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

 


 

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

BOCOMO Fondo
Location: Huntsdale MP 171.7, start and finish
Sponsor: Walt’s Bike Shop
Contact: Sarah Ashman, sarah@waltsbikeshop.com
Number of Attendees: 65

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. 14

OA Katy Trail Wellness Ride
Location: North Jefferson trailhead MP 143.2-start location #1; McBaine trailhead MP 169.5–start location #2, turnaround at Hartsburg trailhead MP 153.6, to finish at start
Sponsor: State of Missouri, Office of Administration
Contact: Eric Pahl, eric.pahl@oa.mo.gov
Number of Attendees: 55

Oct. 14

Pedal for Peace
Location: Matson trailhead MP 60.6, start and finish
Sponsor: ALIVE, Inc. (Alternatives to Living in Violent Environment)
Contact: Emily Ginn, bikeginne@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 150

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

Oct. 21-22

Camp Abilities Campout
Location: St. Charles Family Arena MP 42.8, start and finish, overnight at St. Charles County Klondike Park
Sponsor: Camp Abilities St. Louis
Contact: Wilma C. House, wilmachouse@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 150

Oct. 22

Pedal for Polio
Location: Augusta trailhead MP 66.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Rotary District 6060-Rotary Club of St. Charles
Contact: Chris Goellner, chris@goellnerprinting.com
Number of Attendees: 100

Oct. 22

Rocheport Fall Colors Trail Ride
Location: Columbia, MO MKT Trail, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at Hindman Junction MP 169.9, proceed to Rocheport MP 178.3 and return
Sponsor: Columbia Parks and Recreation
Contact: Janet Godon, janet.godon@como.gov
Number of Attendees: 30

Oct. 28

Monster Bike Bash
Location: Columbia MKT Trail, start, enter Katy Trail State Park at Hindman Junction MP 169.9 west to Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, and return
Sponsor: Off Track Events
Contact: Mike Denehy, offtrackevents@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 200

Oct. 28

Rob Allen Memorial Scholarship 5K Fun Run/Walk
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: Jefferson City High School Class of 1994
Contact: Amanda Badgett, aem23520@hotmail.com
Number of Attendees: 110