Solar Eclipse Ride

A full solar eclipse will be centered over Boonville,MO on Monday August 21, 2017, and a couple of our tours will have you there at the perfect time. For the “star gazing” cyclist, it’s your time for one of our tours. Cut for time, itinerary adjustments are available. For more details, call us at 309-264-4514, or email robert@independenttourist.com with your questions.

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2017 Tours


Hello Cyclist

Our web site is updated for the 2017 cycling season and we are now taking reservations for the 2017 Independent Tourist Bike Tours. As we look forward to our 14th year, we’re happy to answer any questions by email or phone, at info@independentourist.com or phone Bob Grace at 309-265-4514 or Henry Curran at 309-253-7522. Thank you for your interest, and have fun pedaling in 2017.

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This website is updated for 2016 bike tours. We are now taking reservations for 2016.


  1. Select preferred tour (ex. #10 End to End ) (#10Tours start 0n TH or FR)
  2. Find preferred day and date match (ex. TH June 2)
  3. Complete RESERVATION form and enter up to two or three preferred start dates

Thanks, Henry Curran – henry@independenttourist.com

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2016 Bike Tours

The website is being updated with 2016 tours.

Information will be posted by November 7, 2015.

Independent Tourist


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Reservation Requests

We are accepting Reservation Requests for the following dates:

Bike Tour Start Dates:

Prince Edward Island August 31 to September 20 (end of season)

Wisconsin – August 31 – September 20 (end of season)

Katy Trail – OPEN Start Dates: Sept 24, 2015 or October 17, 2015

—for the END to END #10- These Dates are available now and can accomodate 2 to 6 cyclists.  Contact henry@independenttourist.com or 309-253-7522.


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Reservations June 2015


Independent Tourist staff will be traveling and working on reduced hours:

  • June 17 – June 30, 2015
    • Reservation Requests will NOT be processed during this time.
  • June 30 – business as usual accepting new requests for start dates:
    • July 30 – October 31, 2015 – Katy Trail Tours
    • July 30 – September 20, 2015 – PEI or Wisconsin Tours
  • Tours reserved before June 17, 2015 are not affected.

2015 New Reservations

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The web site will be updated by December 1st  for 2015 reservations. This will include any changes in tour prices.

We look forward to our 12th season of bike tours. We receive questions and comments every day and will be happy to

hear from you by phone: 309-253-7522 or email: henry@independenttourist.com

Thanks, Henry

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Now Accepting 2014 Reservations

We are now taking reservations for 2014 bike tours.  Depending on the specific tour and your preferred start dates:

Spring tours are best booked at least 60 days in advance.

  • September – October tours should be booked 3 or 4 months ahead.
  • Groups of more than 6 should reserve as far ahead as possible.
  • If you have very specific dates and no flexibility you should also book far ahead.

Contact us with any questions about the timing of your reservation request.


Henry Curran



No New Reservations for 2013

Thanks for a wonderful, busy cycling season.  We still have many bike tours in progress or scheduled for

completion by the end of our season October 31, but no more room for new bookings in the 2013 season.

We will accept new reservations for 2014.  Our Katy Trail, Missouri tours will open first, beginning

in April 2014. Bike tour information will be updated for 2014 by the end of October.  If you make a 2014

reservation before the prices are posted we will honor the 2013 price.

— Independent Tourist, 9/10/13

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Very Few Tour Dates Left for 2013

We have had a wonderful and busy season in 2013.  As of today there are very few possible tour dates remaining.  Please contact us

before trying to reserve on the website “Reservation Page”.

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