Update! Map links are now available below.
For 38 years the Capitol Classic has showcased the best terrain and history northeastern Kansas has to offer, with great food, mechanical support, and of course great riders. The Capitol Classic is held each year on the first Sunday in May and is a great way to begin your riding season. It’s also a great training ride for bigger rides later in the season – like the Cottonwood 200!
Date: May 01, 2022
Registration: 7:00 am
Ride Start: 8:00 am
Location: Boys & Girls Club of Topeka Parking Lot – just south of Pauline Central Primary School (6625 SW Westview Rd, Topeka, KS 66619) and just north and west of the Forbes Public Golf Course
Mileage: 42 miles with an extended, optional 20-mile loop (see below)
The main ride route is 42 miles and will take you from south Topeka, near the Topeka Regional Airport, south through the Kansas towns of Carbondale, Scranton, Burlingame, and Auburn before returning to the starting point. A fully staffed SAG will be located midway of the ride (~mile 21) in the Burlingame Sumner City Park.
At the end of the ride a picnic lunch (hog dogs, chips, snacks, condiments, etc., and drinks) will be offered to all participants. Please bring your own camp chairs for this activity. Additionally, Carbondale, Scranton and Burlingame each have a Casey’s store right on the main bike route. In Auburn there is a MAX’s store on the main bike route.
For those who are wanting additional mileage, we offer a marked optional 20 mile offshoot route in Auburn, Kansas that goes through the town of Dover before rejoining the main route back to south Topeka. NOTE: this optional route will not have any services open to the public on the day of the ride (Sunday), so please be prepared in advance.
While in south Topeka, after the ride, you can visit the Combat Air Museum located at 7016 SE Forbes Ave., Forbes Field, Topeka, Kansas 66619-1444, Phone: (785) 862-3303 (Open from Noon to 4:30pm on Sundays). Price: $7.00 per adult, $5.00 for Active Military and children under 17.
Forbes Public Golf Course is also located just across from the Boys & Girls Club of Topeka.
Helmets are required on all KVBC-sponsored rides.
$30 – KVBC Member
$35 – Non-KVBC Member
Choose one of the three registration options: online, print, or on site.
Click on the BikeReg logo below to register online (or click here).
Online registration will open February 14 and will close April 30 at 5:00 PM (central time).
Click here to download a print registration form: Capitol Classic Print Registration
Complete the form and mail with your ride fee to:
Kaw Valley Bicycle Club
P.O. Box 4474
Topeka, KS 66604.
All print registration forms must be received by April 29, 2022.
You may also register the morning of the ride. Note: we are only able to accept cash or check payments.
To learn about the history of the towns we’ll be riding through, visit the links below.
Maps for the two routes (with gpx files) are available below.
Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.