The 20th annual Katy Trail Ride, June 21-25 allows bicyclists to experience Katy Trail State Park from Clinton to St. CharlesMissouri State Parks and Missouri State Parks Foundation invite you to join them on this scenic five-day ride on the nation’s longest developed and most popular rail trail.

This ride covers approximately 237 miles of Katy Trail and features great food and many fun activities. Hot showers are available at each overnight stop, enhancing comfortable campsite settings. Participation is limited to 350 people so register early to ensure your place on this scenic ride. Registrations will be accepted until May 1 or until the 350 maximum limit is reached.

Included in the participant’s ride admission will be breakfast and dinner Monday through Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on Friday. Lunch and snacks can be purchased in the towns along the route. Typical breakfast foods may include pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, cereal, rolls, fruit, coffee, milk and orange juice. Typical dinners consist of a meat, pasta or vegetarian entree, salad, vegetables, bread and dessert.

SAG stops will be located approximately every 10 miles along the route to provide water, fruit and moral support. Because of the length of the route, logistics of the Katy Trail and any unforeseen weather conditions, the SAG may not be accessible at all times.

Get signed up for the ride, then get registered with us!

Click Here to Register With Padre’s!

Why Padre’s?

Wouldn’t it be nice if, after a long ride, you didn’t have to worry about finding and lugging your bags, searching for an open, shaded, flat spot, pitching your tent, or setting up canopies and chairs? What if you didn’t have to worry about your bags getting wet or trying to find a place to charge your phone? Padre’s provides first-class service that does all of that for you, and much, much more. All you have to do is Cycle Inn – We do the rest!


At Padre’s, we also limit our group to 100 riders, but for the Katy Trail Ride, we’re usually closer to 50. This ensures a more personalized appeal, so you won’t just feel like a number when you are in camp. It can be nice to see a familiar face at the end of a day, after riding among thousands of riders, to share a story, or even forge a new friendship.

Finally, since most of the activities each afternoon and evening are in the camping area of town, it’s great to enjoy the benefits of being “in camp” without having to deal with the hassles of doing the camping work!


What We Offer

Camping and Baggage Service:

  • Reserved camping at a site reserved specifically for Padre’s, with camping Sunday night through Friday morning.
  • Baggage transport directly to and from your tent each day, keeping your gear out of the weather
  • High quality tents, provided and set up and taken down for you daily
  • A twin-size mattresses inflated for each camper (please bring your own sheet/blanket/pillow)
  • Comfortable chairs to relax
  • Padre’s Zone, a shaded area to relax, with cooling fans, snacks, and cold beverages
  • In-camp concierge center with a host available to help with information about events, shuttles, food, entertainment, and directions
  • Electronic device charging stations to keep phones, computers, lights or other devices charged up daily
  • Hot coffee, fresh ice water, and Gatorade each morning
  • Bicycle tire pumps
  • Bicycle maintenance stand and tools available, in case you need to clean or adjust your bike
  • Bicycle racks so that you don’t have to lay your bike on the ground or lean them
  • Convenient location near restrooms and hot showers
  • Clean, environmentally friendly, disposable bath towels daily, which can double as your bike rag or door mat
  • Maps, directions and arrows to help you navigate into and out of each campsite
  • A friendly, helpful staff at your service


Pricing and Registration – Click Here to Register With Padre’s!

Camping and Baggage Service:

Option 1 – $325 ($375 after March 31)

Regular Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.

Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 Option 2 – $425 ($499 after March 31)

Large Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.

Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 Option 3 – $275 ($299 March 31)

Large Kelty tent with double occupancy and two mattresses. Sold per person and requires double occupancy. Includes all Camping and Baafter ggage services listed above.


Click Here to Register With Padre’s!