Capitol Classic

capclassic17Update! Please click below for maps of the four routes on the Capitol Classic.

Capitol Classic Short Route (24 Miles)

Capitol Classic Medium Route (48 Miles)

Capitol Classic Long Route (71 Miles)

Capitol Classic Gravel Route (36 Miles)

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.

The ride will take place Sunday, May 7 at 8:00 am. Registration will begin at 6:45 am at the Kansas Judicial Center parking lot (directly south of the State Capitol at 10th & Harrison in downtown Topeka).

This year we will have four route options (miles of 24, 48, 71, or a 36-mile gravel ride). All routes include SAG stops and roving SAG support. Three of our routes will travel from our present day Capitol to our first Territorial Capitol in Lecompton. Riders will be able to tour the territorial museum and then pedal over and check out Constitutional Hall.

The gravel road option will be 36 miles. Riders will follow the old river road between Topeka and Lecompton. This route is suitable for mountain or cross bikes, and would be a great warm up for other gravel rides later in the season.

Maps for all routes will be available in April on the KVBC website and the KVBC Facebook Page.

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Start/Finish: Kansas Judicial Center Parking Lot (click here for a map)
Registration: 6:45-8:00 a.m.
Mass Start: 8:00 a.m.


$30 On-line or Mail-in Registration (available through April 30)

$35 On-site Registration (May 7)


You have three options for registration. You may register online, download and mail your registration form with a check, or register on the day of the ride.

On-line Registration

Click below to register through


On-line registration opens February 1 at 12:01 am and closes April 30.

Mail-in Registration

Click here to download and mail in your registration.

All checks should be made out to Kaw Valley Bicycle Club. Registration and payment should be mailed to Kaw Valley Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 4474, Topeka, KS 66604. Registrations must be postmarked by April 30.