town guide

Ride along the Katy Trail from Clinton to Augusta this October! Sites along the trail include small towns; history; delicious food; and wineries, distilleries, and breweries. This fully supported bike ride is perfect during the crisp autumn air. Enjoy provided hot coffee in the morning; water stops with cold water, sports drinks, and snacks along the route; SAG support if you need a lift; gear/luggage transport; and hot showers in camp.
 

Why ride the Katy Trail?

The Katy Trail offers beautiful views of the Missouri River valley as it passes small towns that once thrived along the railroad. The eastern edge of Katy Trail, is known as the starting point for the Lewis and Clark’s Expedition.

 

When the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad (MKT) ended operations in the 1980s, Missouri allocated a portion of the railroad’s right-of-way for trail use. Today, the Katy Trail is the longest-developed rail-trail in the country. In March, the trail was nominated for “Best Recreational Trail” in the country in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

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June 4 - Clinton, MO

  • Check-in and packet pickup will be at Clinton Fairgrounds, adjacent to the Katy Trailhead from 2-8 p.m.

  • The pre-event shuttle begins loading at 11 a.m. and leaves Augusta City Park to Clinton at 12:30 p.m. 

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June 5 - Sedalia, MO

Things to do and see from Clinton to Sedalia on Oct. 10:

  • Riders start off their ride seeing or hearing birds associated with open prairies such as bobwhite, killdeer, mourning doves, and meadowlarks.

  • You will be able to find lunch in Windsor on your way to the next overnight town. Sedalia is home to the Missouri State Fair which takes place in Augusta every year. This town was also once the MKT depot.

  • Shuttles will be taking riders from camp to downtown.

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June 6 - Boonville, MO

Things to do and see from Sedalia to Boonville on Oct. 11:

  • Discover Missouri’s small-town charm along the trail. The official lunch stop is in Pilot Grove at Katarina's.  

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June 7 - Jefferson, MO

Things to do and see from Boonville to Jefferson City on Oct. 12:

  • You will ride through Rocheport, home to Les Bourgeois Vineyards. Breakfast is available for purchase at Meriwether. This is also the part of the trail where you will pass through a train tunnel that was built in 1893. Check out Missouri Life's office while you're in Rocheport as well!

  • Riders can stop by Cooper's Landing to grab lunch and view the river on their way to the capital. Then soon after, a short ride off of the trail is Missouri’s Capital, Jefferson City. Ride off of the pedestrian bridge to explore the capital and visit downtown.

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June 8 - Hermann, MO

Things to do and see from Jefferson City to Hermann on Oct. 13:

  • You'll ride over steel railroad bridges soon after leaving Jefferson City and see lots of bluffs as you approach Hermann. Explore Missouri’s German heritage throughout the small town of Hermann.

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June 9 - Augusta, MO

Things to do and see from Hermann to Augusta on Oct. 14:

  • Explore Missouri’s wine country by cycling through Marthasville and Augusta. Before Prohibition, this area was among the largest wine-producing regions in the world.

  • 3 p.m. - Post-Event Shuttle Departs from Augusta to Clinton