Bicycle Rides and Routes in Jefferson City -

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Located off the Katy Trail, Jefferson City is the perfect place for you to veer from the beaten path and venture into an exciting new territory. Whether you are looking for a paved route like the Jefferson City Greenway or want to take an off-road adventure on Frog Hollow Nature Trail, the city makes for a perfect bike-friendly destination. The newly created bike lanes throughout the city offer easy access to many of the trails and parks, as well as nearby attractions and restaurants. Go for a ride and discover what Jefferson City’s trails have to offer! Document your adventures using #bikejcmo!

MoBikeFed comment: For years we have been talking to convention and visitors bureaus around Missouri about the importance of creating resources for bicyclists visiting the area.

If you visit tourism web sites for Missouri communities, a few have some information about bicycling the area--but by far the majority do not.

So it is really great to see a local convention and visitors bureau that has really done it right--as the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau has.

They list no fewer than 25 amazing bicycle routes and loops centered on Jefferson City, including gravel and trail loops as well as road rides.

Here is the list:

Less than 25 miles

Old 94 gravel/Katy 17.5 miler (watch out for Ofie and the haunted bridge)
Extended Old 94 gravel/Katy 21 miler
Holts Summit 15 miler
Holts Summit 25 miler

25-50 miles

Zion Rd/Walnut Acres
Tebbetts river bottom loop
Tebbetts route with some hills
Wilton Katy/Gravel loop
Holt Summit to Claysville
Reform Conservation Area

50+ miles

Boone-Doggle ride
Barry's Figure-8 Ashland loop
Gravel Metric Century
Providence Access loop
Mokane gravel loop
JC to Fulton to Mokane
Columbia/Huntsdale loop

Road Rides

JC Extended loop
Wade Rd/Meadows Ford
Henwick Lane/9 Hills Road
D-U-C route
Holts Summit 33 miler
Holts Summit Winery 60
5-mile interval/time trial
Tough Hill Climb

Take a look at or download any of those routes here:

Of course Jefferson City is also a Katy Trail city and it is the starting point of the 250-mile Butterfield Stage Experience route: