Author Archives: Kristi Mohn

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

All Things Gravel Expo

All Things Gravel Expo

A place for everyone that loves gravel riding – our All Things Gravel Expo continues to grow and improve. Join us for the 2019 expanded venue – we’d love to have you! Check out our page for additional information and let us know if you have any questions! Continue Reading

DKXL Application Process opens Dec. 1.

DKXL Application Process opens Dec. 1.

Last year’s test run of the new distance to the Dirty Kanza line up was tried and tested – and rider approved. DKXL, or Dirty Kanza Extra Large, puts riders to the test with 350 miles of rugged and completely self-supported Flint Hills terrain. All of our favorite roads make for a scenic and challenging route – but not for the faint of heart. Interested? Click here to learn… Continue Reading

Exciting News for Dirty Kanza

Dear Dirty Kanza Family, As the co-founder of Dirty Kanza, now 13 years in the making, I was reflecting on the future of this great event. Along with the entire DK Team of Tim, Kristi, and LeLan, and after a great deal of thoughtful consideration, we have ultimately decided it is time to align ourselves with a partner who will ensure all that is great about Dirty Kanza continues… Continue Reading

“You train yourself to look forward to the suffering.”

“You train yourself to look forward to the suffering.”

The latest 2018 Dirty Kanza video has been released. Grit follows four riders from The Adrenalin Project (TAP)—a collective of endurance athletes focused on celebrating their competitive environments—as they labor through the race’s grueling terrain and summon the will to keep grinding ahead, from one checkpoint to the next. Produced in partnership with ENVE Composites, Lifetime, TAP, and Amp HP. Isaiah Jay – Director / DP www.isaiahjay.com www.instagram.com/isaiahjay Kevin Warwick… Continue Reading

2019 Training Camp is OPEN!

2019 Training Camp is OPEN!

Take advantage of what we’ve got in store for you for our 2019 Training Camp. You’ll get lots of valuable tips from the best in the business, training rides in the beautiful Flint Hills, scout some of the roads for the new DK routes, and fill your belly with some great grub! Space is limited, so please don’t delay – we’d love to have you join! Continue Reading

#200Women200miles – DK Women’s Camp Announced

#200Women200miles – DK Women’s Camp Announced

This September, Dirty Kanza Promotions will be hosting it’s first ever Women’s Camp. With great coaches and sponsors coming along, this camp will be focused on helping women put themselves first without putting others last. We are truly excited to host guests for 4 days of riding in the Flint Hills. interested? Visit DK Women’s Camp, and send additional questions to dirtykanza@gmail.com. Continue Reading

Every day hero…Ian Tubbs

Every day hero…Ian Tubbs

A great day on the bike and a well-executed plan make for great stories. Read Ian Tubb’s story as featured in Cyclocross Magazine – and congrats on a great day on the bike, Mr. Tubbs! “As I was coming out of campus and onto the finish stretch they were still only about six or seven seconds ahead, so I started sprinting as soon as the road straightened out. I… Continue Reading

LAST CALL … for the cool T!

LAST CALL … for the cool T!

You’ve heard by now – this year’s Lunar Kanza has received a bit of an overhaul. New routes and a treasure hunt plus a few QOM/KOM sections are going to make for some extra fun to an already great evening. But if those things aren’t reason enough – we’ve got another amazing Decker Creative/Mohn Standard designed t-shirt. Here’s the deal though…you gotta pre-register to be sure you get one!… Continue Reading

EF3 TORNADO HITS EUREKA KS

EF3 TORNADO HITS EUREKA KS

On Tuesday, June 26th, Eureka, KS was hit by an EF3 tornado. Eureka served as checkpoint #2 for the 200 mile distance this year. Please consider helping out a bit with a donation or if you are close and can volunteer, check out this facebook page for info. This town poured their hearts out to welcome us, and could use some extra love as they work to rebuild.   Continue Reading

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