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.