Author Archives: Kristi Mohn

It’s not too late to Lunar!

It’s not too late to Lunar!

We just added 17 more tokens to the treasure hunt, we’ve got chances to win Lauf forks, and “golden tickets” to skip the Dirty Kanza lottery – it’s all part of the fun. Add to that the Lunar Kanza Block Party featuring live music by The Dwayne Bros and food and drink from our friends at Mulready’s… you get the point, it’s gonna be a blast. Don’t miss out-… Continue Reading

Kucza Family preps to Race Across the Sky

Kucza Family preps to Race Across the Sky

“Finishing Leadville is just as important to her as it is to me; that’s freaking priceless.” -Jacob Kucza Training for ultra-anything often takes a team. There’s the athlete, and then there is the support network that props him/her up and helps ensure the miles happen, whether they are on foot or on two wheels. When Dirty Kanza became a part of the Life Time family of events, one local… Continue Reading

Dirty Kanza Women’s Camp

Dirty Kanza Women’s Camp

Are you interested in taking your training to the next level? This camp is designed to help women find ways to make their time on the bike more effective and efficient. Put on by women for women, this four day long camp will help you take your cycling to the next level and give you tips and tricks to make sure you can put yourself first without feeling like… Continue Reading

LUNAR KANZA

LUNAR KANZA

On the calendar next, LUNAR KANZA! Many of you have done this fun ride in the past, and that is EXACTLY what Lunar is – a great way to have fun on the bike. We take off from the 700 block of Merchant (right behind Gravel City Adventure and Supply) to enjoy an evening/night time ride. You can choose 25 or 50 mile options – both of which will… Continue Reading

2020 – We can’t WAIT!

2020 – We can’t WAIT!

Hay is in the barn for 2019. We’ve sweated, cried, cheered, laughed, cleaned and swept – and planning for 2020 is already under way. THANK YOU for making the 2019 Garmin Dirty Kanza one of the best ever! So, mark you calendars! The 15th Annual Dirty Kanza will take place on Saturday, May 30th, 2020. The random selection process will be open from 8am CST, Jan 6 through 11:59pm… Continue Reading

Did you #ChaseTheChaise?

Did you #ChaseTheChaise?

Salsa Cycles does it again! Back for year #2 with the infamous Chaise Lounge, the amazing crew from Salsa staked out their space in the Flint Hills and waited for riders in the 100, 200, and 350 mile distance to grab their photo on the chaise. Epic poses, happy faces, and lots of sweat and dirt graced that seat well into the nighttime hours. Make sure to visit their… Continue Reading

Emergency Procedure Information

It’s Kansas, and although Mother Nature has been playing really nice so far, weather can play a factor in this event. With this in mind, please register with using the link below to receive the emergency information from the DK team. Riders, Support Crews, Spectators, Volunteers, and Fans are all welcome to use this service. Emergency link here. Continue Reading

This. Is. It. 2019 Garmin Dirty Kanza Courses Released.

This. Is. It. 2019 Garmin Dirty Kanza Courses Released.

The 2019 Garmin Dirty Kanza courses are live and on our website. Visit https://dirtykanza.com/course-information/ for details on the 200, 100, 50, 25, and High School Routes. You will find all GPS files and downloads as well as important links needed for race day. If you are registered for any of the above distances, you will receive an email as well.   We think this course is one of the… Continue Reading

SUPPORT CREW INFO

SUPPORT CREW INFO

Know before you go!  Please – this is important – if you are heading our way to support a rider at one of the official check point towns, you have a little bit of homework! It is you and your rider’s responsibility to know the rules of DK and to follow those rules. Having your rider disqualified because of something you have done is no bueno! The full document… Continue Reading

To the NORTH!!!!!

To the NORTH!!!!!

