Missouri State Parks will be hosting two combined century rides Aug. 7 on the Katy Trail to celebrate Missouri's bicentennial, according to a Wednesday news release.

The Bicentennial Ride will combine two groups of 100 people each to ride 100 miles along the Katy Trail. One group will start in St. Charles while the other will start in Jefferson City. 

"The Bicentennial Ride is a departure from regular Katy Trail rides because it combines two individual century rides in one event," Katy Trail Coordinator Melanie Robinson-Smith said. “It is a great way to get outside, challenge yourself and kick off the state’s bicentennial commemoration.” 

Participation will be limited to 100 people per direction, and registration will cost $200. Registration will open Thursday on the Missouri State Parks website and will remain open until July 1 or until all positions are filled. 

  • Rock Bridge Football and Missouri Cross Country beat writer for Fall 2021. Reach me at j.boenitz@mail.missouri.edu, or in the newsroom at 882-5700

  • Molly Hart is an assistant city editor at the Missourian. She has previously reported on state government. She can be reached at mhart@mail.missouri.edu.

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