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Total Eclipse of the Katy Bicycle Ride

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Eclipse Ride MapAug. 21, 2017
Experience the first total solar eclipse viewable in Missouri in nearly 150 years on a special Katy Trail bicycle ride. Because Katy Trail State Park is located in the “path of totality” of this historic eclipse, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to follow the “Total Eclipse of the Katy” and experience “Darkness during Daylight.” 

The 36-mile ride will be from Rocheport to Jefferson City and is limited to 500 people. A  $50 registration fee includes an eclipse Katy Trail t-shirt, water bottle, SAG support, special eclipse glasses and staff to provide information about the eclipse and how to  safely view it.

An optional return shuttle for $25 will haul riders and bicycles from Jefferson City back to Rocheport after the ride. The shuttle will be an air-conditioned motor coach and the bicycles will be safely packed and transported on moving trucks.

Riders Receive:

  • Detailed route map
  • SAG support
  • t-shirt
  • water bottle
  • 2017 Solar Eclipse Safety Glasses


8:30 - 10 a.m. Check-in

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Depart

11:45 a.m. Eclipse Begins

1:12 p.m. Eclipse Totality Begins

2:40 p.m. Eclipse Ends

3 - 5 p.m. Return Shuttles from Jefferson City to Rocheport


Written cancellations emailed or postmarked by July 17, 2017 will receive a refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds or transfers, for any reason, will be made for cancellations or no-shows occurring after July 17, 2017. Cancellations can be sent to or Missouri State Parks Foundation, 201 W. Broadway, Suite 4C, Columbia, MO 65203.


For an additional $25, you can be transported on a comfortable air-conditioned motor coach from Jefferson City to Rocheport after the ride.  Bicycles will be transported on moving trucks.


All participants will receive a Total Eclipse of the Katy t-shirt as part of their registration. Additional t-shirts may be ordered separately for $20 each.


SAG stops will be located approximately every 10 miles along the route to provide water, fruit and moral support. Because of the length of the route, logistics of the Katy Trail and any unforeseen weather conditions, the SAG may not be accessible at all times.


Helmets: All riders are REQUIRED to wear helmets.

Minors: An adult (preferably a parent or legal guardian) must accompany participants under the age of 18. No bicycle trailers hauling children will be allowed unless accompanied by private SAG support.


The Katy Trail Ride is sponsored by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Parks Foundation. The Missouri State Parks Foundation Inc. is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation dedicated to improving the facilities, lands, programs and activities of Missouri state parks and state historic sites.  The foundation seeks to direct private, business and other nonprofit assets to enhance the mission of the Missouri state park system.


Registration Fee.........$50

Motor coach Shuttle....$25

Extra T-Shirt..............$20


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