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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

Stingers Up!

Stingers Up!

Want a life-changing experience? Try riding your bike in the rain, mud, on gravel roads — and doing it voluntarily. Emporia State University student Natasha Krause did just that — rode in the Dirty Kanza 200. The race provides opportunities for students, along with riders all over the world, to challenge themselves. By participating in the race through internships, the race provides high-impact learning for students. On race day, riders… 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

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

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