If your looking around the KC area for day trips, there's a few nice rural hilly areas north of the city.
But I agree with the last post, southern MO and NW Ark is the place to ride and it's within a few hours of you.
Best advice I have is to get on your bike and go find it. Mo is a beautiful state - I spent 25+ years in Springfield. From where you are at - head towards water as the roads generally twist with the flow of the creeks.
Plenty of good roads center state around Lake of the Ozarks. Southeast from there to the Rolla/Ft.Wood area you are in prime country. The entire southern 1/3rd of the state is excellent riding.
Welcome to MO, I live in Drexel so not that far away from P Hill. Like another said, there are some decent roads north and east of KC. Anything that runs close to the river is a good choice as well. You can run down to Lake of the Ozarks or Truman Lake and both have good roads around them. None of what I said will compare to the rides/roads down in the southern portion of MO and northern AR but can be done for a quick fix!
I live in the southern section of the state and the roads are awesome. Not quite as good as AR but still great roads. If you get down this way give me a shout and I'll make sure you ride good roads and get a great meal. I live in Hillsboro. Bout 40 miles south of St Louis.
Two Arkansas retirees are planning a ride into Missouri for a RTE sometime in March. Since we are retired it is more important for us to pick a good weather day rather than setting a firm date that may or may not work out due to weather. I'm posting this in the Missouri sub-forum thinking some...
In the Darkside thread, a conversation deals with locations across our country which mounts car tires on our scooters.
Just thought I'd give a quick shout out to Jack's Muffler and Tire, located in Gallatin (MO), roughly 60 miles north of Kansas City MO.
They are a motorcycling family who race...
SOOOOOOO glad I got the Wing out yesterday for a nice ride! It was 60+ degrees and sunny. This morning it is 28 degrees, 20+ MPH wind out of the north and about an inch of snow by mid morning.
Gotta take the opportunities when they present themselves!