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.

2014

Ongoing events

April 14 to Oct.17

Self-Guided Tour#10 – End to End
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start – St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Average tour group size 2 to 3 cyclists

April 15 to Oct. 25

Self-Guided Tour#13 – Wineries
Location: Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, start – Augusta trailhead MP 66.3, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Average tour group size 2 to 3 cyclists

May 15 to Oct. 26

Self-Guided Tour#11 – Ragtime
Location: Sedalia trailhead MP 227.1, start – St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Average tour group size 2 to 3 cyclists

May 24 – Oct. 5

Les/Wrestles/MS Rail Trail Challenge
Location: sponsored participants to walk or cycle, on own schedule, any distance between Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1 to North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2
Sponsor: Leswrestles MS, LLC
Contact: Duane E. Fritchie, deftrystar@hotmail.com
Number of Attendees: Maximum of 20 on any given day

May 26 to Oct. 20

Self-Guided Tour#12 – Bluffs
Location: Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, start – St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Average tour group size 3 to 4 cyclists

August

Aug. 3

FLAT FIVE
Location: St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, City of St. Charles’ Frontier Park, start and finish
Sponsor: FLEET FEET Sports
Contact: Jules Vogel, jules@fleetfeetstlouis.com
Number of Attendees: 600

Aug.16

The Boone Dawdle
Location
: Columbia’s MKT Trail, start, then enter Katy Trail at Hindman Junction, MP 169.9 to MP 178, just east of Rocheport, finish
Sponsor: True/False Film Festival, a project of Ragtag Programming for Film and Media Art
Contact: Jeremy Brown, jeremy@truefalse.org
Number of Attendees: 350

Aug. 23

Ride for the Rivers
Location: 3 Rides in all; 2 start and finish from St. Charles Trailhead MP 39 at Frontier Park; 1 enters Katy Trail at Dutzow Trailhead MP 74 finishing at St. Charles Frontier Park
Sponsor: Greenway Network, Inc.
Contact: David Hartman, dhartman411@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 75

Aug. 30

GO! KT82 Relay
Location: Creve Coeur Lake Trail connector MP 43.7, start; to McKittrick Trailhead MP 100.8, finish in Hermann
Sponsor: GO! St. Louis
Contact: Brian Lyons, blyons@gostlouis.org
Number of Attendees: 2,500

September

Sept. 7

Trails for Tails
Location: St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, City of St. Charles’ Frontier Park, start and finish
Sponsor: Five Acres Animal Shelter
Contact: Susan Peszat, tailwag@sbcglobal.net
Number of Attendees: 200

Sept. 8-12

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail Tour #3
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start; to St. Charles Trailhead, MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholar
Contact: Tina Sieker, tsieker@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

Sept. 20

Ridge Runner 5K/Fun Walk
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

Sept. 20-21

Cycle for the Future
Location:
 Two 2-day simultaneous rides. West Route: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to North Jefferson trailhead MP 143.2, finish. East Route: St. Charles trailhead MP 39, start, to North Jefferson trailhead, MP 143.2, finish
Sponsor: Special Olympics of Missouri
Contact: Brandon Schatsiek, www.somo.org/CycleForTheFuture
Number of Attendees: 600

Sept. 28-Oct. 3

Katy Tour #3
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start; St. Charles trailhead 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wildernessvoyageurs
Number of Attendees: 14

October

Oct. 2-3

Journey Across Missouri-JAM
Location
: Boonville trailhead MP 191.8, start, to McKittrick trailhead MP 100.8, finish. (Overnight Jefferson City’s Memorial Park.)
Sponsor: Trailnet
Contact: Steve Schmidt, steve@trailnet.org
Number of Attendees: 100

Oct. 4
(RAIN DATE: Oct. 18)

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, natezip@sbcglobal.net
Number of Attendees: 135

Oct. 4

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

Oct. 5-10

Katy Tour #4
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start; St. Charles trailhead 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wildernessvoyageurs
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 6-9

Self-Guided Tour#14 – Little Wineries
Location: McKittrick trailhead MP 100.8 (Hermann), start – St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Average tour group size 4 cyclists

Oct. 11

Ride for the Fallen
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 229.9, start, to Pilot Grove Trailhead MP 203.3, return to finish at Sedalia Trailhead
Sponsor: Police Unity Tour Chapter 4
Contact: Erik Butler, p251@leawood.org
Number of Attendees: 200

Oct.13-17

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail Tour #4
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead, MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholar
Contact: Tina Sieker, tsieker@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40