The Katy Trail is a trail that spans the length of the state of Missouri and is used by walkers, runners, bikers and equestrian riders. Formerly the MKT railroad line, it has been turned into a crushed rock trail used by thousand of people every year. It currently runs from Clinton to Machens, MO.
The purpose of the #BikeKatyTrail documentary is to show the value of the trail through the experience of two guys riding the trail, sharing the history, future and current impact of the trail & exploring the communities and business that not only benefit from the trail but also contribute to its appeal.
The documentary will show how the Katy Trail benefits individuals, local communities, businesses, the state of Missouri and even the US. The doc will show what it’s like to travel the entire length of the trail from two people’s perspectives. Future trail riders can see the trail and go along for the ride to determine if they would like to try it out. Local chambers of commerce and businesses can utilize it as a promotion tool to show how their cities benefit from and support the trail.
The trail’s future is bright as it continues to grow and expand. The Rock Island Trail is another trial that will travel through Missouri and will allow riders the opportunity to see more of Missouri’s beautiful landscapes and unique communities. Governor Nixon announced that by the end of 2016 the section of the Rock Island Trail will extend from Windsor, which is part of the Katy Trail, to Pleasant Hill, which is on the outskirts of Kansas City. This will allow people to travel from St. Louis to Kansas City on a trail. In fact, when the trail does push farther into KC, it will go into the Truman Sports Complex, where the KC Chiefs and Royals play.
The Katy Trail is a treasure of Missouri and with the recent news will only continue to gain value for the residents of the state but also visitors who experience the charm of this wonderful trail. The #BikeKatyTrail documentary aims to educate potential riders of the trail as well as people who are interested in the past, present and future of the Katy and the communities that lie along the trail.