Katy Trail Ride


The 2022 Katy Trail Ride has not yet been announced. If the event is announced, we'll update the status, links, and event details here. Registration for Padre's is tentatively scheduled to open March 1.

The Katy Trail Ride allows bicyclists to experience Katy Trail State Park between Clinton and St. Charles. Join us 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 register with Padre’s! 

Registration with Padre's will open March 1!

Camping and Baggage Service includes:

  • 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 sports drink each morning
  • Bicycle tire pumps
  • Bicycle maintenance 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
  • A friendly, helpful staff at your service

Registration with Padre's will open March 1!

Camping Options:

Option 1 - Regular Tent with One Person:

  • Regular Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.
  • Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

Early Bird Registration = $325* | Regular Registration = $375**

Option 2 - Large Tent with One Person:

  • Large Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.
  • Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

Early Bird Registration = $450* | Regular Registration = $500**

Option 3 - Large Tent with Two People:

  • Large Kelty tent with double occupancy and two mattresses.
  • Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

Early Bird Registration = $550* | Regular Registration = $600**

Registration with Padre's will open March 1!

* Early Bird Registration ends 90 days before the event.

** Regular Registration ends 30 days before the event.

 Event Policies

Important Information Document: 2022 Katy Trail Ride