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.

2017

The events listed below are five separate self-guided bicycling tours, of small groups, offered several times each month April through November:

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
  • Self-guided Bike Tour #11 “Ragtime Ride”
    Location: 
    Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
  • Self-guided Bike Tour #12 “High Bluffs”
    Location: 
    Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
  • Self-guided Bike Tour #13 “Wineries”
    Location: 
    Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start to Augusta Trailhead MP 66.3, finish
  • Self-guided Bike Tour #14 “Little Winery”
    Location: 
    McKittrick Trailhead MP 100.8, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish

Information for all of the above rides:
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-5 persons


May

May 2 - June 8, Tuesdays and Thursdays

NGA Police Physical Ability Tests
Location: St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5 and Frontier Park, start and finish
Sponsor: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Contact: Sgt. Eric L. Wojcik, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 12

May 21-26

WVO Katy Trail Tour #2
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 14

May 22-26

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 Scholars
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 42

May 27-28

Pedaler’s Jamboree
Location: 
Columbia’s Flat Branch Park, start, May 27, enter Katy Trail State Park at Hindman Junction MP 169.9, proceed to Boonville Trailhead MP 191.8 for overnight at Kemper Park, and return to Columbia by reverse route, May 28
Sponsor: Off Track Events LLC
Contact: Mike Denehy, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 2,750


June

June 3

Katy Trail State Park - Rock Island Spur Event
Jump, Jive & Trail JUN 3 2017

Location: Pleasant Hill Trailhead MP 262.9, start and finish
Sponsor: City of Pleasant Hill Parks and Recreation
Contact: Justin Wieberg, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 80

June 3

GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay
Location: Enter Katy Trail State Park at Page Bridge MP 42.8, exit at McKittrick Trailhead MP 100.8, to finish in Hermann, Mo.
Sponsor: GO! St. Louis
Contact: Brian Lyons, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 1,300 (rotating relay teams, no more than 200 runners on trail at one time)

June 3

OA Katy Trail Wellness Ride
Location: Twp points of entry on the Katy Trail; North Jefferson trailhead MP 143.2 and McBaine trailhead MP 169.5, both routes to finish at Hartsburg trailhead MP 153.6
Sponsor: State of Missouri, Office of Administration
Contact: Eric Pahl, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 55

June 3

Katy Bridge Wine Walk
Location: Boonville Katy Depot, just east of Boonville trailhead MP 191.8, start and finish
Sponsor: Katy Bridge Coalition
Contact: Ann Harmon, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 300

June 4

Katy-Rock Island Equestrian Trail Ride & Poker Run
Location: Windsor Trailhead MP 248, start and finish
Sponsor: Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce
Contact: BJ Friedly, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 270

June 5-9

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 Scholars
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 42


July

July 1

Olde Glory Days 5K
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start and finish
Sponsor: Olde Glory Days
Contact: Ken Lanning, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 200


August

Aug. 12

True/False Boone Dawdle - RAIN DATE AUG. 13
Location: Columbia’s Flat Branch Park, start, enter Katy Trail State Park at Hindman Junction MP 169.9 to MP 177.3 east of Rocheport Trailhead
Sponsor: True/False Film Fest – RagTag Film Society
Contact: Camellia Cosgray, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 350

Aug. 26

Ride for the River
Location: Dutzow Trailhead MP 74, start, to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39 at Frontier Park, finish
Sponsor: Greenway Network
Contact: Charlene Waggoner, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 100

Aug. 27

BikeMO
Location: Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Missouri Foundation for Bicycling and Walking
Contact: Matt Maher, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 25


September

Sept. 9

St. Louis Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
Location: St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, Frontier Park, start and finish
Sponsor: Lustgarten Foundation
Contact: Ann Walsh, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 300

Sept. 16

Suicide Prevention 5K
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 229.9, start and finish
Sponsor: Cornerstone Baptist Church/Memory Lane
Contact: Amanda Eisenbarth, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 125

Sept. 18-22

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 Scholars
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 42

Sept. 30

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 Plan
Contact: Chris Lindsey, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 300


October

Oct. 1-5

WVO Katy Trail Tour #3
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 7

Hear to Win 5K
Location: North-east St. Charles trailhead at Eco Park, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 36, exit at MP 37.5
Sponsor: Travelers Protective Assn. Post SC – Missouri Division
Contact: Albert Shoemaker, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 200

Oct. 7 (Rain date: Oct. 14)

Thon for Kids 2017
Location: Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Thon for Kids
Contact: Nate Wisdom, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 98

Oct. 8-13

WVO Katy Trail Tour #4
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 9-13

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 Scholars
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 42

Oct. 15-20

WVO Katy Trail Tour #5
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, [email protected]
Number of Attendees: 14