2011 Katy Trail Ride with Legislators - April 2nd, 2012

Join us for the
2012 Katy Trail Ride with Legislators
12:30pm Introductions & Program - 1:00pm Ride - Return to Capitol by 2:00pm
Ride departs from the river side of the Capitol Building near the fountain
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 March 30th 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 new Pat Jones Pedestrian/Bicycle Lane across the Missouri River to the Katy Trail.

New Pat Jones Pedestrian/Bicycle Lane across the Missouri River
Katy Ride with legislators 2010

It's a great chance to meet your Missouri legislators and elected officials, and introduce them to the bike/ped river crossing and the Katy Trail.

The ride this year will leave from the front steps 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 Participants:

  • If you are bringing your own bicycle, you are welcome to join us at 12:30pm April 2nd with your bicycle and helmet (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)
  • Bicycles will be provided to legislators and staff who need them (you must reserve your bicycle by March 30th at noon by calling 816-695-6736 or emailing director@mobikefed.org)
  • Planned schedule:
    • 12:30-1:00pm - Introductions and short program at the North Capitol area
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm - Ride/Walk to and across the new pedestrian/bicycle path to the North Jefferson Trailhead (approx. 3 miles from Capitol Steps 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.
      • 12:00-5:00pm - pedicab rides available between the Capitol and the bridge
  • Snacks and water will be available at the Capitol steps 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 2nd, 2012
Time: 12:30PM 
Place: Rear steps (river side) of the state capitol building, Jefferson City

The ride is free, but if you're planning to come, please contact director@mobikefed.org so we'll have an idea of how many are planning to ride. 

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.
  • Tricycle Transit Company of Kansas City is providing the free pedicab rides between the Capitol and the bridge between noon and 5:00pm.

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