Author Archives: Kristi Mohn

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

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

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