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

May

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 23-24

Pedaler’s Jamboree
Location: 
Columbia’s Flat Branch Park, start, May 23, enter Katy Trail State Park at Hindman Junction MP 169.9, proceed to Boonville Trailhead MP 191.8 for overnight at Kemper Park, and return to Columbia by reverse route, May 24
Sponsor: Off Track Events
Contact: Mike Denehy, offtrackevents@gmail.com 
Number of Attendees: 2,750

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

Windsor Equestrian Trail Ride & Poker Run
Location: 
Windsor Trailhead MP 248, start and finish
Sponsor: Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Kevin Gnuschke, windsorm@iland.net
Number of Attendees: 270

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

May 31 - June 6

Cycling Missouri’s Historic Katy Trail
Location:
 Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start May 31, to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish June 6
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Contact: David Perry, outings.permits@sierraclub.org
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 27

Green Ridge 30th Anniversary 5K
Location:
 Green Ridge Trailhead MP 239.2, start and finish
Sponsor: Green Ridge Recreation Organization
Contact: Brett Fox, brettfox30@hotmail.com
Number of Attendees: 200

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

July

July 4

Olde Glory Days 5K
Location: 
Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start and finish
Sponsor: Olde Glory Days – Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Derek Lee, xc_runner2010@yahoo.com
Number of Attendees: 200

August

Aug. 15

The Boone Dawdle
Location: 
Columbia’s Flat Branch Park, start, enter Katy Trail State Park at Hindman Junction MP 169.9 to MP 177.3 east of Rocheport Trailhead
Sponsor: True/False Film Fest-Ragtag Film Society
Contact: Ben Falby, bvfalby@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 350

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. 26 (Rain date: Oct. 17)

Camp Hickory Hill Walk-a-Jog-a-Bike-a-Thon
Location: Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Camp Hickory Hill
Contact: Nate Wisdom, nate@camphickoryhill.com
Number of Attendees: 110

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