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. Email 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.


Ongoing Events

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided 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: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-12 persons

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #11 “Multi-Tours”
Location: Sedalia trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-6 persons

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #12 “Multi-Tours”
Location: Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-8 persons

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #13 “Multi-Tours”
Location: Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, start to Augusta trailhead MP 66.3, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-3 persons

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #14 “Multi-Tours”
Location: McKittrick trailhead MP 100.8, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-4 persons

April 1 through Nov. 30

Clinton to St. Charles Self-guided Bike Tour
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Noble Invention Bike Touring
Contact: Sara Petyk, sara@nibiketouring.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 1-10 persons

April 1 through Nov. 30

Rocheport to St. Charles Self-guided Bike Tour
Location: Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Noble Invention Bike Touring
Contact: Sara Petyk, sara@nibiketouring.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 1-10 persons

Nov. 5, 2019 through Sept. 15, 2020

NGA Police Physical Ability Tests
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, start and finish
Sponsor: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - NGA
Contact: Sgt. Eric L. Wojcik, eric.l.wojcik@nga.mil
Number of Attendees: 10 per test


October

Oct. 6-11

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour #4
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, katy5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 15

Oct. 6-11

WVO Katy Trail Tour #8
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, 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. 10-12

Starkenburg Pilgrimage
Location: North Jefferson trailhead MP 143.2, start, to just west of Rhineland at MP 105.7, to finish at Starkenburg
Sponsor: Society of St. Pius X Kansas City MO Inc.
Contact: Rev. Fr. Michael Goldade, accountant@svdpacademy.org
Number of Attendees: 300 to 1,000 throughout the 3-day period

Oct. 12

Pedal to Peace
Location: Matson trailhead MP 60.6, start, to Augusta trailhead MP 66.3, and return to start
Sponsor: ALIVE, Inc. – Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments
Contact: Debra Cotton, debra.cotten@alivestl.org
Number of Attendees: 150

Oct. 12-13

Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival
Location: Hartsburg community and Hartsburg trailhead, MP 153.6
Sponsor: Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival
Contact: Shawn McCollom, ssmccoll74@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 30,000 over 2-day period

Oct. 13-18

WVO Katy Trail Tour #9
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, 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. 14-19

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #5
Location: Sedalia trailhead, MP 227.1, start, to finish at St. Charles trailhead, MP 39.5
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

Oct. 20

Bike in the Trees
Location: Dutzow trailhead MP 74, start, to Augusta trailhead MP 66.3, and return
Sponsor: Forest ReLeaf
Contact: Cory Knoblauch, cory@MOreleaf.org
Number of Attendees: 20

Oct. 20-25

WVO Katy Trail Tour #10
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, 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

Monster Bike Bash
Location: Columbia's Flat Branch Park and MKT Trail, start, to enter Katy Trail State Park at Hindman Junction MP 169.9 west to Station House at Huntsdale MP 171.7, and return to Columbia
Sponsor: Off Track Events
Contact: Mike Denehy, offtrackevents@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 50


November

Nov. 2

Happy Feet for Healthy Minds 5K & 1-Mile 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: Compass Health Network
Contact: Kristen Blevins, kblevins@compasshn.org
Number of Attendees: 210 

Nov. 2

Jeff Hayes Memorial Walk
Location: Katy Trail's Rock Island Spur, Leeton trailhead MP 227, start and finish
Sponsor: Leeton R-X School
Contact: Heather Shaffer, hshaffer@leeton.k12.mo.us
Number of Attendees: 120

Nov. 17

Jingle Bell Run & Walk
Location: Olympia Athletics & Events Center/St. Charles, start and finish; enter Katy Trail State Park at St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, northeast to turnaround at east end of DuSable Park, and return
Sponsor: Arthritis Foundation
Contact: Emily Fisher, efisher@arthritis.org
Number of Attendees: 1200

Nov. 28

Thanksgiving Day Pie Run
Location: North Jefferson City Dog Park, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson trailhead MP 143.2, return to Dog Park
Sponsor: Jefferson City Roadrunners
Contact: John Weghorst, johnweg@ktis.net
Number of Attendees: 1100