June 14, 2018

Contact: Brian Quinn

Annual Katy Trail Ride will host 300 bicyclists beginning June 18

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 13, 2018 – 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.

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

Below is the event itinerary. More information about Katy Trail State Park is available online at

                                    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 Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.