Missouri Legislators Bicycle Ride - April 30th, 2018

Join us for the
 
2018 Legislators Bicycle Ride
From the State Capitol to Katy Trail State Park
 
Monday, April 30th, 2018: 1:30pm Introductions & Program - 2:00pm Ride - Return to Capitol by 3:00pm
Ride departs from the Governor's Garden, 1 block SE of the Capitol near the Governor's Mansion
 
Legislators, state officials, staff, and the general public are invited to join us
 
Bicycles for the ride available to legislators & staff (must contact director@mobikefed.org by Noon April 26th to reserve a bike)
 
A partnership of Missouri State Parks * MoDOT * The Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation
 

 

Please join us for a ride with Missouri legislators and officials across the Pat Jones Pedestrian/Bicycle Lane across the Missouri River to the Katy Trail.

The Legislators Ride departs from the South Steps of the Capitol
The Legislators Ride departs from the South Steps of the Capitol
The ride this will leave from the Governor's Garden, just one block SE of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City and go across the new Pat Jones Pedestrian/Bicycle Lane across the Missouri River to the North Jefferson Katy Trailhead.

For Legislators and Staff:

  • If you are bringing your own bicycle, you are welcome to join us at 1:30pm April 30th with your bicycle and helmet. Legislators & staff: We appreciate a call or email 816-695-6736 or director@mobikefed.org, to let us know you're coming--it helps with planning--but it's not required.  General public: Please register online here.
  • Bicycles will be provided to legislators and staff who need them (you must reserve your bicycle by April 26th at noon by calling 816-695-6736 or emailing director@mobikefed.org)
  • Planned schedule:
    • 1:00-2:00pm - Exhibits & mingle on the Governor's Garden.  Vendors will have snacks & treats
    • 1:30-2:00pm - Introductions and short program at the Governor's Garden area
    • 2:00pm-3:00pm - Ride/Walk to and across the new pedestrian/bicycle path to the North Jefferson Trailhead (approx. 3 miles from Governor's Garden to the North Jefferson Katy Trailhead--about 20 minutes easy riding). Points of interest:
      • Beautiful hiking trails at the north riverfront
      • Once arriving at the North Jefferson Trailhead (3 miles), those who wish to continue their ride on the Katy Trail are invited to do so--you can ride long or short, according to your schedule.
  • Snacks and water will be available at the Governor's Garden and at the North Jefferson Trailhead
  • The route is about three miles each way, six miles total (map)


 

For the general public:

Please take a moment to email or call your own state legislators and invite them to the ride. You can look up their contact info here.

Event: Katy Trail Bicycle Ride with members of the Missouri General Assembly and other officials
Date: Monday, April 30th, 2018
Time: 1:00pm Exhibits, 1:30 pm short program, 2:00 pm Ride
Place: Governor's Garden, 1 block SE of the state capitol building, Jefferson City

The ride is free, but if you're planning to come, please register for the Legislators Ride (and any other Capitol Day events you might be attending) so we'll have an idea of how many are planning to be there. 

Legislators Ride - from the Capitol across the Missouri River  Annual Legislators Bike Ride - from the Capitol across the Missouri  River BridgeAnnual Legislators Bike Ride - from the Capitol to the Katy Trailhead

Supporting businesses:

  • Chris Gerli of City Cycling Tours (Forest Park, St. Louis) has been kind enough to provide free bicycles for legislators & staff to ride.

This event is presented by Missouri State Parks, MoDOT, and the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation.

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