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Not a Pro Racer? Still Lots To Do at This Year’s Tour of Lawrence

ToL13_Poster03_PRINTThe weekend of June 28th you can enjoy bicycle racing at its best in beautiful and historic Lawrence. The Tour of Lawrence is a set of three separate USA Cycling Pro-AM competitive bicycle racing events.

The TOL actually consists of three competitive bicycle racing events and the weekend’s cash prize list totals over $20,000!

— on Friday night downtown are the Street Sprints sponsored this year by Laird Noller Automotive

— on Saturday, the challenging the KU Campus Circuit Race sponsored by Meadowbrook Apartments goes up and down the hills of Mt. Oread with over 400ft of climbing per lap and is this year’s KCA’s Kansas State Category Road Race Championships

— on Sunday, the Downtown Criterium sponsored by Free State Brewery is using the former two-time Collegiate National Championships course and this year’s KCA’s Kansas State Category Criterium Championships

If you’re not a competitive bike rider there’s lots of other opportunities.. You can volunteer to help at the TOL’s site

Lawrence Central Rotary and one of our initiative’s Ride Lawrence is sponsoring the free Kid’s Zone on Friday night and Sunday. The fine folks from Lawrence’s Jump for Joy will have inflatables set up for the kids and it’s free! There’s also a host of other kids events that weekend. Click on the image below for more info, times & places!

On Sunday there’s a FREE Kids Bike Race at 11am and at 12:30 is the Mass Street Mile run down Mass Street.

It’s going to be a great weekend in Lawrence so come check it out!



Revolution Racing’s 17th Annual Spring Fling Crit Ceries Saturdays Feb 25-March 24

The groundhog may have seen his shadow and delayed spring but that is not stopping Revolution Racing's month long Spring Fling Criterium Series.  
It's scheduled for Saturdays starting February 25 and running through March 24th located in Campground #1 within Clinton State Park which is immediately Southwest
of Lawrence Kansas.
This is the 17th annual crit series and the kick-off to the local biking season.  Even if you are not planning to ride it's a fun experience to go out and cheer the riders along.
They've got a flier out and you can download it HERE.

Octoginta comes to Lawrence October 8-9

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, [email protected].

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, [email protected]

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, [email protected]

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.

Team GP VeloTek Starting Youth and Beginner Adult Rides.

Now that things are hopefully cooling off a bit, Jim Whittaker of Team GP VeloTek is starting guided road bike coaching and training for beginner adults and youths age 8 and up.

Learn from the pros the in’s and out’s of road safety, bike handling, and group riding techniques.

Rides are in Lawrence, KS with occasional rides in Lenexa. For more info check out the Team GP VeloTek Website ,email Jim at [email protected] , or call 913-269-VELO.

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