People who don't have their own bicycles often try to make one by sawing their car in half or affixing an extra wheel to their unicycle. Borrow a traditionally made bicycle with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a one-day hybrid mountain-bike rental (a $20 value) at Katy Bike Rental in Defiance.
Katy Bike Rental buoys peddlers across landscapes with an armada of maintained bicycles accustomed to coasting through nearby Katy Trail State Park. The genetic offspring of bighorn sheep and unicycles, hybrid mountain bikes beckon bikers to their synthetic saddles before scampering off into the surrounding area for eight-hour joy rides.
The Katy Trail presents a popular riding environment for biking hobbyists and Tour de France competitors alike with its hill-less path of smooth gravel and views of the sun-drenched Missouri River. And tricycle graduates seeking help planning a ride can contact Katy Bike Rental to gain local insight into special events at the nearby wineries and various small towns bordering the trail.
Katy Bike Rental
Operating out of the historic Defiance general store built around 1898, Katy Bike Rental's owners Todd and Robin White showcase their pride in local heritage as they equip visitors for voyages down the Katy Trail State Park. Originally the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, the line has since been converted into a state park whose calm gravel trail winds through lush forest alongside the Missouri River. Cyclists set out aboard the store's fleet of hybrid mountain bikes, tandem bikes, or comfort cruisers, each with optional attachments such as child carts to tow kids. They then pedal past old railroad signals and between man-made stone walls, and follow cliffs running along the river. Additionally, Todd organizes events along the trail, such as wine and movie nights, at local wineries and breweries or, when it’s a flannel kind of day, log-rolling contests with local lumberjacks.