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.
The ride will take place Sunday, May 7 at 8:00 AM. Registration will begin at 6:45 AM at the Kansas Judicial Center parking lot (directly south of the State Capitol at 10th & Harrison in downtown Topeka).
This year the event will offer four route options (miles of 20, 46, 72 or a 30-mile gravel ride). All routes include SAG stops and roving SAG support. Three of the routes will travel from the state's present day Capitol to its first Territorial Capitol in Lecompton. Riders will be able to tour the territorial museum and then pedal over and check out Constitutional Hall.
The gravel road option will be 30 miles. Riders will follow the old river road between Topeka and Lecompton. This route is suitable for mountain or cross bikes, and would be a great warm up for other gravel rides later in the season.