Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
Bike, Walk and Wheel Week is a week-long series of events designed to encourage Columbians to use active modes of transportation such as walking and biking, to get around town.
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Register HERE to receive event updates and register for PRIZES!
Prizes include bicycle from Walt's Bicycle, Fitness and Wilderness Co; bicycle from Cyclextreme and gift certificates from Tryathletics.
CoMo Cyclofemme Trail Ride
2–3:30 pm, MKT Trail @Forum Trailhead
Join women around the world in a celebration of women bicyclists! Plan to ride 12-miles on the MKT, MU Recreation and Hinkson Creek Trails. Helmets required. Participant giveaways (while supplies last).
A Bike is Your Ticket on Columbia Transit All Week
Bicyclists ride the city buses for FREE all week! It's the perfect time to try out a combo-commute.
Public Art Tour Walk
6-7:30 pm, Flat Branch Park playground
JJ Musgrove from the Office of Cultural Affairs will lead a walking tour of the many pieces of public art available throughout downtown.
MKT Trail Secret Access Ride
6–7:30 pm, Flat Branch Park playground
This 12-mile roundtrip ride will introduce cyclists to Columbia’s backyard gem: the MKT Trail. Ride leaders will travel at a leisurely pace highlighting access to popular destinations. Helmets required.
Bike Maintenance Workshop
6:30-7:45 pm, Walt’s Bicycle Fitness & Wilderness Co, 1217 Rogers Street
Workshop will cover the basics of replacing or repairing an inner tube, and simple cable and brake adjustments.
Try Transit Day
Everyone rides free, all day long! Check here for bus schedules and routes.
3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands Dedication
3:30–5 pm, 3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands, MKT Trail
Dedication ceremony starts at 4:00 pm. Join us in celebrating a public-private, urban conservation partnership. This project included development of wetland habitat, cultivation of native bottomland woods, invasive species removal and repurposing a vacant building into an observation platform. Plan to park and walk (0.7 miles) from the MKT Forum Trailhead. Or, walk or bike the NEW Forum Katy Parkway Connector – a short 0.5 mile distance. Light snacks and beverages will be served.
PedNet Wine Ride
Check out the details here. Fee applies.
Breakfast Station Day; National Bike to Work Day
7–9 am at various locations around Columbia
Join us in celebrating National Bike to Work Day! Enjoy a free breakfast as you bike, walk or wheel about town. Walk or bike to one or all.
Breakfast stations and sponsors include:
Oh, the Places You'll Go in CoMo!
2-4 pm, Stephens Lake Park, Old Hwy 63 entrance
We have trails in our parks. We have bike lane markings galore. Join us to find new places to explore. Venture out to Columbia’s newest trails, the Hominy Creek and the Moon Valley Pedway (extension of the Hinkson Creek Trail) from Stephens Lake Park. A completed passport book is your entry for great prizes. Choose either a self-guided 1.7-mile loop trail or various destinations up to 4.5 miles. Arrive early to use the NEW self-service bike repair station, Helmets required. Giveaways for all participants (while supplies last).
Bicycle History Tour of Columbia
2–4 pm, Flat Branch Park playground
Are you a history buff who also enjoys traveling by an early 19th century mode of transportation – the bicycle? Join Trevor Harris, amateur historian, on a leisurely 12.5 mile tour highlighting some of Columbia’s historic homes and landmarks. Helmets required.
Story Book Trail
Dawn to Dusk, Stephens Lake Park
Read the children’s book Journey, by Aaron Becker as you walk through the NEW Children’s Grove at Stephens Lake Park.
All activities are free unless a fee is indicated. Contact jlgodon@GoColumbiaMo.com or 573-874-7460.