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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

Inspiration Before Your Big Ride

Inspiration Before Your Big Ride

Exposing the Dirt Emporia Arts Council, just next door to the historic Granada Theatre, will be hosting an inspiring display of Dirty Kanza images. You can join them on Thursday at 4pm for the Artist Reception and meet the artists behind so many of the amazing images from our Flint Hills. It’s a great way to reflect on your training, get a bit of inspiration for your big ride,… Continue Reading

Be there – and bring your cowbell!

Be there – and bring your cowbell!

Emporia Main Street has been a solid and important Dirty Kanza partner since this little race moved to downtown Emporia. Heck, we would say that Dirty Kanza wouldn’t be what it is without that WELCOME HOME party at the end of the day. And there truly is no better way to lick the wounds of a DNF then heading downtown and ringing in your compadres. It’s soul healing. See… Continue Reading

What to do this week!

What to do this week!

So much going on in Emporia – and we are so glad you are here! Check out our Schedule of Events for everything going on DK Weekend. And don’t forget to follow the official DK Store, Gravel City Adventure & Supply and Mohn Standard‘s Facebook pages to follow other events happening during the week. All DK merchandise will be available beginning today, so swing in and get your merch… Continue Reading

In case of Emergency

In case of Emergency

Emergency Communications: * All riders and support crew members should enroll in the Lyon County Emergency text message program. This will allow all enrolled to receive important emergency communications during the event. You will be automatically removed after the event. This will be available starting Friday, May 25th, 2018. Text ‘DK2018’ to 888-777 to be enrolled. Area Hospitals: It is, of course, our hope that no one will need… Continue Reading

Chase the Chaise – on its way to the Kanza!

Chase the Chaise – on its way to the Kanza!

Salsa Cycles celebrates the culture of the gravel cycling movement. Through grassroots and DIY efforts, the calendar of high-quality gravel races continues to grow, and so too does the number of B-Road fanatics that travel, support, ride and race together throughout the year. This season, at five events across the country, we’ll be giving racers a chance to relax – if just for a minute – to immortalize a… Continue Reading

Following along and staying up-to-date!

Following along and staying up-to-date!

Excitement abounds and everything seems to be happening at once. Make sure you take some time this weekend to download the Athlinks App. This will help you stay up-to-date on what’s going on race weekend. Share this app with your support crews as well! And if folks want to follow your ride, use this link to get registered! This link will allow your people (support crews/family/friends/fans) to receive updates via… Continue Reading

What do Ali Tetrick, Amanda Nauman, and Rebecca Rusch have in common?

What do Ali Tetrick, Amanda Nauman, and Rebecca Rusch have in common?

ORANGE SEAL! All three Queens of Kanza have kept title-ending flats at bay with some pretty powerful stuff. Tubeless in the Flint Hills is the way to go, and Orange Seal is a proven partner to keep you rolling through your ride. This year, Red Bull Athlete Payson McElveen (defending marathon National MTB Champ) is tackling his first gravel race. Stop by the Orange Seal booth in the Expo on Friday… Continue Reading

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

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