|October 13, 2012||to||October 14, 2012|
Come to Lawrence, Kansas October 13-14 and join the Lawrence Bicycle Club and hundreds of other cyclists for the traditional wind-up event of the year. Sign up early; entrance is limited to the first 1,000 riders. In its 43rd year, the Octoginta is truly a fall classic. So come join the festivities this fall. It’s never been better!
Known as one of the best rides in the Midwest, the 2012 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.
The Sunflower Bike Shop and all of the Sunflower employees will again be providing a full breakfast with all of the trimmings at their expense 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.
Early Registration Deadline is September 30, 2012
For more information
Contact: Justin Graham
Saturday, October 13
7-8:15 a.m. – Time Trial
Registration is between 7-8:15 a.m. Start of the Octoginta Weekend by testing yourself in “the race of truth” – an individual time trial! Classes available for all ages and skills.
Riders start at one minute intervals and race over the flat out and back 10 km. (6.2 mi.) course. This event will also serve as a fund raiser for the Free State Racing Team.
Location: Parking and registration at the KDOT materials lot located at the intersection of E 1750 and N 1400 Roads 2 miles east of Lawrence.
Entry Fee: $20 except age 10-18 FREE! Pre-registration information is available athttp://freestateracing.com. Event held under USA Cycling (USAC) permit. All USAC rules apply. All participants must have USAC annual license or purchase one-day license for $10.
Contact: Curtis Martell, http://freestateracing.com.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Pre-registration
Come down to South Park on Massachusetts Street, between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to register and pick up 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 the South Park, with a SAG at the halfway point. Helmets are required. Fee: $5
2 p.m. SWAP Meet
Looking for something? Want to get rid of something but can’t quite bring yourself to throw it away? Come to the SWAP meet at South Park and go home happy.
Sunday, October 14
7 a.m. Ride-day Registration & Check-in
Late registration & check-in begins at 7 a.m. at South Park on Massachusetts street.
8:30 a.m. – Ride Start
The mass start begins at 8:30 a.m. at South Park on Massachusetts street. 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 50-miles. View the fall colors as you bicycle scenic country roads.
The route will be patrolled by County Deputy Sheriffs.
Sunflower Bike Shop’s SAG has become famous for its breakfast 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 Broken Arrow Park at the end of the ride.
Cycle Works will be performing emergency repairs.
Long Sleeve T-shirt
Cost: $20 each.