Author Archives: Kristi Mohn

OOO….oh oh oh!

OOO….oh oh oh!

Have you checked out the latest cycling podcast, Our Outdoor Office, from hosts Chris Lyman, TIm LeRoy, and Neil Shirley. Episode #8 features DK founder Jim Cummins. We think it’s worth a listen this Memorial Day Weekend. He will be one of our DK Promotions Team that will be welcoming you to Emporia! And one more podcast to listen to, especially if you are interested in the DKXL from… Continue Reading

ENVE – Stop and see them at the Expo!

ENVE – Stop and see them at the Expo!

The Reason Enve Rocks So many pros turn to Enve to provide the reliable product that the industry has come to know and appreciate. Regarded as the best carbon rim manufacturer in the world, Enve’s are US made and backed by a 5 year no hassle warranty. When a company stands behind a product like that, you know they are good. Founded in 2007, ENVE was an early leader… Continue Reading

SRAM. They’ve got your back DK weekend

SRAM. They’ve got your back DK weekend

Once again, SRAM will be back in force at DK. Not only do they have a solid field of sponsored riders joining for the weekend, they will be hanging out in the All Things Gravel Expo Friday to visit with you and provide pre-race service. You will also find them at all three check points, providing neutral support to keep you rolling on the day. And, to finish the… Continue Reading

The Brooks Pitfield Backpack

The Brooks Pitfield Backpack

Sure, we all know Brooks Saddles for their amazing, well, saddles. The Cambium saddle has a proven history of being a great choice for events like the Kanza, and has the history to back it up. Proof? Well, you can read more about what those in the know have to say about the Cambium here and here. And while we are always excited about a good seat, we gotta… Continue Reading

A whole lotta butt’r going on at DK!

A whole lotta butt’r going on at DK!

No secret that protecting your bum is pretty important for a ride that is comfortable AND will let you get back on the bike the next day! Long-time DK partner Chamois Butt’r will be back in full force Dirty Kanza weekend – look for the purple and yellow tent in the All Things Gravel Expo and check out what they’ve got going on! Your bum will thank you! Chamois… Continue Reading

Last call! Ride and enter to win a Camelbak Chase Vest!

Last call! Ride and enter to win a Camelbak Chase Vest!

Remember – we’ve got the “Ride the Chase” Challenge going on until May 20! That means you’ve got today and tomorrow to get out and ride this route, or an equivalent one in your hometown. Once you’re done, either stop by Gravel City Adventure & Supply with your ride file (you’ll get a sticker for stopping by – no joke!) or email your ride file to dirtykanza@gmail.com with subject… Continue Reading

High School Race is still open!

High School Race is still open!

The very first Dirty Kanza High School Gravel Race takes place on June 2 at 10am. The 32 mile route is designed with youth in mind and does include 2 aid stations and roving support. It’s not too late to sign up – do it today here and be one of the first to complete this event! REMEMBER – ALL the proceeds from this event will be going to… Continue Reading

Nutrition planning

Nutrition planning

You’ve (hopefully) been trying and testing your nutrition for the big day. Our friends over at GU Energy have this down to a science and have made a tool to help you with some guidance on your calorie and nutrition intake for race day. Check out their Dirty Kanza Nutrition Plan and use it accordingly. Bonking in the Flint Hills is no fun, and can change the result of… Continue Reading

#200Women200Miles

#200Women200Miles

Please join us this year for the 2018 edition of #200Women200Miles. After women crushed our expectations in 2017, Dirty Kanza came forward with a different take on the same theme. Our start lines will see increased women attendance, and this year’s Women’s Forum will be focused industry wide – taking the conversation off the bike and into different aspects of the cycling community. Our panel consists of some pretty… Continue Reading

SAG. Yes, it’s a big deal!

SAG. Yes, it’s a big deal!

With Dirty Kanza weekend coming up (18 days til we send the riders off!), questions are rolling in about support crews and SAG. Feel free to share the DK SAG guide with your team. And remember – the Rider’s Bible has info in it you need to know – don’t show up unprepared. A few key things to keep in mind… You must have a way to get back… Continue Reading

Who are you riding with?

Who are you riding with?

