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.

2018

Ongoing Events

April 1- 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 2-10 persons

April 1- Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #11 “Ragtime Ride”
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

April 1- Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #12 “High Bluffs”
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

April 1- Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #13 “Wineries”
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- Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #14 “Little Winery”
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

May 6- Oct. 26

WVO Katy Tours
Location: Start at Clinton, MP 264.40, end at St. Charles, MP 39.5
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wildernessvoyaguers.com
Number of Attendees: 14 each tour


April

April 15

Spring Chicken Ride
Location: Streets of St. Charles, start and finish, entry points on the Katy Trail at Defiance MP 59.1, Busch Greenway Connector MP 52.1, and Caulks Hills Road MP 46
Sponsor: Trailnet
Contact: Steve Schmidt, steve@trailnet.org
Number of Attendees: 250

April 21

OA Katy Trail Wellness Ride
Location: North Jefferson trailhead MP 143.2-start location #1; McBaine trailhead MP 169.5–start location #2, turnaround at Hartsburg trailhead MP 153.6, to finish at start
Sponsor: State of Missouri, Office of Administration
Contact: Eric Pahl, eric.pahl@oa.mo.gov
Number of Attendees: 50

April 28

Girls on the Run 5K
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start and finish
Sponsor: Henry County Charter/Girls on the Run
Contact: Lisa Lee, gldnlee@iland.net
Number of Attendees: 300

April 29

Bottom Out Bike Ride
Location: Black Walnut trailhead MP 30 - Support Stop for roadway bike ride
Sponsor: Trailnet
Contact: Steve Schmidt, steve@trailnet.org
Number of Attendees: 250


May

May 5

Cinco de Mayo Rock & Run 5K
Location: North Jefferson City Pavilion
Sponsor: Jefferson City Area Board of REALTORS, Inc.
Contact: Donna Stone, donna@jcabor.com
Number of Attendees: 175

May 7-11

Road Scholar 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 Scholar
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

May 12

Karen 4 A Kause 5K Run/Walk
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39, Frontier Park start and finish
Sponsor: Karen Weidinger Foundation
Contact: Barbara Raymer, bmraymer@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 800

May 19

Happy Feet
Location: Start/finish at North Jefferson Pavilion, MP 143.7-143.2
Sponsor: Pathways Community Health
Contact: Kristen Blevins, kblevins@compasshn.org
Number of Attendees: 160

May 19

Boeing On The Move 5K – Boeing Employees, Family & Friends
Location: St. Charles trailhead near MP 36.5 – DuSable Park, start and finish
Sponsor: The Boeing Company
Contact: Dorothy Holzwarth, Dorothy.e.holzwarth@boeing.com
Number of Attendees: 300


June

June 2

Rock Island Spur – Joy Ride
Location: Pleasant Hill trailhead MP 262.9, start and finish
Sponsor: Rainbow Network
Contact: Denise Ingels, dingels@rainbownetwork.org
Number of Attendees: 40

June 3

Katy Trail Equestrian Trail Ride & Poker Run
Location: Windsor trailhead MP 248, start and finish
Sponsor: Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce
Contact: BJ Friedly, contact@windsorcommerce.org
Number of Attendees: 270

June 4-8

Road Scholar 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 Scholar
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

June 10

Race 13.1
Location: MP 52.4-56.8, beginning at Missouri Research Park, entering Katy Trail via the connector trail, head west and exit onto Hamburg Trail
Sponsor: Making Tracks Event Management          
Contact: Jeff Neuschwander, jeff@fleetfeetstlouis.com
Number of Attendees: 1250

June 30

Olde Glory Days 5K
Location: Begin MP 261 and end at 264, Katy Trail- Clinton Trailhead
Sponsor: Olde Glory Days
Contact: Ken Lanning, klanning@gnmh.org
Number of Attendees: 200


July

July 10–15

Cass County Fair Handicap Parking at Pleasant Hill Trailhead
Location: Rock Island Spur’s Pleasant Hill trailhead MP 262.9 parking lot for Cass County Fair handicap parking
Sponsor: City of Pleasant Hill
Contact: Justin Wieberg, justinw@pleasanthill.com


August

Aug. 25

BikeMO
Location: Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3 to Boonville trailhead MP 191.8, and return
Sponsor: Missouri Foundation for Bicycling and Walking
Contact: Matt Maher, matt@prologuecycling.com
Number of Attendees: 25

Aug. 26-31

Epicurean Tours
Location: Katy Trail State Park
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, rmc5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Aug. 26-31

Missouri Life Adventures #1
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Missouri Life
Contact: Kelly Elliott, kellyjo1969@yahoo.com
Number of Attendees: 40


September

Sept. 8

Lustgarten Walk St. Louis
Location: Start and finish at Frontier Park
Sponsor: Lustgarten Foundation
Contact: Lisa Crowley, lcrowley@lustgarten.org
Number of Attendees: 200

Sept. 9-14

Independent Tourists Group Tour
Location: Katy Trail, MP 264.6- MM 39.5.
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: 28

Sept. 9-14

Epicurean Tours
Location: Katy Trail State Park
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, rmc5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Sept. 16-21

Missouri Life Adventures #2
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Missouri Life
Contact: Kelly Elliott, kellyjo1969@yahoo.com
Number of Attendees: 40

Sept. 17-21

Road Scholar 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 Scholar
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

Sept. 29

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
Contact: Chris Lindsey, chris.lindsey@mchcp.org
Number of Attendees: 300

Sept. 30-Oct. 5

Epicurean Tours
Location: Katy Trail State Park
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, rmc5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 14


October

Oct. 1-5

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: 42

Oct. 22-26

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: 42