Registration for the 2018 Capitol Classic is now OPEN! See the information below for registration options and route maps.
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Start/Finish: Kansas Judicial Center parking lot (SW 10th and Harrison in Topeka). Click here for a map.
Registration: 6:45-8:00 AM
Mass Start: 8:00 AM
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.
This year we will have four route options (road bike miles range from 24, 48, and 71, with an additional 36-mile gravel route). All four routes include SAG stops and roving SAG support. Three of our routes will travel from our present-day capitol building to our first territorial capital in Lecompton, Kansas. 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 and follow the old river road between Topeka and Lecompton. This route is suitable for gravel, mountain, or cross bikes, and would be a great warm up for other gravel rides later in the season.
Maps for all routes are posted at the bottom of the page.
Helmets are required on all KVBC-sponsored rides.
Early Registration (through April 29)
$25 KVBC Member
$30 Non-KVBC Member
Regular Registration (after April 29)
$30 KVBC Member
$35 Non-KVBC Member
Click on the BikeReg logo below to register online (or click here).
Online registration will be open until April 29 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.
You may also register the morning of the ride at the Judicial Center parking lot. Ride fees will increase to $30 for KVBC members and $35 for non-KVBC members if you have not pre-registered.
If you have questions about the ride, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are four route options. You may choose from a short (24 miles), medium (48 miles), or long (71 miles) road ride, or ride 36 miles on our gravel route. The pdf files for all four routes are posted below. There are also links to Strava and Map My Ride, which will give you gpx files to import into your devices. Note: the cue sheets are available with the pdf files only.
Map My Ride Links
Loading links into Map My Ride:
Click on the link to view the map. Select Bookmark and the route will show up on your phone app in the route list. To view the route, launch the Map My Ride app and select Load Route, then select “Bookmarked”.
Note that the route filter may be active, so if you don’t see the bookmarked route, select the Filter icon (the funnel in the upper right) and set distance to 100 miles or more. Once the filter is reset, your bookmarked route should appear in the list.