On Monday, June 18, approximately 300 bicyclists will begin a 232-mile journey from St. Charles to Clinton on the Katy Trail State Park for the 18th Annual Katy Trail Ride. This year’s participants range in age from 8 to 89 and come from 29 states and one Canadian Province.
Hosted by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Parks Foundation, the five-day Katy Trail Ride has been an annual event since 2001 and has achieved national and international acclaim. The ride takes cyclists along the scenic Missouri River and through the historic towns that developed along the river and the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT or Katy) Railroad, the predecessor to the Katy Trail.
See more information and the event itinerary below.
Overnight locations for the 2018 Katy Trail Ride will be in the towns of Hermann, Jefferson City, Boonville and Sedalia. Family and friends of the riders can follow the ride’s progress online. Photographs and highlights of each day’s ride will be available at Facebook.com/katytrailstatepark.
Below is the event itinerary. More information about Katy Trail State Park is available online atkatytrailstatepark.com.
2018 Katy Ride Itinerary
Sunday, June 17
7 p.m. Riders meeting at Frontier Park, St. Charles
Monday, June 18
6-7:30 a.m. Depart from St. Charles
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Arrive at Hermann City Park
Tuesday, June 19
7:30 a.m. Depart from Hermann
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Arrive at Bill Quigg Commons, Jefferson City
Wednesday, June 20
7:30 a.m. Depart from Jefferson City
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Arrive at Kemper Park in Boonville
Thursday, June 21
7:30 a.m. Depart from Boonville
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Arrive at Liberty Park, Sedalia
Friday, June 22
7:30 a.m. Depart from Sedalia
10 a.m.-1 p.m Arrive at Benson Convention Center, Clinton
For information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.