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

April 1 - Oct. 31

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 2-20 people

April 1 - Oct. 31

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 people

April 1 - Oct. 31

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 people

April 1 - Oct. 31

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 people

April 1 - Oct. 31

Self-guided Bike Tour #14 “Little Wineries”
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 people

April 1 - Nov. 30

Clinton to St. Charles
Location:
Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Nobel Invention Bike Touring
Contact: Sara Petyk, sara@nibiketouring.com 
Number of Attendees: self-guided, 1-12-person tours

April 1 - Nov. 30

Rocheport to St. Charles
Location:
Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Nobel Invention Bike Touring
Contact: Sara Petyk, sara@nibiketouring.com 
Number of Attendees: self-guided, 1-12-person tours

October

Oct. 17-22

Wilderness Voyageurs Katy Trail Tour #10
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com 
Number of Attendees: 14      

Oct. 19-26

Senior Cycling Katy Trail Tour
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Let’s Go Touring dba Senior Cycling
Contact: Coleen Troy; colleen@seniorcycling.com 
Number of Attendees: 15

Oct. 21

Thirsty Thursday 5K
Location: Defiance MM 58.67 Good News Brewing, start and finish
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com 
Number of Attendees: 165

Oct. 21-23

Starkenburg Pilgrimage
Location: North Jefferson trailhead MP 143.2 start, to Portland trailhead MP 115.9, to exit trail just west of Rhineland MP 105.7, to conclude at the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows in Starkenburg 
Sponsor: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Contact: Rev. Fr. Michael Goldade, kevinkocz@gmail.com  
Number of Attendees: 800 spread throughout the three-day period

Oct. 25-29

Road Scholar Biking the Katy Trail
Location:
Sedalia trailhead MM 227.1, start to St. Charles trailhead MM 39.5, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu 
Number of Attendees: 32

Oct. 30

TC Capri Annual 5K Fun Run & Walk
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start and finish
Sponsor: Transcontinental Capri
Contact: Andrea Schmedding, andrea.schmedding@tc.tc 
Number of Attendees: 100

November

Nov. 13

The Oreo Roubaix
Location: Faust Park-Chesterfield, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at Daniel Boone Bridge access MP 51.2 to exit at Hamburg Trail access MP 56.8, reenter Katy Trail at Busch Greenway access, to exit at Daniel Boone Bridge access, and return to start
Sponsor: Casey Saunders Foundation
Contact: Mike Weiss, mike@bigshark.com 
Number of Attendees: 150

Nov. 25

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 Road Runners Club
Contact: John Weghorst, johnweg@ktis.net 
Number of Attendees: 900