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Special Events

at Katy Trail State Park and Rock Island 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 and Rock Island trails 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 or Rock Island 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.


May 2024

May 19-24

Wilderness Voyageurs Guided Bike Tours
Location: Clinton to St. Charles
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters Inc.
Contact: Amanda Barnhart, amanda@wilderness-voyageurs.com or 800-272-4141
Number of Attendees: 14

May 23

Thirsty Thursday
Location:
Defiance
Sponsor: Start 2 Finish Events
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@s2fevents.com or 636-675-1546
Number of Attendees: 125

May 26-31

Wilderness Voyageurs Guided Bike Tours
Location: Clinton to St. Charles
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters Inc.
Contact: Amanda Barnhart, amanda@wilderness-voyageurs.com or 800-272-4141
Number of Attendees: 14

June 2024

June 2-7

Wilderness Voyageurs Guided Bike Tours
Location: Clinton to St. Charles
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters Inc.
Contact: Amanda Barnhart, amanda@wilderness-voyageurs.com or 800-272-4141
Number of Attendees: 14

June 20

Thirsty Thursday
Location:
Defiance
Sponsor: Start 2 Finish Events
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@s2fevents.com or 636-675-1546
Number of Attendees: 125

June 23

Pedal/Paddle
Location:
St. Charles – Weldon Spring to Blanchette Landing
Sponsor: Big Muddy Adventures
Contact: Matt Green, matt@2muddy.com or 314-229-0552
Number of Attendees: 22

July 2024

July 4

Rockin' Riverfest 5K/10K
Location:
 St. Charles – Frontier Park area
Sponsor: Rockinator Racing
Contact: Justin Bowen, rockinatorracing@gmail.com or 314-280-3924
Number of Attendees: 100

July 18

Thirsty Thursday
Location:
Defiance
Sponsor: Start 2 Finish Events
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@s2fevents.com or 636-675-1546
Number of Attendees: 125

July 28

The Equalizer
Location:
 Marthasville
Sponsor: Rockinator Racing
Contact: Justin Bowen, rockinatorracing@gmail.com or 314-280-3924
Number of Attendees: 70

August 2024

Aug. 4

Flat Five
Location:
Frontier Park – St. Charles
Sponsor: St. Charles Runners Club
Contact: Chris Heupel, chris.heupel@gmail.com, 314-540-7283
Number of Attendees: 300

Aug. 15

Thirsty Thursday
Location:
Defiance
Sponsor: Start 2 Finish Events
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@s2fevents.com or 636-675-1546
Number of Attendees: 125

September 2024

Sept. 19

Thirsty Thursday
Location:
Defiance
Sponsor: Start 2 Finish Events
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@s2fevents.com or 636-675-1546
Number of Attendees: 125

Sept. 22
Pedal the Cause
Location: St. Charles
Sponsor: Pedal the Cause
Contact Name: Jules McCormick, jules@pedalthecause.org or 314-477-5404

Number of Attendees: 300

Sept. 22-27

Wilderness Voyageurs Guided Bike Tours
Location: Clinton to St. Charles
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters Inc.
Contact: Amanda Barnhart, amanda@wilderness-voyageurs.com or 800-272-4141
Number of Attendees: 14

Sept. 23-28

Crossroads Katy Trail Guided Tours
Location:
Clinton to St. Charles
Sponsor: Crossroads Bike Tours
Contact: Luke Harris, tours@crossroadsbiketours.com or 618-656-6229
Number of Attendees: 20

Sept. 29 - Oct. 4

Wilderness Voyageurs Guided Bike Tours
Location: Clinton to St. Charles
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters Inc.
Contact: Amanda Barnhart, amanda@wilderness-voyageurs.com or 800-272-4141
Number of Attendees: 14

October 2024

Sept. 29 - Oct. 4

Wilderness Voyageurs Guided Bike Tours
Location: Clinton to St. Charles
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters Inc.
Contact: Amanda Barnhart, amanda@wilderness-voyageurs.com or 800-272-4141
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 6-11

Wilderness Voyageurs Guided Bike Tours
Location: Clinton to St. Charles
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters Inc.
Contact: Amanda Barnhart, amanda@wilderness-voyageurs.com or 800-272-4141
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 6-11

Woman Tours
Location:
Full Trail – Clinton to Machens
Sponsor: Woman Tours Inc.
Contact: Michelle Cooley, michelle@womantours.com or 585-424-2124
Number of Attendees: 15

Oct. 13-18

Wilderness Voyageurs Guided Bike Tours
Location: Clinton to St. Charles
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters Inc.
Contact: Amanda Barnhart, amanda@wilderness-voyageurs.com or 800-272-4141
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 17

Thirsty Thursday
Location:
Defiance
Sponsor: Start 2 Finish Events
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@s2fevents.com or 636-675-1546
Number of Attendees: 125

Oct. 20-25

Wilderness Voyageurs Guided Bike Tours
Location: Clinton to St. Charles
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters Inc.
Contact: Amanda Barnhart, amanda@wilderness-voyageurs.com or 800-272-4141
Number of Attendees: 14

November 2024

Nov. 9

The Oreo Roubaix 
Location: St. Charles – Weldon Spring
Sponsor: Big Shark Bicycle Co.
Contact: Mike Weiss, mike@bigshark.com or 314-920-9606
Number of Attendees: 150