JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The 2019 Katy Trail Ride set for next month.

Photo: Missouri State Parks

According to a press release, the event is canceled due to the recent flooding across Missouri. The five-day, 240-mile ride annual ride, which takes travelers through many of Missouri’s rural communities, along open fields and between the Missouri River and its bordering bluffs, usually draws some 350 bicyclists from across the nation and overseas.

Currently, nearly 100 miles of Katy Trail State Park are closed due to flooding from Boonville east to St. Charles.

Missouri State Parks is committed to reopening the trail as soon as possible and to hosting the 20th annual Katy Ride in June 2020, in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Katy Trail State Park.

Information for the 2020 ride will be posted on the Missouri State Parks website in January, at mostateparks.com.

For more information about the 2019 Katy Trail Ride cancelation, visit mostateparks.com/2019ktride, email [email protected] or call Missouri State Parks toll-free at 800-334-6946.