Time Zone is US Central Time (midnight in Oz is 0900hrs) The River flows through 10 states. This is a list of them (north to south) and their capital cities. (blue indicates the city is riverside) Minnesota, Saint Paul. Wisconsin, Madison. Iowa, Des Moines. Illinois, Springfield. Missouri, Jefferson City. Kentucky, Frankfort. Tennessee, Nashville. Arkansas, Little Rock. Mississippi, Jackson. Louisianna, Baton Rouge. The Mississippi River Trail (MRT) is 5000k long. With a bit of browsing I envisage riding about 6000k.