KC Riverfront Heritage Trail

on Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday we found ourselves with excellent weather (mid-50s) and a few hours of daylight on our hands. We decided we would explore a little bit of our own area that we don't get to via bike. The KC Riverfront Heritage Trail. This trail is relatively new and is still in progress. It's all paved and most of it is in the urban area of the east bottoms of KC.

We parked close to KCK Chamber of Commerce and road over the Woodsweather Bridge which was the big draw for me. I didn't get any great pictures but the bridge is beautiful with art sculptures just under I-70. You continue on in the east bottoms, an industrial area that is kind of dodgy but seems perfectly ok on a Sunday afternoon. Follow the Bike Route signs and before you know it you've crossed to MO river and are now in the urban chic Rivermarket.

We picked up the Riverfront Trail at the Rivermarket area and followed the large paved sidewalk all the way to the Isle of Capri Casino where the trail ended. It appears more trail is in the works and it seems that most of it is geared for commuters which is a good thing because downtown KC seems overwhelming to me on a bike.

Dodgy part of East Bottoms
It was fun learning a new way to get to an area we like. We road for pleasure not for sport. Don't we always!

It was the day for bridges! We saw a ton of them.

More bridges & the Mighty MO

Coffee break at the Rivermarket Coffeehouse


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