Cycling Missouri's Katy Trail, one sip at a time

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

HERMANN — The 19th century German settlers who saw visions of the Rhineland in the rolling Missouri hills likely didn't anticipate the more modern voyagers who flock to these parts: Spandex-wearing, energy-bar-chowing cyclists lured by a 236-mile rails-to-trails path — the nation's longest.