Author Archives: Kristi Mohn

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

Race the Sun…

Race the Sun…

Racing the Sun is done by every entrant in the Dirty Kanza 200.  Beating the Sun is accomplished by an elite level of competitor.  Now there is a jersey from the same designer of the Race the Sun engravings, James Ehlers, that celebrates this milestone and allows everyone to ride with this goal. Use this as inspiration or reward! Pre-order here and pick your jersey up DK weekend at… Continue Reading

#ChaseTheChaise

#ChaseTheChaise

Let’s talk about this – Salsa Cycles pulled out all the stops at LandRun 100 last weekend, and they plan to keep it going all summer long! If you haven’t heard about it yet, or just want to check out all the great pics from the first #ChaseTheChaise photo throw down, head on over to the site. Next stop will be the Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder. We can’t wait… Continue Reading

High School Race at Dirty Kanza

High School Race at Dirty Kanza

Calling all interested high school riders! We want to see you at the first ever DK High School Race! Get signed up and bring some friends. Lodging options are still open – check out the Airbnb site, camp at the Lyon County Fair Grounds, or stay tuned as lodging opportunities at Emporia High and the Civic Auditorium are firming up! A full weekend is planned for you – including… Continue Reading

RACE ENTRY GIVEAWAY!

RACE ENTRY GIVEAWAY!

GU has teamed up with Garmin and Maxxis Tires to create an awesome prize package that include an entry to either the 100 or 200 mile distance. Click the link to enter: https://guenergy.com/dirty-kanza-giveaway/ Good luck! Continue Reading

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

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