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

Ongoing

July 1 through Nov. 5

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: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-5 persons

July 1 through Nov. 5

Bike Tour #11 “Ragtime Ride”
Location: 
Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-5 persons

July 1 through Nov. 5

Bike Tour #12 “High Bluffs”
Location:
 Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-5 persons

July 1 through Nov. 5

Bike Tour #13 “Wineries”
Location:
 Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start to Augusta Trailhead MP 66.3, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-5 persons

July 1 through Nov. 5

Bike Tour #14 “Little Winery”
Location: 
McKittrick Trailhead MP 100.8, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-5 persons

August

Aug. 27

BikeMO
Location: 
Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation
Contact: Matt Maher, matt@prologuecycling.com
Number of Attendees: 50

Aug. 27

Ride for the Rivers
Location: Dutzow Trailhead MP 74, bicyclists enter Katy Trail to finish at St. Charles Trailhead – Frontier Park, MP 39
Sponsor: Greenway Network, Inc.
Contact: David Hartman, dhartman411@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 40

Aug. 28

Overflow Parking for Tires on Fire on Matson Hill
Location: Matson Trailhead MP 60.6, parking and event registration
Sponsor: Team Noah Foundation
Contact: Adam Clarke, stringclarke@yahoo.com
Number of Attendees: 70

September

Sept. 1-3

Starkenburg Pilgrimage
Location:
 North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, start, to near Bluffton MP 110.9, finish
Sponsor: Society of Saint Pius X
Contact: Rev. Fr. Jurgen Wegner, gshepherd@sspx.org
Number of Attendees: 300 to 1,000

Sept. 2

Rock Island Run on the Katy Trail
Location:
 Windsor Trailhead MP 248, start and finish
Sponsor: Windsor Septemberfest
Contact: Rhonda Scott, 88rrscott@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 85

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. 11

Trails for Tails
Location:
 St. Charles Trailhead MP 39 – Frontier Park, start and finish
Sponsor: Five Acres Animal Shelter
Contact: Lauren Bosecker, lauren@fiveacresanimalshelter.org
Number of Attendees: 500

Sept. 17-18

COPSWalk St. Louis
Location: Enter Katy Trail at MO Research Park access MP 52.4 to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39 to Frontier Park, Day 1; St. Charles Trailhead MP 39 at Frontier Park to St. Charles Fire Station and return, Day 2
Sponsor: Concerns of Police Survivors
Contact: Spree Hilliard, spree_hilliard@nationalcops.org
Number of Attendees: 100

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.  23-25

Saint Charles Oktoberfest 3-day Event
Location: 
St. Charles Trailhead MP 39 at Frontier Park

  • Sept. 23 -25,  Kids Zone at Frontier Park
  • Sept. 24, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation “One Walk”
  • Sept. 25, Oktoberfest 5K Run and Rootbeer Walk

Sponsor: Saint Charles Oktoberfest, Inc.
Contact: Daniel J. Foust, saintcharlesoktoberfest@yahoo.com
Number of Attendees: 3,000

Sept. 25

Cruising Callaway to Portland
Location
Portland Trailhead MP 115.9 – “Railroad History from the Railroad Guy”
Sponsor: Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society
Contact: Barbara Huddleston, museum@kchsoc.org
Number of Attendees: 80

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. 8

Ride for the Fallen
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 229.9, start, to Pilot Grove Trailhead MP 203.3, and return to start
Sponsor: Police Unity Tour Chapter 4
Contact: Erik Butler, p251@leawood.org
Number of Attendees: 200

Oct. 9

Pedaling for Polio
Location: 
Augusta Trailhead MP 66.3, start, to Weldon Spring Trailhead MP 56, and return to Augusta to finish
Sponsor: Rotary District 6060 Lambert Airport Club
Contact: Kate Schwadron, dgkate.2013-14@hotmail.com
Number of Attendees: 100

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