Bad Astra Gravel Race Registration Is Open

The Bad Astra

Riding gravel, in our opinion, is the best form of therapy. Now add a race to the mix and it becomes an addiction. Second annual running of The Bad Astra is September 24, 2022! You will not want to miss this. If you are of the persuasion that Kansas is boring or flat, come ride with us.

Choose from 100, 50 or 25 distances with start/finish in Ottawa, Kansas.  Register here.

From the promoter:

125 S Walnut Street
Ottawa, KS US 66067

If you are familiar with Kansas, you may know the state moto is “Ad Astra Per Aspera.” Depending on how you google it, the Latin means “to the stars through difficulties.” We wanted a race that was awesome and represented Kansas. We felt “The Bad Astra” was a great name for a gravel bike race. “Bad Astra” in Latin means “really cool bike race…” probably.

We will be offering distances of 100 miles (The Bad Astra), 50 miles (The Half Astra), and 25 miles (BA Party Pace).

(All distances are rough estimates. All race distances will be a minimum of the number miles)


A good, clean, Kansas gravel race. 




Rage Against The Chainring Gravel Series Registration Deadline is Approaching

The Rage Against the Chainring race series registration deadline is fast approaching. Four dates are available – two in March and two in April – to complete a four event gravel series in the Wichita, Kansas area.  RATC has been building momentum since 2014 and is unique in two respects:   it’s one of few USACycling sanctioned gravel events in Kansas and; it features non-competitive touring options, as well.    More information about this race can be found on their FaceBook page or you can register at BikeReg


Registration ends closes on March 2, 2022


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