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IEP Trip to Rocheport, Missouri – Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Sign up by noon on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 in Room 208

Rocheport is a small town on the Missouri River and is about a 15-minute drive from Columbia. It connects to the Katy Trail.

What: Explore or bike in Rocheport, Missouri  * see more details at the end of this announcement

IEP student poses on hiking trail. Photo by Farrah Littlepage.

When: Saturday, September 10

  • 8:45 – Arrive at McReynolds Hall (and load your bike in the van if you want to)
  • 9:00 – Depart from McReynolds Hall
  • 9:30 – Arrive in Rocheport
  • 1:45 – Return to the bus
  • 2:00 – Depart from Rocheport
  • 2:30 – Arrive at McReynolds Hall

***You may choose to drive you own vehicle to Rocheport if you want.

Cost: Bring money for bikes, food, drinks, and souvenirs

Signup: by 12:00PM on Thursday, September 8, in McReynolds 208, and indicate if you are

  • renting a bike (only 15-17 bikes are available)
  • not riding a bike
  • bringing a guest (family members OR 1 guest allowed)


* Things to do in Rocheport:

  • Walk on the Katy Trail
    • Explore a dark tunnel, small caves, and the Missouri River bank
  • Bike on the Katy Trail
    • You can rent a bike for $7.50/hr at the Trailside Café
      • Special bikes, such as tandem (2-person) bikes are $15/hr
    • You can bring a bike, and we can transport it to Rocheport for you
      • Arrive 15 minutes early if you are bringing a bike!
  • Visit a historical museum
    • Learn about local historical events, such as the Civil War, and see artifacts from the past
  • Eat lunch
    • Upscale dining at well-known restaurants
    • Casual dining is also available
  • Explore local bookstores, as well as antique and gift shops
  • Sit on a bench overlooking the Missouri River