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

July

July 31

The Great Sandbagger
Location: McBaine trailhead MP 169.5, start and finish
Sponsor: Columbia Track Club
Contact: Tony Taube, taubetony@gmail.com 
Number of Attendees: 40

August

Aug. 1

Flat Five: 5-Mile Run & 1-Mile Fun Run
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5 Frontier Park, start and finish
Sponsor: Saint Charles Runners Club
Contact: Chris Heupel, chris.heupel@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 380

Aug. 7-8

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Augusta Wine Country Camp Out
Location:
St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, start to Augusta trailhead MP 66.3, exit Katy Trail State Park for camp out in Augusta. August 8, return to St. Charles trailhead to finish.
Sponsor: Trailnet
Contact: Matt Hartman, matt@trailnet.org 
Number of Attendees: 175

Aug. 8

Terrain & Co. Pedal/Paddle @ Big Muddy Adventures
Location: Blanchette Landing St. Charles MP 38.1, start, to exit Katy Trail State Park at MP 56.1 Weldon Spring Boat Ramp, to finish with Missouri River canoe trip to Blanchette Landing
Sponsor: Terrain Media
Contact: Steve Schmidt, steve@terrain-mag.com 
Number of Attendees: 25

Aug. 14

FZE Soccer 5K Run
Location:
just northeast of St. Charles trailhead MP 39, start and finish
Sponsor: Fort Zumwalt East High School Soccer
Contact: Nolan Wesche, nwesche@fz.k12.mo.us 
Number of Attendees: 80

Aug. 19

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

Aug. 28

2021 Red Shoe Ride-Walk-Run
Location:
Katfish Katy’s at Huntsdale MP 171.7, start and finish
Sponsor: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri
Contact: Jessi Whitehurse, jessi@rmhcmidmo.org 
Number of Attendees: 250

September

Sept. 4

Rock Island Run
Location: Windsor trailhead MP 248, start and finish
Sponsor: Windsor Septemberfest
Contact: Rhonda Scott, 88rrscott@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 115

Sept. 6

Heart of America Marathon and Fun Team Relay
Location:
Boone County History and Culture Center-Columbia, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at Smith Hatchery Road access near Cooper’s Landing MP 163.5, eastward to exit at Easley-Rt. N, MP 162.5
Sponsor: Columbia Track Club
Contact: Kathy Lee, comoheart1960@gmail.com 
Number of Attendees: 350 at staggered start times over an hour time frame

Sept. 11

22 Strong
Location: Wright Construction-St. Charles, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MM 46 and exit at MM 38
Sponsor: Building Change
Contact: Reney Howe, rhowe@wrightconstruct.com
Number of Attendees: 300

Sept. 11-18

Adventure Cycling Katy Trail Inn to Inn
Location:
Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Adventure Cycling Association 
Contact: Melinda Balchan, mbalchan@adventurecycling.com 
Number of Attendees: 15

Sept. 16

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

Sept. 19

Pedal to Peace
Location: Matson trailhead MP 60.6, start and finish
Sponsor: ALIVE, Inc.- Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments-St. Louis
Contact: Emily Burgstead, bikeginne@gmail.com 
Number of Attendees: 200

Sept. 20-24

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

Sept. 24-30

Katy Epicurean Tour #2
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, katy5487@gmail.com 
Number of Attendees: 25

Sept. 26 - Oct. 1

Start to Finish Bike Tour #2
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Crossroads Bike Tours
Contact: Luke Harris, tours@crossroadsbiketours.com 
Number of Attendees: 12

Sept. 26-Oct. 1

Wilderness Voyageurs Katy Trail Tour #7
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 

October

Oct. 3-8

Wilderness Voyageurs Katy Trail Tour #8
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. 4-8

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. 9

MO70: A Two-Day Pedal & Paddle Adventure
Location:
Enter Katy Trail State Park at Dutzow Trailhead MM 74, to exit at McKittrick Trailhead MM 100.8. The adventure continues on Oct. 10; after camping at Hermann City Park, they paddle back on the Missouri River to Washington, Missouri.
Sponsor: Terrain Media
Contact: Steve Schmidt, steve@terrain-mag.com 
Number of Attendees: 50

Oct. 9-16

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. 10-15

Wilderness Voyageurs Katy Trail Tour #9
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. 11-15

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

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. 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