Special Events

at Katy Trail State Park

A variety of special events are held on the Katy Trail throughout the year. This calendar of events will be updated when new special event permits are issued.

All groups or organizations desiring to use Katy Trail State Park for a special event activity must obtain a special event permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. E-mail or call 800-334-6946 to speak with staff at the Katy Trail State Park office located in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park for information on how to obtain a special event permit.

2015

April

April 24-25

Trails End Dedication Weekend Equestrian Trail Ride
Location:
 Friday, April 24, Green Ridge Trailhead MP 239.2, start, to Missouri State Fairgrounds Trailhead MP 229.9, end.
   Saturday, April 25, Missouri State Fairgrounds Trailhead MP 229.9, start, to Katy Depot MP 227.1, end.
Sponsor: Trails End Committee
Contact: Dale Yelton, dale@lazyliz.com
Number of Attendees: 500 participants/400 horses

April 26

BOCOMO Fondo
Location:
 Katfish Katy’s at Huntsdale MP 171.7 start, west to Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3 and return
Sponsor: Walt’s Bicycle
Contact: Sarah Ashman, sarah@waltsbikeshop.com
Number of Attendees: 120

May

May 2

Cinco de Mayo 5K Run-Walk
Location:
 North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, return to Pavilion
Sponsor: Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors for “Council for Drug Free Youth”
Contact: Donna Stone, donna@jcabor.com
Number of Attendees: 160

May 2

RUSH 5K
Location:
 St. Charles Trailhead, Frontier Park MP 39, start and finish
Sponsor: Bridgeway Behavioral Health
Contact: Ashly Curry, acurry@bridgewaybh.com
Number of Attendees: 550

May 2

Girls on the Run 5K
Location: 
Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start at MP 261.5 and finish at MP 264.6
Sponsor: Henry Count CHART/Girls on the Run
Contact: Lisa Lee, gldnlee@iland.net
Number of Attendees: 300

May 2

Trail to a Cure 8th Annual Ride/Walk/Run
Location: Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Trail to a Cure, Inc.
Contact: Brian McCurren, brianm@socket.net
Number of Attendees: 100

May 9

Cowbell Uncorked: Off Road
Location:
 St. Charles County Klondike Park, start and finish, enter and exit Katy Trail State Park at Klondike Park access at approximately MP 64.1
Sponsor: Partners for Progress/St. Charles County Economic Development Council
Contact: Kerin Miller, kmiller@edcscc.com
Number of Attendees: 1500

May 16

Happy Feet for a Healthy Mind 5K Run
Location:
 North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, return to Pavilion
Sponsor: Compass Health Pathways
Contact: Leslie Mills, lmills@pbhc.org
Number of Attendees: 220

May 17

Hairy Hundred 2015
Location:
 Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Big Tree Cycling
Contact: Mike Morgan, michaelamorgan@hotmail.com
Number of Attendees: 180

May 18-22

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #1
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholars
Contact: Tina Sieker, tsieker@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

May 28-31

Callaway Plein Air
Location: 
Callaway County area including North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2 to Portland Trailhead MP 115.9, strolling artists with canvases 
Sponsor: Art House, Fulton, Mo.
Contact: I. Lynn Garriott-Porter, pleinair@arthousefultonmo.org
Number of Attendees: 1 to 50

May 30

Office of Administration Katy Trail Bike Ride
Location:
 North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, start and finish
Sponsor: State of Missouri Office of Administration
Contact: Eric Pahl, eric.pahl@oa.mo.gov
Number of Attendees: 30

May 31 to June 5

WVO Katy Trail Tour #1
Location
: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

June

June 7-12

WVO Katy Trail Tour #2
Location:
 Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

June 8-12

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #2
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholars
Contact: Tina Sieker, tsieker@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

June 14-19

WVO Katy Trail Tour #3
Location: 
Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

June 18-20

St. Charles Community College Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #2
Location: 
North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, start, to Machens Trailhead MP 26.9, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Tina Sieker, tsieker@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 20

June 28

Katy Trail Ride to Cooper’s Landing
Location: Columbia’s Flat Branch Park, start and finish, enter and exit Katy Trail State Park at Hindman Junction MP 169.9, proceed to MP 163.5 and return
Sponsor: City of Columbia
Contact: Janet Godon, jgodon@gocolumbia.com
Number of Attendees: 153

August

Aug. 29

BikeMO
Location: Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3 to turn around before or at Boonville Trailhead MP 191.8, finish at Rocheport
Sponsor: Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation
Contact: Matt Maher, matt@prologuecycling.com
Number of Attendees: 50

Aug. 30 to Sept. 5

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour #1
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, rmc5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 14

September

Sept. 6

Rocheport Volkssport Walk-Howard County
Location:
 Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Rolla Roadrunners Volkssport Club
Contact: Elizabeth McCartney, rollaroadrunners@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 75

Sept. 12

Missouri State Employee 5K
Location: 
North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, return to Pavilion
Sponsor: Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan
Contact: Chris Lindsey, chris.lindsey@mchcp.org
Number of Attendees: 300

Sept. 19

5K FOR KAMP
Location:
 North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, return to Pavilion
Sponsor: Cole County Residential Special Services, Inc.
Contact: Debra Poore, debrapoore@ccrsi.org
Number of Attendees: 200

Sept. 21-25

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #3
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholars
Contact: Tina Sieker, tsieker@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

Sept. 27 - Oct. 2

WVO Katy Trail Tour #4
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Sept. 27 to Oct. 2

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour #2
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, rmc5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 14

October

Oct.4-9

WVO Katy Trail Tour #5
Location:
 Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 5-9

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #4
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholars
Contact: Tina Sieker, tsieker@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

Oct. 11-16

WVO Katy Trail Tour #6
Location:
 Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 11-16

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour #3
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, rmc5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 18-23

WVO Katy Trail Tour #7
Location:
 Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 26-30

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #5
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholars
Contact: Tina Sieker, tsieker@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

Ongoing 2015 Events

April 14 - Nov. 5

Bike Tour #10 “End to End”
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-3 persons

April 14 - Nov. 5

Bike Tour #11 “Ragtime Ride”
Location: 
Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-3 persons

April 14 - Nov. 5

Bike Tour #12 “Bluffs”
Location: 
Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-3 persons

April 14 - Nov. 5

Bike Tour #13 “Wineries”
Location: 
Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start to Augusta Trailhead MP 66.3, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-3 persons

April 14 - Nov. 5

Bike Tour #14 “Little Winery”
Location:
 McKittrick Trailhead MP 100.8, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-3 persons