In 2006, the town of Emporia, Kansas hosted its first Dirty Kanza 200. Initially a small, intimate gathering of gravel cyclists, the Dirty Kanza has since grown into one of North America’s largest and most prestigious gravel events. This year, the Dirty Kanza drew an international field of more than 2,000 competitors, split among 200-, […]
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DESCRIPTION: “Dirty Kanza Promotions was founded in 2006 by Jim Cummins, with the assistance of fellow cycling enthusiast Joel Dyke. At that time, gravel grinding was just beginning to catch the interest of the endurance cycling community. However, Jim had grown up in the Flint Hills of east central Kansas and had been riding gravel for decades. Inspired by some of the early gravel grinder events… and convinced the Flint Hills had the best gravel to be found anywhere in the world, Jim and Joel decided to create Dirty Kanza 200.”
DATE: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
DISTANCE(S): 100 and 200 mile options
REGISTRATION: Opens Saturday, Jan. 14th, 2016 at 8am CST.
Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the Dirty Kanza thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.
I have a bit of a nostalgic relationship with the Dirty Kanza 200. After watching a handful of friends participate in the first DK200 in 2006, I tried my hand in the second edition of the event in 2007. It was my first 200+ mile gravel race. And in the ten years since my first […]
<Back to News Home | Our friends at the Dirty Kanza are busy getting things ready for the 2015 edition and have passed along the following information. Registration opens: January 10th, 2015 Dirty Kanza Training Camp: Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29th, 2015 Rider Sign-In/Expo: Friday, May 29, 2015 Race Day: Saturday, May […]
If you’re headed to the Dirty Kanza and looking for lodging information, they recently posted some details for you. Read the details here. If you have any questions, comments, or want to share some pictures, check out the Riding Gravel Forum thread. Do you have news about an event, a race, products, or anything else […]
Spring is a flurry of gravel rides and races, so we’ll keep sharing what we find. If you have an update or some news to share, just contact us. Any race that has bridge crossings like this is cool in our book. Last weekend was the first event and it looks like the weather was […]