Special Events

at Katy Trail State Park

Event organizers are required to follow all guidelines established by the CDC, and any state, county or local orders related to COVID-19.

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

Dates: Nov. 5, 2019 - 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

Dates: June 1 - Nov. 5
Self-guided Bike Tour #10
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 2-10 persons

Dates: June 1 - Nov. 5
Self-guided Bike Tour #11
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 2-20 persons

Dates: June 1 - Nov. 5
Self-guided Bike Tour #12
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 2-6 persons

Dates: June 1 - Nov. 5
Self-guided Bike Tour #13

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

Dates: June 1 - Nov. 5
Self-guided Bike Tour #14
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 2-3 persons​

Dates: June 1 - Nov. 30
NIBT 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 1-12 persons​

September

Date: Sept. 13 - Oct. 30
Crossroads Start to Finish Tours
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6 to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, end-to-end small group, self-guided tours
Sponsor: Crossroads Bike Tours
Contact: Luke Harris; tours@crossroadsbiketours.com
Number of Attendees: 2-12

Dates: Sept. 27 - Oct. 2
WVO Katy Trail Tour #7
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

Dates: Sept. 28 - Oct. 2
Big BAM on the Katy
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, start, to Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, finish
Sponsor: Missouri Life Magazine
Contact: Greg Wood, greg@missourilife.com
Number of Attendees: 150

October

Dates: Oct. 3-8
Project Remember – Answering the Call
Location: North Jefferson trailhead MP 143.2, start, to finish at Rock Island Spur’s Pleasant Hill trailhead MP 262.9
Sponsor: Project Remember
Contact: Steve Decker, sdecker@bluespringsgov.com
Number of Attendees: 7

Dates: Oct. 4-9
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

CANCELLED
Date: Oct. 10
"22 Strong" 22-Mile Walk
Location: 
start and finish off-site, enters Katy Trail State Park at MM 46 and exits at MM 38
Sponsor: Building Change
Contact: Jamie Stunkeljstunkel@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 350

Date: Oct. 10
MO50 Pedal & Paddle

Location: Dutzow trailhead MP 74, start, to McKittrick trailhead MP 100.8, finish, to overnight location in Hermann
Sponsor: Terrain Media
Contact: steve@terrain-mag.com
Number of Attendees: 50

Date: Oct. 11
Good News Marathon
Location: Defiance parking lot MP 59.1, start and finish
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com
Number of Attendees: 200

Date: Oct. 11
Missouri Cowbell
Location: 
The Stomp ‘n Grounds on Roby Farm Road, start and finish; enter Katy Trail State Park at Hancock Hill gravel road and exit at the Les Bourgeois trail connector
Sponsor: Off Track Events
Contact: Mike Denehyofftrackevents@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 50

Date: Oct. 11
Pedal for Polio
Location: Augusta trailhead MP 66.3, start and finish
Sponsor: The Rotary Club of St. Charles
Contact: Fletcher Wells II, fwells@stjohnsbank.com
Number of Attendees: 85

Dates: Oct. 11-16
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

CANCELLED
Dates: Oct. 12-16
Road Scholar 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 Scholar
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

Dates: Oct. 16-17
Starkenburg Pilgrimage
Location: North Jefferson trailhead MP 143.2, start, to exit Katy Trail State Park at MP 105.7, to finish at the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows at Starkenburg
Sponsor: Society of St. Pius X Kansas City, MO Inc.
Contact: Rev. Fr. Michael Goldade, accountant@svdpacademy.org
Number of Attendees: 1,000

Dates: Oct. 17-18
Great GO! St. Louis Halloween
Location: Missouri Research Park/Novus International lot, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 56.8, proceed eastward to exit at MP 52.4
Sponsor: GO! St. Louis
Contact: Mona Vespa, mvespa@gostlouis.org
Number of Attendees: 250 per day

Dates: Oct. 18-23
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

CANCELLED
Date: Oct. 24
Happy Feet for Healthy Minds 5K & 1-Mile Walk
Location: 
North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail Start 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

CANCELLED
Dates: Oct. 26-30
Road Scholar 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 Scholar
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees:

Date: Oct. 31
Capri 5K
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 248, start and finish
Sponsor: Transcontinental Capri Inc.
Contact: Andrea Schmedding, andrea.schmedding@tc.tc
Number of Attendees: 130

November

Date: Nov. 26
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 Club
Contact: John Weghorst, johnweg@ktis.netNumber of Attendees: 500