To commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial, Missouri State Parks invites you to join them on Aug. 7, 2021, for a century ride on the Katy Trail. Not ready for a century ride? Check out our family-friendly 25-mile Bicentennial Fun Ride.
200 cyclists + 200 miles = Bicentennial Ride
The Bicentennial Ride will combine two century rides for a unique way to kick off the Missouri bicentennial commemoration. A group of 100 cyclists will depart from St. Charles and ride to North Jefferson. A second group of 100 cyclists will depart from Windsor and ride to North Jefferson. Both groups will camp in Memorial Park in Jefferson City and have an opportunity to enjoy live music at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site and dinner in downtown Jefferson City. Sunday morning will include breakfast and an optional return shuttle to your original trailhead. Participation is limited to 100 people from each direction, so register early to ensure your place on this unique ride. Registrations will be accepted until July 1 or until the 100-per-direction limit is reached.
- Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
- Lunch on Saturday.
- Optional outdoor camping spaces on Friday and Saturday night.
- Friday, Aug. 6: Frontier Park, St. Charles.
- Friday, Aug. 6: Farrington Park, Windsor.
- Saturday, Aug. 7: Memorial Park, Jefferson City.
- Hot shower facility.
- Gear shuttle.
- Detailed route map.
- SAG support.
- Bicentennial Ride T-shirt.
- Bicentennial water bottle.
- Commemorative item.
- 30th Anniversary Bike Jersey (pictured below).
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Windsor to North Jefferson (approximately 105 miles)
St. Charles to North Jefferson (approximately 104 miles)
Hotel shuttle service is available for those who choose not to camp. The shuttle will take participants to and from North Jefferson Trailhead. Shuttle times will be provided at the information booth during check-in on Friday night and Saturday morning.
The shuttle service is $20; this price is only for those who pre-register.
Support and Gear
Rules and Regulations
Helmets: All riders are REQUIRED to wear helmets.
Minors: An adult (preferably a parent or guardian) must accompany participants under the age of 18. No bicycle trailers hauling children will be allowed unless accompanied by private SAG support.
Overnight Camping: Participants must obey all of the rules for Memorial Park in Jefferson City.
Dogs: Only service animals are allowed during the ride; proper documentation may be required at check-in. It is not advised to bring a dog on the ride, as the weather conditions in Missouri in August can be unpredictable. You must contact ride coordinators at time of registration if you will have a service animal during the ride.
- Registration: $200.
- Return shuttle: $70.
- Hotel shuttle: $20.
- T-shirt (a T-shirt is included with registration; however, participants may order additional T-shirts).
- Small to XX-large: $20.
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This is one of many events Missouri State Parks is hosting to commemorate the state's bicentennial. To see a complete list of bicentennial-related events and learn more the commemoration, click here.