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.

2014

Ongoing events

April 14 to Oct.17

Self-Guided Tour#10 – End to End
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start – St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Average tour group size 2 to 3 cyclists

April 15 to Oct. 25

Self-Guided Tour#13 – Wineries
Location: Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, start – Augusta trailhead MP 66.3, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Average tour group size 2 to 3 cyclists

May 15 to Oct. 26

Self-Guided Tour#11 – Ragtime
Location: Sedalia trailhead MP 227.1, start – St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Average tour group size 2 to 3 cyclists

May 24 – Oct. 5

Les/Wrestles/MS Rail Trail Challenge
Location: sponsored participants to walk or cycle, on own schedule, any distance between Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1 to North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2
Sponsor: Leswrestles MS, LLC
Contact: Duane E. Fritchie, deftrystar@hotmail.com
Number of Attendees: Maximum of 20 on any given day

May 26 to Oct. 20

Self-Guided Tour#12 – Bluffs
Location: Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, start – St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Average tour group size 3 to 4 cyclists

September

Sept. 28-Oct. 3

Katy Tour #3
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start; St. Charles trailhead 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wildernessvoyageurs
Number of Attendees: 14

October

Oct. 2-3

Journey Across Missouri-JAM
Location
: Boonville trailhead MP 191.8, start, to McKittrick trailhead MP 100.8, finish. (Overnight Jefferson City’s Memorial Park.)
Sponsor: Trailnet
Contact: Steve Schmidt, steve@trailnet.org
Number of Attendees: 100

Oct. 4
(RAIN DATE: Oct. 18)

Camp Hickory Hill Walk-a-Jog-a-Bike-a-Thon
Location:
 Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Camp Hickory Hill
Contact: Nate Wisdom, natezip@sbcglobal.net
Number of Attendees: 135

Oct. 4

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

Oct. 4

New Franklin Elementary Bike-A-Thon
Location: Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start, to New Franklin Trailhead MP 188.2, finish (Grades 3,4,5); also, New Franklin Trailhead MP 188.2 to Boonville Bridge MP 191.8, and return (Grades K,1,2)
Sponsor: New Franklin Elementary School
Contact: Jodie Langston, jlangston@newfranklin.k12.mo.us
Number of Attendees: 170

Oct. 5-10

Katy Tour #4
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start; St. Charles trailhead 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wildernessvoyageurs
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 6-9

Self-Guided Tour#14 – Little Wineries
Location: McKittrick trailhead MP 100.8 (Hermann), start – St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist
Contact: Henry Curran, henry@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Average tour group size 4 cyclists

Oct. 11

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

Oct. 12

Rocheport Fall Colors Trail Ride
Location:
 Columbia’s MKT Trail at Scott Blvd., start, then enter Katy Trail at Hindman Junction, MP 169.9, to Rocheport Trailhead, MP 178.3, and return
Sponsor: City of Columbia Parks and Recreation
Contact: Janet Godon, jlgodon@gocolumbiamo.com
Number of Attendees: 40

Oct.13-17

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail Tour #4
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead, MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholar
Contact: Tina Sieker, tsieker@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

Oct. 18

Rainbow Ride
Location: 
Sedalia Fairgrounds MP 229.9, start and finish, to turn around at Green Ridge Trailhead MP 239.2, or, Calhoun Trailhead MP 255.2, then return to Sedalia MP 229.9
Sponsor: The Rainbow Network & Festival of Sharing
Contact: Megan Munzlinger, mmunzlinger@rainbownetwork.org
Number of Attendees: 125

Oct. 18

Windsor FFA Cancer Benefit Trail Ride
Location: Windsor Trailhead MP 248, start and finish; horse riders to Calhoun Trailhead MP 255.2, bike riders to Green Ridge Trailhead MP 239.2; return to Windsor
Sponsor: Henry County R1 School – FFA Chapter
Contact: Laura Cooley, cooleyl@henrycountyr1.k12.mo.us
Number of Attendees: 100

Oct. 18-19

COPS WALK St. Louis
Location: 
Day 1, Dutzow Trailhead MP 74 to Matson Trailhead MP 60.6; Day 2, Weldon Spring Trailhead MP 56 to finish at St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5
Sponsor: Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
Contact: Josh Neeley, josh_neeley@nationalcops.org
Number of Attendees: 70

November

Nov. 9

Vitae Half-Marathon & 5K
Location: North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, start and finish
Sponsor: Vitae Foundation/Liferunners.org
Contact: Bill Pauls, b2kpauls@yahoo.com
Number of Attendees: 375

December

Dec. 6

Tunnel Trot 5K/12K
Location: Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Missouri State Parks Racing Series
Contact: Jim Gast, jim.gast@dnr.mo.gov
Number of Attendees: 150