The Butterfield Stage Experience - Butterfield + U.S. Bicycle Route System

The Butterfield Stage Experience - Butterfield + U.S. Bicycle Route System

The new Butterfield Stage Experience bicycle route is a historic experience along back country roads that leaves you with smiles for miles across Missouri. A mostly gravel/bikepacking route across some of the most beautiful, peaceful, and historic places in rural Missouri, you’ll re-experience an 1858 Butterfield Stage trip across Missouri. 

The Butterfield Stage Experience - 250 miles through the historic rural Missouri landscape
The Butterfield Stage Experience - 250 miles through the historic rural Missouri landscape

The Butterfield Stage Experience - Butterfield + U.S. Bicycle Route System

When you combine the Butterfield, the Katy, and the Rock Island with Adventure Cycling Association and U.S. Bicycle Routes in Missouri, you're all set for some mega-adventures.

  

Combining the USBR and other cross-state and cross-country bicycle touring routes shown on the map above, with the Butterfield routes and connections shown on the  map below, leads to many possible combinations, including:

  • Bicycle Route 66 St Louis to Springfied; Butterfield Stage Springfield to Syracuse; Connector Syracuse to Sedalia; Katy Sedalia to Jefferson City; Lewis & Clark Route Jefferson City to St Joseph; Way of American Genius to Hannibal; Great Rivers + Katy Trail back to St. Louis
     
  • Trans-Am Joplin to Farmington area; Mississippi River  Trail north to St Charles; Katy Trail to Jefferson City; Butterfield Stage to Route 66; Return to Joplin via Bicycle Route 66
     
  • Rock Island + Katy Trail from Kansas City to Washington; Great Rivers South to Bicycle Route 66; Route 66 to Springfield; Butterfield Stage + Connector Springfield to Windsor; Rock Island home
     

 Butterfield Stage - Options and Regional Connections Map (click for full-sized version)

Explore U.S. Bicycle Routes combined with Butterfield Stage Experience routes

 

Explore U.S. Bicycle Routes combined with Butterfield Stage Experience routes on the RideWithGPS Butterfield Stage OPTIONS AND CONNECTIONS page or using the live map below:

 

 Road conditions do vary - but usually roads are manageable--with proper caution!--even in fairly wet weather 

 

 

Creating a world-class bicycle, pedestrian, and trails transportation network across Missouri is one of the four major goals of MoBikeFed's Vision for Bicycling and Walking in Missouri. Creating, promoting, and encouraging the implementation of the statewide trails vision along with major trails and trail connections like the Katy Trail, Rock Island Trail, and Butterfield Stage Experience are a vitally important parts of that plan.

Your ongoing membership and generous financial support help turn our Vision into reality!