Come to Lawrence, Kansas October 8-9 and join the Lawrence Bicycle Club and hundreds of other cyclists for the traditional wind-up event of the year. Sign up early; entrance is limited to the first 1,000 riders. In its 42nd year, the Octoginta is truly a fall classic. So come join the festivities this fall. It’s never been better!

Known as one of the best rides in the Midwest, the 2011 Octoginta promises to be another great end-of-season ride. The Lawrence Bicycle Club prides itself in going the extra mile to give you the best SAGs and support along with the gorgeous fall foliage that combine for a ride you’ll never forget.

The Sunflower Bike Shop and all of the Sunflower employees will again be providing a full breakfast with all of the trimmings at their expense as a part of their sponsorship of Octoginta. You won’t want to skip this SAG unless you were hoping to lose weight on the ride.

Early Registration Deadline is September 25, 2011
For more information
Contact: Justin Graham,

Ride Schedule

Saturday, October 8

7-8:15 a.m. – Time Trial

Registration is between 7-8:15 a.m. Start of the Octoginta Weekend by testing yourself in “the race of truth” – an individual time trial! Classes available for all ages and skills.

Riders start at one minute intervals and race over the flat out and back 10 km. (6.2 mi.) course. This event will also serve as a fund raiser for the Free State Racing Team.

Location: Parking and registration at the KDOT materials lot located at the intersection of E 1750 and N 1400 Roads 2 miles east of Lawrence.

Entry Fee: $20 except age 10-18 FREE! Pre-registration information is available at Event held under USA Cycling (USAC) permit. All USAC rules apply. All participants must have USAC annual license or purchase one-day license for $10.

Contact: Curtis Martell,

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Pre-registration

Come down to the Broken Arrow Park on Louisiana and 31st St., between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. to register and pick up your packets. Beat the Sunday morning rush and register on Saturday!

9:30 a.m. – Tour de County

Enjoy this 30-mile round-trip ride through pastoral Douglas County. Return for brunch at downtown Lawrence. The ride departs from the Broken Arrow Park, with a SAG at the halfway point. Helmets are required. Fee: $5

2 p.m. SWAP Meet

Looking for something? Want to get rid of something but can’t quite bring yourself to throw it away? Come to the SWAP meet at Broken Arrow Park and go home happy.

Contact: Michelle Jensen, Women’s Free State Racing Team,

7 p.m.- KC Sprints Roller Racing

Stop by the Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St. in beautiful downtown Lawrence for some indoor roller racing courtesy of KC Sprints.

Registration is at 7 p.m. and racing begins at 8. Register for the tournament ($5), grudge matches ($2), or both. Proceeds go to Women’s Free State Racing Team. Ages 21 and over.

Contact: Michelle Jensen,

Sunday, October 9

7 a.m. Ride-day Registration & Check-in

Late registration & check-in begins at 7 a.m. at the Broken Arrow Park on Louisiana and 31st street. Note: this is a new location for the start of this ride.

8:30 a.m. – Ride Start

The mass start begins at 8:30 a.m. at Broken Arrow Park on Louisiana and 31st street. Please be registered and checked in before this time.

Another beautiful route has been chosen for this year’s 80-mile tour through northeast Kansas. In addition to the 80-mile ride, there will be a shorter route around 40-miles. View the fall colors as you bicycle scenic country roads.

The route will be patrolled by County Deputy Sheriffs.

Sunflower Bike Shop’s SAG has become famous for its breakfast fare of bacon, sausage, eggs, french toast and extras sure to fuel up the hungriest cyclist.

The 80-mile riders will enjoy a brats and sauerkraut SAG before heading back to Lawrence.

The Lawrence Bicycle Club will be serving the traditional minestrone soup and sandwich lunch acclaimed as the best of any ride in the Midwest. Lunch will be served at Broken Arrow Park at the end of the ride.

CycleWorks will be performing emergency repairs.

Long Sleeve T-shirt

This 2011 edition T-shirt will be made of nylon wicking material and have the Octoginta logo printed on the chest and will be blank on the back to make this shirt a valuable addition to your wardrobe. Cost: $20 each.