This is important! Dirty Kanza is breaking with a bit of tradition. June 1, riders for all distances will still line up in front of the historic Granada Theatre, but this year, they will be facing their bikes towards Emporia State University. Yep…that’s right – we are rolling out of town in a whole new direction. So whether you are riding or cheering – take note and be ready… Continue Reading

Friday Forums at the Dirty Kanza

Friday Forums at the Dirty Kanza

The 2019 Garmin Dirty Kanza Schedule of Events is filling up. Pedaling Minds is joining, the All Things Gravel Expo is gonna be epic, and the GU/Salsa Spin Out Ride Friday morning will be a great way to loosen up a bit before Saturday. We’ve also lined out two GREAT forums on Friday – so make sure to take note! Friday, May 31 10:30-12:30 – Women Ride the World… Continue Reading

Welcome Pedaling Minds!

Welcome Pedaling Minds!

Another amazing addition to the 2019 Dirty Kanza – Pedaling Minds joins us with some great activities for kids! It’s really a big win-win for everyone. Parents can pre-ride the course, visit the All Things Gravel Expo, check out the local shopping or take a nap all while your kiddo gets to participate in cycling .safety and skills clinic. Learn more here – and make sure to get registered… Continue Reading

May 1 – the list is final!

May 1 – the list is final!

The Garmin Dirty Kanza is FAST approaching! We are so stoked to share a great weekend of all things bikes and gravel. If something has sidetracked your intent to join us in Emporia – remember that transfers will not be allowed after May 1. In other words – get your transfers done! Not sure what to do? Check out the details on our website. There are folks still looking… Continue Reading

Lunar Kanza – Nighttime Flint Hills Fun!

Lunar Kanza – Nighttime Flint Hills Fun!

We’ve got registration OPEN for this year’s Lunar Kanza. This event has been a summer-time highlight for many years and it’s a guaranteed GREAT time! Our nighttime scavenger hunt will once again be a highlight – riders will look for tokens on course to bring back in exchange for cool gear from our sponsors. Among those tokens…. 2020 DK entries! And in town, the scavenger hunt continues for those… Continue Reading

Bring your families and your kids!

Bring your families and your kids!

kiDKanza will be open! The new Life Time Foundation kiDKanza will be open during our All Things Gravel Expo on Thursday and Friday, giving you all the more reason to make your Dirty Kanza a family experience. Life Time Foundation will be leading the charge to help kids live healthy, happy lives through helping families and schools eliminate the “Harmful 7” ingredients from the food they serve and replacing them… Continue Reading

Important Course News!

Important Course News!

From Dirty Kanza Chief Gravel Officer, Jim Cummins: Many of you have asked us for information on the 2019 Garmin Dirty Kanza routes.  While it is our policy to not release course maps and cue sheets until Memorial Day, we do recognize the need for DK participants to have some route information a bit sooner.  This will allow you and your Support Crews to adequately prepare for this grand… Continue Reading

Old Partner, New Digs!

Old Partner, New Digs!

Emporia Main Street has been a key partner for the Garmin Dirty Kanza from the moment the race moved to Commercial Street. How big of a partner? Well, they are key to the success of our famous finish line party – often referred to as the best finish line in cycling! And this past year, they got a big face lift and a brand new location – now sitting… Continue Reading

Drinking the Kool-aid!

Drinking the Kool-aid!

We hear lots of stories from those riding and supporting Garmin Dirty Kanza. And getting to share these stories is an honor. For this week’s “What’s Your Kanza” here are some words from long time DK fan and key volunteer, Kenda O’Mara – she’s been a staple at Dirty Kanza for 10 years, and knows a thing or two about the event: “Our journey to DK began around 10… Continue Reading

What’s YOUR Kanza – Laurie Steen

What’s YOUR Kanza – Laurie Steen

It’s not just about the racing, and in 2018. Laurie Steen came to Emporia to check out the festivities. “I still get giddy knowing I was able to meet my hero, Rebecca Rusch, and take a picture. And if a pic with Reba wasn’t enough, a pic with Alison (Tetrick) and Yuri (Hauswald) to top it off!  You are correct, the atmosphere, vibe, gravel family, and the people of… Continue Reading

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