Author Archives: Kristi Mohn

OOO – A brand new podcast!

OOO – A brand new podcast!

Talking Dirty Kanza, gravel and why it’s all so fun – excited to hear more from these guys! Tips include don’t do math, enjoy the ride, know parts are gonna suck, come with the right equipment….and more. Here’s the link! Continue Reading

#200Women200Miles – OFF the bike!

#200Women200Miles – OFF the bike!

We are back for another great year of awesome women! Participation is at record high for all the DK distances and we are excited to see these challenges being met on Saturday. Last year’s campaign led to an amazing foundation and this year, we are shifting our focus off the bike. We expect to see women represented across the industry. Our #200Women200Miles roundtable forum is shaping up with women… Continue Reading

Happy birthday to GU….Happy birthday to GU….Happy birthday dear GU……

Happy birthday to GU….Happy birthday to GU….Happy birthday dear GU……

Yelp, GU is celebrating 25 in a fun and tasty way – the birthday cake is now in gel form. From sweet to salty, GU works to provide flavors that help endurance athletes get the calories and nutrition needed for going the long haul. Our long time partner at GU Energy, Nat Tschoban, sports marketing manager states, “In 1993, it all started in a Berkeley, California kitchen. Dr. Bill Vaughan formulated the… Continue Reading

Check out The Cyclist Lawyer on IG

Check out The Cyclist Lawyer on IG

Megan Hottman, AKA The Cyclist Lawyer, is back for 2018, not only as a #200women200miles rider, but as one of our sponsors. She does some pretty cool stuff on the cycling community’s behalf all year long. Check out her Instagram contest she’s running and maybe you can meet her in person Dirty Kanza Weekend! Continue Reading

#DKLove…because Valentine’s!

We want to see some love this week! Join us in sharing your favorite Dirty Kanza picture where love and appreciation are the focus. From suffering to celebrating, there is lots of #DKLove that goes around that weekend – family, friends, and maybe even a foe! Hey – that’s what it’s all about. Follow us on Instagram and tag @dirtykanza and #DKLove in your post and we will pick… Continue Reading

The Expo is OPEN!

The Expo is OPEN!

New for 2018 – The All Things Gravel Expo is open industry wide! Spectators can view booths and check out product from across the outdoor industry on Friday and Saturday. We will also send our 34 DKXL riders out in grand fashion from the ATG Expo on Friday at 4pm. Interested in a booth? Check out the Expo link our website and get signed up! If you are planning… Continue Reading

Let’s talk…DK 25/50 Tips Are Live Tonight!

Let’s talk…DK 25/50 Tips Are Live Tonight!

You can join us in person or via streaming for this evening’s first “How To DK” clinic. We will start at 6:30, Wednesday Feb 7, at Gravel City Adventure and Supply, 716 Commercial. Check out information for the DK 25/50! The How to DK Clinic for 50 and 100 mile distances will be Wednesday Feb 21, at Gravel City. Continue Reading

Who you gonna see? Start list now ready to view!

Who you gonna see? Start list now ready to view!

Will you have any friends or rivals at the start line? Check out the start list on Athlinks to find out! While you’re there, add yourself and declare your goal for race day.  Follow the link to Athlinks.com and either sign in OR sign up (upper right corner when you get there). Using the Athlinks platform not only will give you access to friends headed to Dirty Kanza, but you… Continue Reading

DK High School Gravel Championship – Sign up TODAY!

DK High School Gravel Championship – Sign up TODAY!

It’s live – get signed up to compete in our first edition of the DK High School Gravel Championship. Taking place on June 2nd, at 10am, youth will get the chance to experience one of the best weekend’s in cycling! Follow the link for information and for registration! #morekidsonbikes #morekidsongravel #DKHS Continue Reading

Are you ready….? We’ve got a plan!

Are you ready….? We’ve got a plan!

So….Dirty Kanza is 17 1/2 weeks away. You’ve got some great training time ahead of you to get yourself prepared to tackle the Dirty Kanza and cross the best finish line in gravel. Hugs, high fives, fist bumps, and bragging rights are yours for the taking! Make sure you are in the best shape you can be. We’ve got a training plan for you – download it and get… Continue Reading

Let’s have a blast! Volunteers are welcomed!

Let’s have a blast! Volunteers are welcomed!

It takes so much to make the Dirty Kanza happen. The cycling community knows Emporia and the area town’s volunteers to be the BEST in the business. Be prepared for some grimy high-fives and sweaty hugs! Of course, it’s work – but we think it’s also pretty fun! Would you please consider joining us and helping out during the Dirty Kanza festivities? Lots of openings are available, so please… Continue Reading

High School Gravel Championship – coming up!

High School Gravel Championship – coming up!

We at Dirty Kanza believe in the power of bikes. So this year, we are launching a High School Gravel Race to encourage kids across the nation to give (gravel) cycling a try. Registration opens on February 1 and proceeds from this event will go to the DK Youth Cycling Fund – a 501c3 established with the Emporia Community Foundation. Big names like GU Energy, Chamois Butt’r, CamelBak, and… Continue Reading

A flashback to 2015 – the “Decade of Dirty”

A flashback to 2015 – the “Decade of Dirty”

Year 10 of Dirty Kanza brought about some pretty tough conditions for competitors. It became dubbed the “Year of the Mud” and inspired the #dklegends – all finishers of that year earned some extra special recognition and bragging rights as conditions of the Kanza leveled the playing field and threw many unexpected difficulties at competitors. You can imagine that the photography from that year is just as memorable. Images… Continue Reading

The 34 of the DKXL

The 34 of the DKXL

Since announcing our newest addition to Dirty Kanza weekend, DKXL, we have received numerous inquiries as to who has been invited to ride DKXL in this inaugural year.  It is with great pride that we share this rider list publicly.  We are proud of our list of invitees.  More importantly, we are proud of each individual who makes up this list.  With so many folks as potential candidates, we… Continue Reading

Growing the Gravel Love

Growing the Gravel Love

We at Dirty Kanza believe in the power of bikes. So this year, we are launching a High School Gravel Race to encourage kids across the nation to give (gravel) cycling a try. Registration opens on February 1 and proceeds from this event will go to the DK Youth Cycling Fund – a 501c3 established with the Emporia Community Foundation. Big names like GU Energy, Chamois Butt’r, CamelBak, and… Continue Reading

DK25 Re-Opened – Join Us!

DK25 Re-Opened – Join Us!

Emporia turns itself inside out for Dirty Kanza Weekend. There will be lots to do and see in our little Flint Hills town, and we’d love to have you even if you didn’t get your shot at the 200. We’ve re-opened the 25 mile distance for those that want to come and enjoy the weekend and get a smaller sample of the gravel. Please don’t forget – transfers are… Continue Reading

A home away from home

A home away from home

Dirty Kanza weekend brings thousands of visitors to Emporia, and that means folks need a place to stay! With limited hotels and dorm beds available, the Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting an information night on how locals can host families and riders for that weekend, and even beyond! Join them January 30th at 6:30pm (719 Commercial, Emporia KS) for more details. Continue Reading

Saturday, Jan 13th, the emails go out!

Saturday, Jan 13th, the emails go out!

And we know that there will be lots of really stoked riders out there, as well as those that are disappointed. But remember, transfers are available, and we all know that life happens and plans change. We are also promising one heck of a weekend in Emporia June 1-3, one worthy of the trip to simply enjoy the festivities with something for the whole family, and especially those with… Continue Reading

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