For over 30 years the Capitol Classic has provided riders a great way to explore Topeka and northeast Kansas. This year’s event includes multiple opportunities to learn Kansas history
and experience the beauty of the Kaw River Valley and a first ever gravel road option.
Registration is $25.00 for KVBC members, $30.00 for non-members. After April 25th, the fees will increase to $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members. This includes sag stops and roving sag support. The ride starts at 8 am, Sunday, May 3rd. Check in will begin at 6:45 am at the Kansas Judicial center parking lot directly south of the State Capitol at 10th and Harrison.
The fat tire gravel road option will be 35 miles with an option to add 5 miles for riders who want a few more miles. You will follow the old river road between Topeka and Lecompton. This route is suitable for mountain or cross bikes. This would be a great warm up for other gravel rides later in the season.
The 2015 Capital Classic begins in downtown Topeka. We will have four route options (20, 42, 72 and a 35 mile gravel ride.) Three of our routes will travel from our present day Capitol to our First Territorial Capitol in Lecompton Kansas. You will be able to tour the territorial museum and then peddle over and check out Constitutional Hall.
Unfortunately, the Capitol in Topeka is not open on Sundays for tours. We invite you to admire the recent exterior renovations as you register and finish your ride. The Kansas Capitol is taller than the US Capitol building in Washington, DC.
Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Start/Finish: Ride Start is at the Kansas Judicial Center parking lot, directly south of the State Capitol at SW 10th and Harrison, Topeka.
Registration: 6:45 - 8:00 a.m.
Mass Start: 8:00 a.m.