Annual Katy Trail Ride June 22-26

According to Kansas City infoZine:

Applications are now available for bicyclists who would like to participate in Katy Trail Ride 2009, a ride on the nation's longest developed rail trail. "Cruisin' on the Katy" is the theme for the ninth annual weeklong bicycle ride that takes place June 22-26 on Katy Trail State Park across Missouri.

Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri State Parks Foundation, this scenic bicycle ride will go 225 miles from Clinton to St. Charles and will include an additional 15 miles of road riding into and out of Jefferson City and Hermann. Katy Trail Ride 2009 will allow bicyclists to experience the entire Katy Trail State Park, which takes travelers through many of Missouri's rural communities, along open fields and between the Missouri River and its bordering bluffs. Daily mileage ranges from 27 to 64 miles. Stops will include Pilot Grove, Jefferson City, Hermann and Augusta.
Application deadline is May 22nd (although the 300 spots often fill up before then).

For more information about the ride or for an application, call the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) or visit the Web at