BikeMO Routes


New Start, New Finish, Great Routes!

3 Route Options

BikeMO has three different ride options: Metric Century Paved Route, Katy Trail Ride, and our History of Boonville Guided Bike Tour. All routes start and finish at The Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville, MO. The Metric Century, our full road route, through Boonville and Blackwater on the way to Arrow Rock, Missouri. Most roads are low-traffic, state-lettered routes. The route is an out-and-back route, which means riders will return via the same route. Whichever route you choose, please plan to have your ride finished between 4 pm and 5 pm.

Metric Century

Fully Paved
The Main Route starts and finishes at The Isle of Capri in Boonville. This route takes riders through the historic towns of Boonville, Black Water, and Arrow Rock. This is our main route option for 2024. Riders will have a chance to check out each town along the way including historical stops, museums, shops, and even free ice cream at Badger's Hideaway in Arrow Rock! You can adjust your mileage to anything up to 62.2 miles by turning around at any point along the route.

Katy Trail

All Trail Route
This beautiful trail ride is an excellent choice for all riders, but it is especially appealing for families or those who are timid about riding on the roads. There is very limited SAG support for trail riders because the trail is only accessible from a limited number of locations. Please ensure you are self-supported with plenty of tubes, air, water, food, etc. We can’t access the trail with SAG vehicles. A SAG stop will be available along the trail. Riders can also leave the trail for about a .5-mile ride to the Boonville Gas Station Rest Stop and return to the trail for an extra SAG stop option. Please ensure your distance is within your ability and you don’t push yourself past your limits. The ride includes a small section of road between the winery and the Rocheport trailhead.

Boonville Historical Bike Tour

All Paved Route
New for 2024, we are excited to announce our Boonville Historical Bike Tour. This tour starts and finishes at the Isle of Capri. In addition to our guided group tour, you can also set out for a self-guided ride at any time utilizing our Ride With GPS route map. This will not only guide you along the route (You need your volume on, and it works best with an earbud in), it will also talk to you about each historical stop along the way, all through the app!

Route Maps

Get the routes using the RideWithGPS app

  1. Install RideWithGPS app (Android, iPhone)
  2. Visit the BikeMO Event Page (easiest with your mobile device)
  3. On the Event Page click "RSVP"
  4. In the app find the event page & all event routes under "More/My Events"
  5. "Download for Offline" any routes you want to ride (This step is very important as you might not have cell service on route)

If you would like a printed version of any of the route maps, want to share them, download cue sheets, export the data for a device or program,  etc.

  1. Visit the EVENT PAGE
  2. Click on the route you would like to view
  3. Click on "Go To Route"
  4. Find the "MORE" drop-down menu
  5. You can choose to: export file, print maps and cue sheets, open in route planner, and copy to routes

Route Description


Ride Start/Finish

Our rides begins and ends at our host hotel partner, Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville, Missouri. The town's history radiates from the beautiful architecture of some of the town’s mid-19th-century buildings. An eclectic mix of styles from Queen Anne and Victorian style homes to the Katy Depot, the only surviving Spanish Mission style depot along the Katy Trail, can be viewed along the route. Once riders leave the Isle of Capri they will head south for one block to jump on the Katy Trail at the Boonville Visitor's Center. The trail ride leads riders into an absolutely flat river valley. Miles of flat terrain will greet the riders as they ride through this lush farmland. The trail riders can turn back towards the finish or continue on the trail for their chosen distance.

Road riders will head west at the Boonville Visitors Center on 1st Street between Morgan and Spring Streets. The visitors' center marks the split between the trail ride and the main routes. Riders doing the main route will head out of Boonville on the paved roads toward Blackwater and Arrow Rock.

The Visitors Center provides restrooms, water, and shade. Trail riders and road riders are asked to use the restrooms at the Katy Trail Head across the street from the visitors center if they are open. A very small gravel parking lot will have to be crossed to get to those restrooms, so road riders may use the visitor center restroom, but please use the trail restroom unless you can’t cross the parking lot.

Hwy 135 SAG Stop

14-Mile Turn-Around
The SAG stop is located between Boonville and Blackwater just south of the I-70 overpass at 135Hwy. This SAG also serves as a 14-mile turn-around point for the Main Route. Trail Riders can also exit the trail and take the roads (follow paint and/or signage) to this SAG Stop. You will be on trafficked roads for 1/2 to 1 mile. Please watch for traffic.


35-Mile Turn-Around/SAG Stop
After leaving Boonville, riders will start their westward journey toward Blackwater, MO. The route will take riders through rolling farmland. The route will turn north and bring riders into the heart of historic Blackwater, MO. Riders can check out the local sights as they refuel and rest before continuing. The SAG Stop is located at the Blackwater Depot. It is the last building on the right as you head out of town towards Arrow Rock. It is located immediately before the railroad tracks at the end of town, just past the Iron Horse Hotel. Those riding the 35-mile route will head back the way they came, and those riding the 62-mile route will head north toward Arrow Rock along scenic country roads.

Arrow Rock

62-Mile Turn-Around/SAG Stop

Riders who choose to ride the 90-mile route will find themselves in Arrow Rock, Missouri. The entire village of Arrow Rock has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.  Riders will find themselves stepping (or riding) back in time when they enter this unique village.  Historic homes, shops, and other buildings serve as the centerpiece of this Missouri jewel. Upon arriving in Arrow Rock, riders may want to spend a few minutes rolling through the streets to check out the village’s many historical features and the Visitor Center. Lewis & Clark visited the area and noted the bluff where the village was later built.

Badger's Hideaway will provide the SAG Stop in Arrow Rock! Riders can stop at the ice cream shop to refuel before they head back out on the route to return to Columbia. Riders will return via the same route they took on the way out.

As a special treat, The Badger's Hideaway is providing a special BikeMO flavor for the event. All riders who ride to Arrow Rock will receive a free scoop of their favorite flavor of ice cream.


Support and Gear
Several SAG stops will be available for riders to pick up snacks and water on the main route, and Trail Riders will have access to two SAG stops. SAG vehicles will also be available to assist riders along the Main Route. For riders who choose to take the Katy Trail option, please note that roving SAG assistance is not always available. Aside from trailheads, there is limited access to the trail, so please make sure you can ride self-supported with spare tubes, air, and a cell phone in case of an emergency. You will likely need to get to the nearest road or trailhead for SAG Drivers to get to you.

National Bicycle Routes

BikeMO routes feature portions of two of the six national bicycle routes that cross Missouri–the Lewis and Clark Bicycle Route and the American Discovery Trail.  Helping to promote and improve these routes is part of MoBikeFed’s mission. Find out more about these national routes here.