Katy Trail Bike Rental
Katy Trail Bike Rental
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MRtravelers
Broomfield, CO18 contributions
Oct 2021
Don’t look elsewhere to rent a bike, if biking on or near the Katy Trail!
The owner and employees of the Katy Trail Bike Rental are the most accommodating and helpful folks you could find anywhere. They picked us up at the appointed location and drove us to our starting point on the trail. They delivered our luggage to each of our stops, and provided us with well functioning bicycles for our Katy Trail bike trip. They also helped with “mapping out “ what would be the best stops based on our preferences, including suggesting names of hotels to stay at. All this for a reasonable fee!
Written February 17, 2022
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ImbwanaKikbouti
West Chester, PA51 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Todd and his team did the luggage transport each day for our cross state Katy Trail bike ride. When I strained my knee, they drove us from Boonville to Jeff City. When my buddy’s rear tire sidewall blew out, the came and got us, took us into Hermann, and took the bike back to their shop to fix it. Make sure you have their number saved on your cell. Great resource for all Katy Trail cyclists.
Written May 19, 2021
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love2travel33388
Denver, CO185 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Shop provided an excellent experience for a Katy Trail shuttle service. Ron, our driver, and Todd, the owner, both arrived promptly at our hotel in St. Charles. They quickly loaded the bikes, loaded us up and drove us to Clinton where we began a five day bicycle trip. Ron was an excellent driver and very good company. The price was more than fair. I highly recommend this service.
Written May 15, 2021
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susanna101
Chesterfield, MO1 contribution
Oct 2017
I had difficulty getting a response regarding setting up shuttle service to Jefferson City for 6 people. After multiple attempts, I received confirmation on an early morning date and time. We arrived as arranged and waited 30 minutes before giving up. I attempted to call him, but as usual, it went directly to voice mail.
Written November 1, 2017
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mark n
Houston, TX263 contributions
Sep 2019
Rented a hybrid bike for 6 days as part of a 6 day cycle tour of the Katy Trail from Clinton to St. Charles that was wonderfully organized by independenttourist.com. Todd and his team did a great job renting us bikes. Plus he quickly addressed issues that arose with a few of the 7 bikes during the trip.
Written October 2, 2019
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Rebekah C
Gallatin, TN56 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We did not rent bikes from this shop, but after we pedaled our own bikes 20 miles to Defiance from St. Charles, my husband was unsure he could pedal back. We stopped into the bike shop to ask about a shuttle service. When we went into the shop, a young man said he’d was going to rinse our bikes even though we had not rented from them! Cool! I think you are really supposed to have some sort of reservation for shuttle service, but the owner agreed to take us back to St. Charles in the van. One of the employees, also a local firefighter, was our driver. He loaded our bikes, and while he was doing so, he pointed out an issue with the seat on my husband’s bike. He said it was set improperly and explained in detail how the seat should be adjusted, and he recommended getting a new seat altogether to make riding more comfortable. He couldn’t believe my husband rode 20 miles on his bike with the seat as jacked up as it was. No wonder he was unsure if he could pedal back to St. Charles! We had to pay for the shuttle ride, of course, but it was worth every cent. I highly recommend this shop for all your bike needs!
Written May 29, 2018
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Ralph C
Colorado Springs, CO147 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
We used the Katy Trail Bike Rental shuttle service to transport us from St Charles back to our car in Clinton, MO after riding the Katy Trail. They were also kind enough to rescue my wife when she was unable to complete the final leg of our trip. We'll certainly use them again when riding the Katy Trail
Written July 29, 2014
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Haramachi
Tel Aviv, Israel464 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
My wife and I rented our bikes here before heading for several hours of biking in the area. The staff was very kind and helpful, the bikes were fine, they answered all our questions with patience and their rate was very reasonable.
Written July 1, 2018
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Bill L
3 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
I was referred to Katy Trail Bike Rentals for a place on the Katy Trail to rent bikes and help with transportation for a planned 3 day bike trip for a friend and myself. From the first time I spoke with Todd, the owner, I was pleased. They handled the rentals and all transportation from the minute they picked us up at our hotel the morning after we arrived in St Louis to the minute they dropped us off at the airport 3 days later. Ron, the driver picked us up at the hotel, drove us to Defiance to fit us with bikes, drove us to the trail head in McKittrick, and then dropped our bags at the B&B where we stayed.

Each day, our bags were picked up in the morning and delivered to the next place we stayed on the trail. All we had to carry was whatever we needed for the day. On the last day Todd picked us up along with our luggage and drove us to the airport. The only thing different from our original request was on the first day Ron arrived early to pick us up. Who is going to object to someone arriving early?

On our second day on the trail my friend had a flat tire a couple of miles from Defiance and they quickly sent out a mechanic with a replacement wheel to get him on the way again.

Every person we dealt with was friendly, helpful and courteous. All of the arrangements worked like clockwork. There is absolutely nothing I could find fault with in my dealings with Todd and his staff. I highly recommend working with Katy Bike Rental.
Written September 13, 2017
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Steven Spaner
Washington, MO27 contributions
Aug 2017
The people who have stayed at our bed and breakfast and had dealings with this bike rental / repair shop are mixed. It appears to be related to two factors: 1) who was on staff at the time, and 2) did they deal with the Defiance store or the Augusta store. The Augusta store is not staffed all the time and the arrangements for staff requires a prior reservation with the Defiance store. Even with this prior arrangement, it appears that the Defiance store / owners do not send their best and brightest to the Augusta store when reservations have been made. The people who we have heard from who have dealt with the Defiance store have been VERY satisfied to very UNSATISFIED depending on the person they dealt with. Some had bike problems with a rental bike and the response was quick and satisfactory and some got little to no help and resolution. As each case has its own particulars, I can not sort it out and draw a conclusion. BUT, the fact remains that the predictability and reliability of stellar service from this store is a coin toss.
Written September 8, 2017
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