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Ride along the Katy Trail from Clinton to St. Charles this June and 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 2/Oct 6 - 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 St. Charles to Clinton at 12:30 p.m. 

  • Campground location:  Waggoner Complex/Henry County Fairgrounds, across from Katy Trail Head - 801-999 E Sedalia Ave, Clinton, MO 64735 -- https://goo.gl/maps/bYouJ7V8KJ12

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June 3/Oct 7 - Sedalia, MO

Things to do and see from Clinton to Sedalia:

  • 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.

  • Campground location: -- Liberty Park -- 1224 Liberty Park Blvd, Sedalia, MO 65301 https://goo.gl/maps/DHVEae76aaWcrVEM9

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June 4 /Oct 10 - Boonville, MO

Things to do and see from Sedalia to Boonville:

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

  • Visit the Mitchell Auto Museum, Isle of Capri Casino, Thespian Hall and many other historic sites within walking distance of camp.

  • Campground location:

  • Tuesday, Kemper Park-- 100 W Spring St, Boonville, MO 65233 -- https://goo.gl/maps/g7ixGfJ2SYzcZhaU7

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June 7/Oct 11 - Jefferson, MO

Things to do and see from Boonville to Jefferson City:

  • 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.

  • Campground location:

  • Wednesday, June 7/Oct 11 - Jefferson City Quigg Commons -- 1121 4th St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-- https://goo.gl/maps/YGoNhVuBrAy

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June 8/Oct 12 - Hermann, MO

Things to do and see from Jefferson City to Hermann:

  • 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.

  • Campground location:

  • Thursday, June 8/Oct 12 - Hermann Riverfront Park -- 301 Wharf St, Hermann, MO 65041 -- https://goo.gl/maps/gFK5iYp75P8Q3af76

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June 9/Oct 13 - Augusta, MO

Things to do and see from Hermann to Augusta:

  • 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.

  • Campground location:

  • Friday, June 9/Oct 13 -- Augusta City Park/Katy Trail, Augusta, MO 63332 -- https://goo.gl/maps/9Pqy3DFJxNdh3bux9

  • June 10/Oct 14: Ride to St. Charles and finish the ride!

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