We are happy to announce that Salsa Cycles will be returning in 2011 as our “Premier Sponsor”, and they are coming back in a HUGE way. All of us here at Dirty Kanza Promotions want to publicly state what a privilege it is to work with the fine folks at Salsa Cycles. The best bikes in the business, designed and produced by the best folks in the business. Mike, Jason and the entire crew… You guys are the greatest!!!
Here is a run-down on what Salsa Cycles will be bringing to the party in 2011. This is a fairly long post… and we saved the best for last… so please read all the way to the bottom…
*CUSTOM SALSA/DIRTY KANZA WATERBOTTLES:
Created by Salsa Cycles for the 2011 running of the DK200, each rider will receive one of these custom waterbottles, sure to become a keepsake.
*FARGO or VAYA FRAMESET:
All 200-Mile Finishers will be eligible for this random drawing. The lucky winner will receive his/her choice of a brand spankin’ new steel Fargo or Vaya frameset. SWEET!!!
*SALSA COMPONENTS PACKAGE:
The first place finisher in each of our five 200-mile Competition Classes will receive an awesome Salsa Components Package, consisting of the Rider’s choice of any Salsa Stem, non-carbon Handlebar, Flip-Off Skewers, Flip-Off or Lip-Lock Seat Collar, T-Shirt, and Jersey. Note… Salsa will be awarding (6) of these awesome prize packs… going to the first place finisher in:
Open Men (49 and under)
Master Men (50 and over)
Open Women (all ages)
Tandem (both captain and stoker)
*ASSORTED SALSA T-SHIRTS AND HATS:
These will be randomly distributed at Friday evening’s Riders Meeting. At roughly a 1 in 10 chance of winning, you will want to be there, for sure.
*Limited edition Not For Sale SALSA AMIGO’S BELT BUCKLE:
This item will be awarded to one lucky Dirty Kanza participant for his / her inspirational performance in any of the events, regardless of category, ride length, or how far they got. The Dirty Kanza 200 is not about finishing first. It’s about challenging your own personal limits, inspiring yourself, and inspiring others. This award will go to that one Rider who we feel best epitomizes the Dirty Kanza 200 Spirit.
Randomly awarded to a select number of finishers of the DK Lite Fun Ride.
And now for the most exciting news of all… Drum Roll, please…
Announcing the “Why I Should Win A New Salsa Fargo or Vaya Frameset Contest.”
This contest is open to all Dirty Kanza 200 participants, family, friends, support crews, and everyone else. Whether you are riding in the DK200, or not… anyone and everyone is eligible for this contest. Entries may consist of just about anything. Submit your essay, poem, original song, digital slide show, photograph, painting, sculpture… anything at all that describes why YOU should win a new Salsa Cylces Fargo or Vaya frameset. Written entries must be 500 words or less. Video or musical entries must be under 3 minutes. Submit your entry to:
Dirty Kanza / Salsa Frameset Contest
20 Brandywine Court
Easton, PA 18040
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry deadline is Saturday, May 14, 2011. Winner will be announced at the DK200 Riders’ Meeting, Friday, June 3, 2011. Must be present to win.
That’s all the DK200 news for now. More to come, so keep watching your email inbox.
See you all in June.