2015 Octoginta

Come to Lawrence, Kansas, October 3-4 to join the Lawrence Bicycle Club and hundreds of other cyclists for the traditional wind-up event of the year.

In its 46th year, the Octoginta is truly a fall classic. So come join the festivities this fall. It has never been better!

The Sunflower Bike Shop will again be providing a full breakfast with all of the trimmings as a part of their sponsorship of Octoginta. You won't want to skip this SAG unless you were hoping to lose weight on the ride.

The Octoginta lunch SAG, at the end of the ride, features a hearty minestrone soup that satisfies vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.


The fee is $30 for early registration and $35 for registrations mailed after September 22 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 22.


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

Long Sleeve T-shirt

This 2015 edition T-shirt will have the Octoginta logo printed on the chest and will be blank on the back. Make this shirt a valuable addition to your wardrobe. Cost: $20 each.


Saturday, October 3

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 4

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. — Registration
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.

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.

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.

Cycle Works will be performing emergency repairs.

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.