The “Race the Sun” art awarded to the top 100 finishers that complete the Dirty Kanza 200 before sunset has become a milestone and goal for many DK racers. Since the inception of the award in 2013, it’s been translated into jerseys and tattoos. Partnering with Emporia State University professor and artist James Ehlers has indeed made this piece so special, and the time and effort that go in to creating these coveted prints pairs with the work and sacrifice the lucky racers that earn one have trained so hard for. Hours are truly represented in a single piece of art – hours on the bike and in the engraving studio.
Learn more about this process from this video showing the process. If you are looking for extra help working towards this goal, consider our 2020 Dirty Kanza Spring Camp. Our team can help you find the focus you need to Race the Sun.