Category Archives: new dirt

#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

What’s YOUR Next Event?

What’s YOUR Next Event?

Are you planning on toeing the line at late summer/fall gravel grinders? Need some help with your training? We will make a shameless plug to check out our static training plans. These plans are tried and true and have been used by countless folks to help prep for endurance events like LandRun, Gravel Worlds, and of course, Dirty Kanza. Is Rebecca’s Private Idaho, UnPAved, or Gravel Pursuit on your… Continue Reading

#BewareOfTheThirdLeg

#BewareOfTheThirdLeg

Stories from riders after Dirty Kanza are inspirational. We often hear about the third leg – it’s where the darkness of the ride usually sets in, and arriving into CP 3 is a welcomed relief. The stories shared year after year have inspired us to ask you to share your favorite checkpoint story – how did you get out and keep going? So….submit to us (dirtykanza@gmail.com) your story via… Continue Reading

Lunar Kanza Volunteering!

Lunar Kanza Volunteering!

It’s a roving party, and we’d love to have your help! Lunar is our nighttime celebration fun run and ride, and it’s as fun for the volunteers as it is for those participating. Want to give it a go? Sign up here or email our Dirty Kanza Volunteer Coordinator Treva Worrel at tlworrel@gmail.com.   Continue Reading

Lunar – Run or Ride!

Lunar – Run or Ride!

You don’t want to miss this year’s Lunar Kanza! We are taking to the gravel after dark for a new and improved evening. This year, you will get to: Check out a new ride route, with 3 fully stocked aid stations and 26 and 55 mile route options (ride) Run the 13.2 mile course with 4 stocked aid stations “Race” your friends on our segment challenges for cool prizing… Continue Reading

Klean Kanza this Saturday!

Klean Kanza this Saturday!

Thanks to all of you for doing your part out there to keep the Flint Hills clean. We are making one more gigantic sweep through the course Saturday, June 9, to remove any remaining race trash plus any other trash we find. If you are around, please join us to help clean up! It’s a surprisingly good time, and race day stories are sure to be shared. Breakfast is… Continue Reading

Your hugs await! #DKLOVE

Your hugs await! #DKLOVE

Welp, it’s here. Time to get your bike to the start line of one of the best dang gravel races on the planet. You should be proud that you are lining up at the start in just a few hours. You’ve worked hard to get here, and it’s time to have fun and ride your bike! And while we know the day won’t go right for everyone, what we… Continue Reading

Important Info

Important Info

We want to make sure you have the right information at your fingertips. Here are a few ways for you to stay informed and engaged DK weekend. The Athlinks Raceday App. The App can be found in both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Search for the AthlinksRacedayApp App. Then select your event ( Dirty Kanza ). From this app you can find discounts and deals… Continue Reading

One more PUSH for the High Schoolers!

One more PUSH for the High Schoolers!

Hey all! We are allowing race day sign up for the High School event ONLY! Head down to All Veterans Memorial between 8 – 9:30am and get signed up. All information is here and we’d love to see your name on the first ever DK High School Start List. We’ve also got the Youth Panel on Friday as well as the showing of Singletrack High. It’s worth the trip… Continue Reading

When you are done, RECOVER TIME!

When you are done, RECOVER TIME!

Crossing the finish line is just a bit different this year. Those completing the 100 and 200 mile distances will receive a finisher’s lanyard – and just a few yards from that finish line, we’ve got our Rider Hospitality Tent. Head there to claim your goodies and take advantage of some GU recovery, Elevated Legs, and Free State Dirty Kanza Kolsch. You earned it! Continue Reading

Welcome!

Welcome!

Some of you have been in town for quite a while, and many of you are just arriving. Either way, the Dirty Kanza Promotions Crew want to welcome you to Emporia. Our town is excited you are here, the checkpoint towns can’t wait to cheer you on, and we hope your visit is all you are dreaming of. So…three cheers to you and yours. Enjoy your upcoming weekend and… Continue Reading

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