New bicyclist's hostel opens in Farmington: Transamerica Trail Cyclers Inn

Biking Bis reports:
Cross-country bike travelers who are tired enough to sleep in a hollow log at night probably won't mind the fact that the new bike hostel in Farmington, Missouri, is a refurbished county jail.

The Transamerican Trail Cyclers Inn opened its doors Tuesday night, just in time for the start of Stage 3 of the Tour of Missouri on Wednesday.

The hostel is also known as "Al's Place," named in recognition of local bicycling enthusiast Al Dziewa who died of cancer. The hostel sports 14 bunk beds in three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and laundry room.
The News Tribune continues:
The eastern Missouri community is on the TransAmerica Trail bicycle route. The Park Hills Daily Journal reports that the hostel has 14 bunk beds in three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and laundry room.

Work on the inn was done by city employees and state prisoners and furnished in part with a $6,000 donation from the Farmington Downtown Development Association.

An estimated 1,200 bicyclists travel through Missouri each year on the TransAmerica Trail.