2016 Octoginta

Come to Lawrence, Kansas, October 1-2 to join the Lawrence Bicycle Club and hundreds of other cyclists for the traditional wind-up event of the year. In its 47th year,the Octoginta is truly a fall classic. So come join the festivities this fall. It has never been better!

Known as one of the best rides in the Midwest, the 2016 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.

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 45-miles. View the fall colors as you bicycle scenic country roads. Links to route maps will be posted on the ride website one week before the ride.

Sunflower Bike Shop's SAG has become famous for its break- fast fare of bacon, sausage, eggs, French toast and extras sure to fuel up the hungriest cyclist.

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 South Park.

For the 35th year Cycle Works will be providing mechanical support at the ride start and on the route.

Route Map

Ride with GPS - Long Route


The fee is $30 for early registration and $35 for registrations mailed after September 18 or received the day of the ride. The fee includes rest stops and SAG service. Riders may register online or in person the morning of the ride. Registration fees are non-refundable after September 18.

Express Registration

You can register Saturday or Sunday by simply having us electronically scan your driver's licence. No forms to fill out! Then you simply sign the release, pay your fee and you are ready to ride!


Registration, the ride start, and the ride end are at South Park.

Long Sleeve T-shirt

This 2016 edition T-shirt will have the Octoginta logo printed on the chest and will be blank on the back. The shirt will feature Gildan's performance material and be offered in men’s and women's sizing. Make this shirt a valuable addition to your wardrobe. Cost: $20 each.


Saturday, October 1

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 p.m. — Time Trail

The time trial has been canceled.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. — Pre-registration

Come down to South Park at 11th and Massachusetts Street, between 8 a.m.-4 p.m., to register and pickup 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 South Park at 11th and Massachusetts Street, with a SAG at the halfway point. Fee: $5.

Online registration for the Tour de County can be found here.

2:00 p.m. — SWAP Meet

Looking for something? Want to get rid of something, but don't want to throw it away? Come enjoy the festivities at South Park at 11th and Massachusetts Street.

Sunday, October 2

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. — Registration

Pre-ride registration and check-in.

8:30 a.m. — Ride Start

The ride start begins at 8:30 a.m. at South Park on Massachusetts Street near downtown. Please be registered and checked in before this time.

Bad Weather

All events are subject to postponement or cancellation. There are no refunds because of bad weather. All announcements will be made on Sunday at the South Park or check the website at www.lbc-cycling.com.


If you have questions about Octoginta that are not answered here email the Octoginta coordinator at ask@lbc-cycling.com.