The Bocomo Fondo is an 80 or 40 mile gravel ride through parts of Boone and Howard Counties, Missouri and sponsored by Walt’s Bike Shop.
This ride starts and ends at The Station House at Katfish Katy’s along the Katy Trail. The route features a mix of gravel and paved roads in the region. Highlights include the “gravel highway” that is Wilhite Rd., the curvy Highway YY that leads to the equally curvy N Oak Grove School Rd., a ride through Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area, the hidden, winding, and narrow Ridge Rd., wide open country gravel, and finally a leisurely jaunt along the Katy Trail before finishing at Katfish Katy’s.
The 80 mile route will have a lunch stop at Bennitt Lake halfway through the ride where water, snacks, and sandwiches are available. At 80 miles, the Fondo can be daunting to some, but is worth it for the views alone.
There is a shorter 40 mile option available that follows the same start and finish of the longer course.
Event organizers recommend that you be self sufficient, but each route will have a follow vehicle should you need assistance. Gravel, cyclocross, and touring bikes are recommended as there are many rough gravel roads on the course.
This year all profits from registration will be going to the Columbia Parks and Recreation Bicycle Co-op.
80 mile ride – $20
40 mile ride – $10