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.

2016

May

May Tuesday and Thursdays

NGA 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, eric.l.wojcik@nga.mil
Number of Attendees: 14

May 21–28

Cycling Missouri’s Katy Trail
Location:
 Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Contact: David Perry, Land Agency Coordinator, outings.permits@sierraclub.org
Number of Attendees: 16

May 22-27

WVO Katy Trail Tour #1
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

May 26

Callaway Plein Air
Location: 
Katy Trail State Park, Callaway County, approximately MP 112 to 150
Sponsor: Art House
Contact: Lynn Porter, garriottparterart@hotmail.com
Number of Attendees: 1 to 50

June

June 4

Katy Trail Rock Island Trail Sneak Peek
Location: 
Windsor Trailhead MP 248, start and finish
Sponsor: Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. (MORIT)
Contact: Greg Harris, moritdirector@gmail.com 
Number of Attendees: 250

June 4

GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay
Location:
Start at Parkway North High School, enter Katy Trail State Park at Page Avenue Extension MP 42.8, then exit at McKittrick Trailhead MP 100.8 to finish at Hermann
Sponsor: GO! St. Louis
Contact: Brian Lyons, blyons@gostlouis.org
Number of Attendees: 1,515 (200 teams of 6, staff and volunteers)

June 5

Equestrian Trail Ride & Poker Run
Location:
 Windsor Trailhead MP 248, start, to Calhoun Trailhead MP 255.2, return to Windsor Trailhead to finish
Sponsor: Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Kevin Gnuschke, windsorm@iland.net      
Number of Attendees: 270

June 5-10

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, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

June 6-10

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, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

June 18

Master the Mound “Plan B Route”
Location:
 Weldon Spring Trailhead MP 56, enter Katy Trail State Park, west to Hamburg Trail Connector MP 57, exit Katy Trail
Sponsor: Race to Cure Lymphoma
Contact: Gary L. Chatham, racetocurelymphoma@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 170

June 18

Katy Trail Ride to Cooper’s Landing
Location: Columbia’s MKT, start, to enter Katy Trail State Park at Hindman Junction, MP 169.9, then east to Cooper’s Landing MP163.5, and return
Sponsor: City of Columbia
Contact: Janet Godon, jlgodon@gocolumbiamo.com
Number of Attendees: 30

July

July 9

OA Katy Trail Wellness Ride
Location:
 North Jefferson Trailhead MP143.2, start and finish
Sponsor: State of Missouri, Office of Administration
Contact: Eric Pahl, eric.pahl@oa.mo.gov
Number of Attendees: 50

August

Aug. 13 (Rain date Aug. 14)

The Boone Dawdle
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

September

Sept. 10

Memory Lane Walk
Location: west of Sedalia Trailhead - enter Katy Trail at Clarendon Road MP 229.9, exit Katy Trail at 32nd Street MP 230.9
Sponsor: Memory Lane Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Contact: Amanda Eisenbarth, mlffsp@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 120

Sept. 19-23

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. 25-30

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour
Location
: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, rmc5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 12

October

Oct. 1

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

Oct. 2-7

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. 3-7

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. 8 (RAIN DATE Oct. 15)

Thon for Kids     
Location: Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Thon for Kids/Rainbow House/Call to Serve International
Contact: Nate Wisdom, natezip@sbcglobal.net
Number of Attendees: 140

Oct. 9-14

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.16-21

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. 24-28

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #5
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