22 DAYS!!!!! We are stoked and ready to see your faces in Emporia. The red carpet is already rolled out for you here. Our banners are up, the downtown merchants are getting things ready, and, yes, riders are already in Emporia, checking things out, riding some roads, and enjoying a beverage at Mulreadys. Have you checked out the 2018 start lists? We’ve got them all up and ready for… Continue Reading

Win a Journeyman!

Win a Journeyman!

Long-time Dirty Kanza 100 sponsor Lyon County State Bank is giving you a chance to win a Salsa Journeyman! Partnering up with Gravel City Adventure and Supply and Salsa Cycles, they’ve made it easy for you to get registered. Stop in at one of their locations until May 25 and enter – details here! Continue Reading

Riding Gravel – Travel by Gravel

Riding Gravel – Travel by Gravel

Great conversations were had with Ben Welnak of Riding Gravel at Sea Otter recently. Listen in as Jim and LeLan talk more women and youth on bikes and exciting new things coming to Dirty Kanza! #findyourlimit #200women200miles #ridinggravel #morekidsonbikes #dklove Continue Reading

Iconic Route Challenge – Ride the Chase!

Iconic Route Challenge – Ride the Chase!

Oh yes….we are quick on the heels for this year’s Dirty Kanza! Emporia is already buzzing with excitement and energy awaiting your arrival. Please join us, even if you are not riding in the event, as there will be so much to see and do! In the meantime – between May 1 and May 20, challenge yourself to complete the RIDE THE CHASE iconic route, bring proof you’ve completed… Continue Reading

Garmin Sponsors the World’s Premier Gravel Grinder

Garmin Sponsors the World’s Premier Gravel Grinder

Dirty Kanza Promotions is excited to announce that this year Garmin will be joining us as our Title Sponsor. Based out of Olathe, KS, the roads of the Dirty Kanza are in Garmin’s backyard, and Garmin truly believes that the rugged, remote beauty of these roads is the perfect place for an epic challenge using Garmin. Garmin is committed to the sport of cycling. Dirty Kanza requires good effort management from… Continue Reading

Let’s talk youth.

Let’s talk youth.

The very first Dirty Kanza High School Gravel Race takes place on June 2 at 10am. The 32 mile route is designed with youth in mind and does include 2 aid stations and roving support. It’s not too late to sign up – do it today here and be one of the first to complete this event! REMEMBER – ALL the proceeds from this event will be going to… Continue Reading

Earth Day and the Flint Hills

Earth Day and the Flint Hills

Yep, they go together like peas and carrots. We make no secret about it – the Flint Hills are beautiful and breathtaking. When you roll out of town and into one of the last standing tallgrass prairies in the world, be sure to look up and around. So with Earth Day upon us, we wanted to take a few moments to remind ourselves and you to step outside and… Continue Reading

45 days til DK…but first, SEA OTTER!

45 days til DK…but first, SEA OTTER!

Have a hankering for #gravel? Ever wondered what all the hype about Dirty Kanza 200 The World’s Premier Endurance Gravel Road Race is? Well, come to GU Energy Labs booth (#382) 4/19 at 4 pm at Sea Otter Classic for their “Gravel Happy Hour” with DK promoters Jim Cummins and Lelan Dains as well as past champions Rebecca Rusch and Yuri Hauswald. Jim and LeLan are bringing along some free swag, so make sure to stop by… Continue Reading

Iconic Route Challenge – Get ya some!

Iconic Route Challenge – Get ya some!

Dirty Kanza Promotions, Gravel City Adventure & Supply and Lauf Forks are teaming up to help you in more ways then one! Accept the training challenge of completing either the Kahola Krusher or the Prairie Fire routes in the month of April and receive 25% off a Lauf Grit Fork from Gravel City Adventure & Supply. Bring your completed ride proof by the store and score your discount. You”ll… Continue Reading

All Things Gravel – Join us!

All Things Gravel – Join us!

Not riding in the Dirty Kanza? No reason you can’t join us! This year’s Dirty Kanza weekend is set up to provide fun for spectator, enthusiast, and participant alike! Join GU Stroopwafel ride Friday morning or explore the industry expanded All Things Gravel Expo, where you can test ride bikes, check out gear, visit with friends, and rub elbows with some of the top gravel cyclists out there. You can… Continue Reading

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