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, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-5 persons


 


 


August

Aug. 5

Riley’s Memory Walk
Location: Sedalia’s Clover Dell access MP 231.6, start and finish
Sponsor: Memory Lane Foundation
Contact: Ralph Garrigus, angieyvette72@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 100

Aug. 6

Flat Five
Location: St. Charles trailhead at Frontier Park MP 39, start and finish
Sponsor: Fleet Feet STL Runners Club
Contact: Jules Vogel, jules@fleetfeetstlouis.com
Number of Attendees: 600

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, camellia@truefalse.org
Number of Attendees: 350

Aug. 21

Total Eclipse of the Trail
Location: Sedalia equestrian parking area at Trail’s End landmark, MP 229.9, start and finish
Sponsor: Missouri State Fair Foundation
Contact: Wendy Faulconer, msffoundation@sbcglobal.net
Number of Attendees: 50 on horseback

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, greenwaynetwork@gmail.com
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, matt@prologuecycling.com
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, awalsh@lustgarten.org
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, mlffsp@gmail.com
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, pronkoski@stchas.edu
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, chris.lindsey@mchcp.org
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, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 5, 6, 7

Starkenburg Pilgrimage
Location: North Jefferson trailhead MP 143.2 start, to west of Rhineland to exit Katy Trail at MP 105.7 at Our Lady of Sorrows at Starkenburg
Sponsor: Society of Saint Pius X, Kansas City, MO Inc.
Contact: Rev. Fr. Michael Goldade, accountant@svdpacademy.org
Number of Attendees: 300 up to 1000

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, ashoemaker@tpahq.org
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, natezip@sbcglobal.net
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, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
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, pronkoski@stchas.edu
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, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14