Trek Travel Luxury Bike Tour comes to Missouri Wine Country

We all know that few places in the U.S. can top our home state for gorgeous weather in the spring and fall — and many of us have friends who plan their vacations around cycling across America and in Europe.  Let’s be matchmakers and put them together!

As part of our ongoing efforts to connect the St. Louis area with Missouri River Country, Magnificent Missouri and the Katy Land Trust have partnered with one of the world’s leading active travel organizations, Trek Travel, for a spectacular trip this fall.

Trek Travel is known for combining luxury travel with one-of-a-kind bicycling adventures.  Current offerings include Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Blackberry Farm – and now we are on the list!

The trip is structured to appeal to riders of all levels.  Trek Travel takes care of every detail, including providing high-end Trek bicycles and world-class cycling guides.  We hope that this luxury trip is the first of many to showcase the highlights of St. Louis and the Missouri River valley.

So, right now, please share on Facebook, tweet, look at your Christmas card list, check your “Rolodex” and let your friends and business associates around the country – and the world – know about this trip.   Trek Travel will give them an opportunity to experience the best of St. Louis and Missouri.

See details and an itinerary here.

Highlights from Peers-to-Treloar!

Feedback on the Fun: Peers-to-Treloar Highlights

Here is a wonderful article written by Cindy Gladden for the Warren County Record containing some highlights of the Peers-to-Treloar party.

We hope you were able to enjoy this time with us, but, if not, we have plenty of fun in store for you in the future. We can’t wait to do this again! Now, sit back and enjoy some pictures from the Peers-to-Treloar party.

It was a gorgeous fall day.


Amazing music filled the air, and many adventures were had!



“Where the Rivers Run”


Just as the Missouri and Mississippi rivers have shaped our history,
they inspire our future.

“Where the Rivers Run” is a one-hour Nine Network special, produced by Patrick Murphy, that tells the story of the Missouri rivers, taking us to our region’s forests, bluffs, prairies and waters through compelling imagery. We are also introduced to some of the artists, chefs, farmers, vintners, scientists, environmentalists and naturalists who explore and celebrate Missouri River Country. The heart of the story lies in the influence of the landscape on those who nurture it and are inspired by it.

“Where the Rivers Run” expands on Patrick Murphy’s 1999 special “The Katy: Stories from the Trail” in which he biked what was then a 200-mile trail along the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad track. Now 240 miles long, the Katy Trail angles across Missouri from Machens to Clinton and remains an essential feature of the story of Missouri’s rivers. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Katy Trail.

The Katy Trail, Confluence Point State Park and many Missouri conservation causes have benefited from the vision and generosity of Pat and Ted Jones.

Watch it now!

View the full documentary by clicking here and celebrate Missouri’s inspirational landscape, the Katy Trail, and the generosity and vision of Ted and Pat Jones.

The Washington Missourian weighed in on this beautiful documentary – see what they wrote about it here!

Sponsors of “Where the Rivers Run”
Sponsors of Where the Rivers Run

Week-long state paddle event sponsored by KLT, Magnificent Missouri and the Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition

Rob Hunt, of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, earned a scholarship from the Katy Land Trust and Magnificent Missouri to participate in Paddle Georgia.

The Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition is organizing a large, multi-day paddle event for Missouri rivers. The first step was seeing how experts do it at Paddle Georgia, a project of powerhouse nonprofit The Georgia River Network. The Katy Land Trust and Magnificent Missouri sponsored a registration scholarship that went to Rob Hunt, of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. He joined MSTWC director Holly Neill at Paddle Georgia and will be integral to bringing the concept home to Missouri.

You can see photos from their seven-day river trip here, and be sure to follow MSTWC on Facebook and Twitter for updates about the event, or sign up for their newsletter here.

This year's Paddle Georgia event was on the Ogechee River.