trail follows the Missouri River, meaning it is mostly flat. According to the Katy Trail website, "Trail users have the opportunity to wind through some of the most scenic areas of the state with the majority of the trail closely following the Missouri River. The park also takes users through a slice of rural history as it meanders through the small towns that once thrived along the railroad corridor and reflect the rich heritage of Missouri."
Your ride entry fee includes the user fees for Missouri State Parks, transport of your baggage daily, your morning coffee in camp, your daily hot, private shower and towel, phone-charging, a shady social area, and a souvenir Missouri Double Cross shirt. (Jerseys will be available for purchase.) Cold beverages will be available in camp for a nominal price. Greg and Danita are hoping to arrange a breakfast vendor in each campsite.
Bring Your Own Tent: Riders are welcome to bring their own tents and pay only the ride entry fee.
Add-on Rental Tent Service: Riders may use the rental tents of Pork Belly Ventures for five nights: $250 per tent for one or two tent occupants, in addition to the per-person ride entry fee. $250 includes one twin-sized air mattress; second mattress available for only $20. For those on the Double Cross (11 nights), a rental tent with twin mattress is $450. That's a $50 discount plus an extra night!
Add-on PHAT Room Rental: This option can hardly be called camping. Riders may rent an air-conditioned PHAT Room on a semi-trailer for five nights: $1500 for 1-5 room occupants in addition to the per-person ride-entry fee. (For comfort, 2-3 occupants is an optimal number.) For those on the Double Cross (11 nights), a PHAT Rooms is $2500. That's a $500 discount plus an extra night!