Capitol Day 2014: Join us for the Legislator's Ride April 7th, 12:30pm, Jefferson City

Join us for the . . . 
2014 Legislators Bicycle Ride
From the State Capitol to Katy Trail State Park
Monday, April 7th, 2014: 12:30pm Introductions & Program - 1:00pm Ride - Return to Capitol by 2:00pm
Ride departs from the South Steps of the Capitol Building
Legislators, state officials, staff, and the general public are invited to join us
Bicycles for the ride available to legislators & staff (must contact by Noon April 3rd 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 from the Capitol, 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

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.

Pre-register for the ride (FREE) here or find out more about Capitol Day here.

For Legislators and Participants:

  • If you are bringing your own bicycle, you are welcome to join us at 12:30pm April 7th with your bicycle and helmet (we appreciate a call or email 816-336-2550 or 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 April 3rd at noon by calling 816-336-2550 or emailing
  • Planned schedule:
    • 12:30-1:00pm - Introductions and a short awards program at the Capitol South Steps 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.
  • 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 7th, 2014
Time: 12:30PM 
Place: South steps 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. Find out more about Capitol Day here.

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.