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.

2019

Ongoing Events

November 2018 - September 2019

NGA Police Physical Ability Testing
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, start and finish
Sponsor: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Police
Contact: Sgt. Eric Wojcik, eric.l.wojcik@nga.mil
Number of Attendees: small groups of 10 officers per exercise, multiple dates, Tuesday and Thursday mornings

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
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-12 persons

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #11 “Multi-Tours”
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 2-6 persons

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #12 “Multi-Tours”
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 2-8 persons

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #13 “Multi-Tours”
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 persons

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #14 “Multi-Tours”
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 2-4 persons

April 1 through Nov. 30

Clinton to St. Charles Self-guided Bike Tour
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Noble Invention Bike Touring
Contact: Sara Petyk, sara@nibiketouring.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 1-10 persons

April 1 through Nov. 30

Rocheport to St. Charles Self-guided Bike Tour
Location: Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Noble Invention Bike Touring
Contact: Sara Petyk, sara@nibiketouring.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 1-10 persons


June

June 22

Boeing On The Move 5K
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, DuSable Park, start and finish
Sponsor: The Boeing Company
Contact: Dorothy Holzwarth, dorothy.e.holzwarth@boeing.com
Number of Attendees: 300

June 29-30

Katy Rail Trail Ride
Location: Amtrak train tride to Hermann, enter Katy Trail State Park at McKittrick trailhead
Sponsor: Trailnet
Contact: Steve Schmidt, steve@trailnet.org
Number of Attendees: 50

June 29-30

Ride the Rock
Location: Rock Island Spur’s Pleasant Hill trailhead MP 262.9, start, to Windsor trailhead MP 248, overnight at Farrington Park, and return to Pleasant Hill trailhead to finish
Sponsor: Windsor Lodge #187 Independent Order of Odd Fellow
Contact: Danny Hampton, windsorlodge187@hotmail.com
Number of Attendees: 100


July

July 6

Olde Glory Days
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start and finish
Sponsor: Olde Glory Days – Clinton Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Ken Lanning, klanning@gvmh.org
Number of Attendees: 200

July 13

Capital City High School Volleyball Fun Run
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: CCHS Volleyball Boosters
Contact: Kelsey Vogler, kelsey.vogler@jcschools.us
Number of Attendees: 220


August

Aug. 24

BikeMO
Location: Les Bourgeois Winery, start, enter Katy Trail State Park at Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, west to Boonville trailhead MP 191.8, and return
Sponsor: Missouri Foundation for Bicycling and Walking
Contact: Matt Maher, matt@prologuecycling.com    
Number of Attendees: 50

Aug. 25-30

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour #1
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, katy5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 15


September

Sept. 7

Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Walk – St. Louis
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, start and finish
Sponsor: Lustgarten Foundation
Contact: Lisa Crowley, lcrowley@lustgarten.org
Number of Attendees: 115

Sept. 8-13

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour #2
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, katy5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 15

Sept. 14

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
Contact: Chris Lindsey, chris.lindsey@mchcp.org
Number of Attendees: 300

Sept. 14-21

Katy Trail Inn-to-Inn Bike Tour
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Adventure Cycling Association
Contact: Rebekah Zook, rzook@adventurecycling.org   
Number of Attendees: 15

Sept. 16-20

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #3
Location: Sedalia trailhead, MP 227.1, start, to finish at St. Charles trailhead, MP 39.5
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

Sept. 21

Memory Lane 5K
Location: Sedalia, enter and exit Katy Trail at Clarendon Road, near MP 229.9, then westward on Katy Trail State Park to turnaround and return
Sponsor: Defeet.org
Contact: Amanda Eisenbarth, maeyesn@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 155

Sept. 21-26 

Missouri: Katy Trail Tour
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Woman Tours, Inc.
Contact: Michelle Cooley, michelle@womantours.com
Number of Attendees: 27

Sept. 22-27

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour #3
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, katy5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 15

Sept. 29-Oct. 4

WVO Katy Trail Tour #7
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Sept. 30-Oct. 4

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #4
Location: Sedalia trailhead, MP 227.1, start, to finish at St. Charles trailhead, MP 39.5
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40


October

Oct. 5

Capri Employee 5k Fun Run/Walk
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start and finish
Sponsor: Transcontinental Capri Inc.
Contact: Stacy McCalister, stacy.mccalister@tc.tc
Number of Attendees: 130

Oct. 5-6

Rock Island Ramble
Location: Rock Island Spur’s Pleasant Hill trailhead MP 262.9, start to Windsor trailhead MP 216.5, overnight at Katy Junction, and return to Pleasant Hill
Sponsor: Velo Garage and Tap House
Contact: Kiley Sutter, kiley@velogaragekc.com  
Number of Attendees: 120

Oct. 6-11

WVO Katy Trail Tour #8
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, 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. 6-11

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour #4
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, katy5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 15

Oct. 12

Pedal to Peace
Location: Matson trailhead MP 60.6, start, to Augusta trailhead MP 66.3, and return to start
Sponsor: ALIVE, Inc. – Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments
Contact: Debra Cotton, debra.cotten@alivestl.org
Number of Attendees: 150

Oct. 13-18

WVO Katy Trail Tour #9
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, 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. 14-19

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #5
Location: Sedalia trailhead, MP 227.1, start, to finish at St. Charles trailhead, MP 39.5
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

Oct. 20-25

WVO Katy Trail Tour #10
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14


November

Nov. 17

Jingle Bell Run & Walk
Location: Olympia Athletics & Events Center/St. Charles, start and finish; enter Katy Trail State Park at St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, northeast to turnaround at east end of DuSable Park, and return
Sponsor: Arthritis Foundation
Contact: Emily Fisher, efisher@arthritis.org
Number of Attendees: 1200