Music and cycling unite this Labor Day weekend on the Katy Trail in the return of the Pedaler's Jamboree.
Bicyclists depart Saturday morning on a 40-mile ride from Flat Branch Park in Columbia to Ellis-Porter Riverside Park in Jefferson City. Bands will be performing at communities along the trail throughout the day Saturday leading up to the amphitheater, which is the final destination for the night.
Free overnight camping is available at Riverside Park for registered riders who can drop bags off at Flat Branch before hitting the trail.
Adult passes are $70, and youth (ages 7-16) passes are $50. Passes include gear transport, rider packet, entry to all weekend events and camping at Riverside Park. They can be purchased through pedalersjamboree.com.
Non-rider tickets to the entertainment acts are also available. A Trailside Pass for $25 provides entry to the entertainment at McBaine, Cooper's Landing, Hartsburg and North Jefferson City. An additional $25 ticket is required for the Saturday evening festivities at Riverside Park.
The entertainment lineup Saturday includes:
McBaine (9.4 miles into the ride): Hounds at 9 a.m.,
Cooper's Landing (15.7 miles): Molly Healey Strong Project at 10:30 a.m.,
Hartsburg (25.7 miles): Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy at 1:30 p.m. and OK Samaritan at 3:30 p.m.,
North Jefferson City (36.2 miles): Mobile Funk Unit at 4:30 p.m.,
Prison Brews (39.2 miles): Don't Mind Dying at 5:30 p.m., and
Riverside Park amphitheater (40.2 miles): Dawson Hollow at 8 p.m., Spirit of 76 firework show at 9:15 p.m., Cowboy Mouth at 9:30 p.m., and OldMan Rager-Silent Disco at 11 p.m.
Food vendors will also be on site Saturday at the amphitheater.
The jamboree continues Sunday morning with breakfast at the park before the ride heads north back to Columbia.
The Lonesome Narrows performs at 8 a.m. Sunday at North Jefferson City, The Cold Stares takes the Hartsburg stage at 10:30 a.m., One Way Traffic plays at noon at Cooper's Landing, and The Flood Brothers perform at 1:30 p.m. in McBaine. Post-ride, an after party with more music kicks off at 5 p.m. at Rose Music Hall in downtown Columbia.