• blue bike
  • bikes & people
  • lantern
  • fire torches
  • people & bikes on MKT trail
  • fire
  • Kaleidospoke Spinners
  • Kaleidospoke spinner
  • bikes
  • Double seated bike
  • Aerial of KaleidoSpoke at Twin Lakes Recreation Area




UPDATE: Kaleidospoke has been changed to a two-night event, choose which night works best for you! COVID-19 guidelines will be in place as well as the City’s mask ordinance. Each evening will be limited to 100 participants. All participants will be required to wear a mask when not riding or eating/drinking.

Friday, September 11, 2020 (CANCELED DUE TO RAIN)
Saturday, September 12, 2020 (SOLD OUT)
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Flat Branch Park / Twin Lakes Recreation Area

Cost: $17/Person
Registration: Call 573-874-7460 or register online
Registration Deadline: Noon, Friday, September 11, 2020

Kaleidospoke 2019 photos by Scott Peterson
Kaleidospoke 2019 photos by Jonathan Asher

Kaleidospoke 2018 photos by Scott Peterson
Kaleidospoke 2018 photos by Jonathan Asher

To stay up-to-date, visit our Facebook event page!

We can’t wait to wrap up summer with a little fun! Get ready to GLOW with your bike on the MKT Trail. This non-competitive, family-friendly, supported, night time ride takes participants from Flat Branch Park to Twin Lakes Recreation Area and back for an approximately 8 mile round trip ride (just under 4 miles each way). The trail will be illuminated like you’ve never seen it before and you won’t want to miss it! HELMETS AND FRONT AND REAR BIKE LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Kaleidospoke is a relaxed ride and you are free to go at your own pace. We will have support on the trail during the ride. Once at Twin Lakes, riders will enjoy s’mores by the bonfire (included in your registration), and cool treat from Kona Ice COMO if you want (not included in registration). Then it’s time to show off your GLOW and enjoy the illumination along the trail during the ride back to Flat Branch Park. You can leave for your return trip whenever you are ready, but please be back to Flat Branch Park by 10:30pm. Decorate your bike and yourself in GLOW, have fun with this and keep safety in mind!
Kaleidospoke is $17 per person, ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED prior to Friday, September 11 at noon. Your registration fee includes the supported ride, super cool LED accessory, glow sticks, a wristband to access the party at Twin Lakes Recreation Area, and s’mores.
Walt’s Bike Shop will join us before the ride at Flat Branch Park for any last-minute minor bike maintenance as well as offering support during the ride.

Kaleidospoke Schedule for BOTH Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12 (subject to change)
6:00-7:00 pm: Materials pick up at Flat Branch Park (101 S 4th Street)
6:00-7:00 pm: Bike Maintenance by Walt’s Bike Shop at Flat Branch Park
6:30 pm: Supported Ride begins on MKT Trail
7:22 pm Sunset
7:00-9:30 pm: Twin Lakes GLOW party (s’mores by the bonfire)
9:30 pm: Twin Lakes Party Ends
10:30 pm: Trail Support Ends


To register over the phone, please call the Parks and Recreation main office at 573-874-7460 Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm or the ARC at 573-874-7700. Register online. There is a 100 participant cap on this event each night. In the event of severe weather, the event will be canceled and refunds will be given. This decision will be made and shared via email, Facebook, and the Parks and Recreation hotline (573-874-7663) by 4:00pm on the day of the event.


How to prepare for Kaleidospoke

  • Make sure your bike is in good working order, tires aired, check brakes, etc. Visit Walt’s Bicycle and Wilderness for a tune-up if needed.
  • Decorate your bike and dress up in GLOW!
  • Become familiar with the MKT trail between Flat Branch Park and Twin Lakes Recreation Area. This is a great family bike route during the day too!
  • Check your front and rear bike lights to ensure they are in good working order – this will be VERY important on your return ride back to Flat Branch Park – the trail will be DARK.
  • Bring plenty of water, we won’t have community coolers for refills (everyone will get a small bottle of water with their s’mores).
  • Please leave the dog(s) at home.
  • Don’t forget your helmet!
  • Don’t forget your MASK, we will remain in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines!
  • Did we mention GLOW? Yes – more GLOW is always good!

Thank you to Walt’s Bike Shop, 101.5 KPLA, 102.3 BXR, and Natural Grocers (Columbia, MO) for their support!




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