Octoginta 2019

Mark your calendars for Octoginta 50, October 12-13, 2019, in Lawrence, Kansas! This year’s ride will feature a metric century option in addition to the traditional 80-mile route and a shorter 40-mile option. Also new this year is a gravel ride option for all you gravel grinders out there. Following tradition, we will also offer a relaxing Tour de County ride on Saturday. 

Photos from the 2019 ride now available – check ’em out!

Preliminary routes now available:

Come ride Octoginta in 2019!


Register now and reserve your 2019 Octoginta long-sleeved t-shirt!  $35 early registration price and t-shirt pre-orders ($15) available through September 16.  Regular registration $45 after September 16.  T-shirts may be available day of ride for $25 on a first-come, first-served basis.  This year’s shirt is an ultra-cotton fabric in black, comes in men’s and women’s sizes, and has the LBC logo on the back.

Your ride registration includes

  • Marked routes
  • Roving support vehicle for assistance when required
  • SAG stops every 10-20 miles with water, fruit, and snacks
  • Breakfast at SAG 1 staffed by Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop
  • Mechanical support provided by Cycle Works bike shop
  • Lunch at the end of the ride

Special Edition Octoginta 50 Jersey and Shorts

To commemorate the 50th annual ride, we’ve teamed up with Primal to offer event jersey and shorts.  You can choose from a long sleeve or short sleeve jersey along with bib shorts (for men) or shorts (for women).  Check out all the designs and place your order at the Octoginta 50 team page. Don’t miss this chance to pick up one of these 50th annual, one and only Octoginta jerseys and/or shorts!

Note: Women’s shorts now available.

Your Octo50 kit order is a separate transaction from registering for the ride.   Please note that orders placed after Aug. 16 will not be sent to you until after the ride.

Schedule of events

Saturday, October 12

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Rider check-in and on-site registration at the South Park gazebo, 1198 Massachusetts St.  Beat the Sunday morning rush!

9:30 a.m. Tour de County

This 30-mile round-trip ride through pastoral Douglas County departs from South Park at 11th and Massachusetts Street, with a SAG at the halfway point. Ride day registration begins at 8:30 a.m., or register online.  Fee:  $5.

Sunday, October 13th

7 a.m. – Ride-day rider check-in and registration at South Park at 11th and Massachusetts Street.

No mass start this year – we’ve decided to give riders more flexibility as to a starting time.  Once registered (or checked in if pre-registered), riders can leave anytime between 7:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.   Those doing the 80-mile ride are encouraged to start by 8:30 a.m.

Lunch will be served following the ride at South Park. Be sure to join us for a burger or brat and a glass of beer from a few of the local breweries.   In keeping with tradition, we’ll even offer you a cup of soup.

Questions?  Email Pat Donnelly, 2019 Octoginta ride director, at octo-director@lists.lawrencebicycleclub.org.

All events are subject to postponement or cancellation. There are no refunds because of bad weather. All announcements will be made on Sunday at South Park, on our Facebook page, and at lawrencebicycleclub.org.