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Dirty Kanza

 

DESCRIPTION:  The Flint Hills of east-central Kansas have been called the “eastern-most edge of the great far west”.  They are rugged.  They are remote.  They are the perfect place for an ultra-endurance gravel road cycling challenge.  Dirty Kanza began in 2006 as little more than a group ride.  Today “DK” is the event that defines an industry, and the one by which all other gravel events are measured.  With nearly 2,500 participants, no other event can match the excitement that surrounds Dirty Kanza.

DATE:  Saturday, June 2, 2018

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the Dirty Kanza thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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Dirty Kanza Registration is Coming Soon

<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 […]

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Gravel Ride For Masie’s Pride

Here we are again. This is our 9th year of gravel grinding goodness. Maisie’s swimming pool has kept afloat with this event. On behalf of the children of Eskridge, THANK YOU!

We will operate and stage out of Mission Valley School, about 7 miles northeast of Eskridge. This will help us provide an even better experience for our racers/riders.

We will have even more camping space available. More convenient parking. Best of all folks……….You might want to be sitting……….We will have showers available after the ride! SHOWERS! No more driving home with that well used goat smell in your car. This is HUGE! HUGE I say!
Get registered!


We’ll offer the 100 mile gravel race and the 50 mile tour. We’ll feed you after the race. The meals are always delicious. We usually offer a vegan option as well. See? We like everybody.
As always, we’ll offer sag support and a lovely pick up and drop off service (For broken bikes and lifeless bodies).

If you’re on the fence, better hop off. Registration is limited to the frist 250 riders.
Don’t forget the Ride and Stride 5k for you running folk.
Online registration opens January 31st.

New this year is chipped timing! Yes!!!!!!!!!!

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about these events on the Boneshaker Gravel Series thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

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Rage Against The Chain Ring Series: #4 Rage Of Oz

#4 Rage Of Oz

Part of the Rage Against The Chainring four event gravel series around Wichita Kansas. These gravel races will take place on 4 courses in the Wichita area. Each event will consist of several classes in which riders can register. There will be two distance options, including a 50 mile course for the race competitors and a shorter 25 mile course for those who just want to come out, ride and enjoy the camaraderie.

Cost will be $30.00 for each race. There will be A, B, C and Single Speed classes. Course maps and GPS files will be posted the first part of January. Note, it is our objective to keep these courses simple to navigate and therefore markings will be minimal.

All of these races will start at approx. 9 a.m. Racers will complete 2 laps on a 25 mile loop. Riders on the tour will complete 1 lap on the same course and will leave shortly after the race group. We have chosen to go with a lap format so that, weather “somewhat” permitting family and friends have more of an opportunity to cheer on their riders.

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Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash

 

SAVE THE DATE!
September 8th, 2018 for the 5th running of the Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash!!!

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

“Our goal for the Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash is to provide the Gravel Grinder community with a challenging ride and an opportunity to explore some of the history of the great mid-west. Modeled after other great gravel rides/races in this area, this event is for the self-contained minded cyclist who enjoys being pushed to their limits. At times this is a remote area but with enough towns along the way to resupply with 3 support crew locations. Experience the rich history of north eastern Kansas by riding 120 miles of gravel through the same territory and small towns as the Pony Express riders did over 150 years ago. There will also be a 75 mile loop for those who wish to ride a shorter distance.

This area was the intersection of 8 historic trails of significance – The Pony Express, Oregon, California, Mormon, Otoe-Missouri Trails, Fort Leavenworth Military Road, St. Joseph Road, and the Overland Stage Coach. Along the way you will cross paths with some of these trails indicated by stone markers and old structures of gone but not forgotten towns, campsites and school districts.

Marysville, Kansas was the first Pony Express Home Station for weary west bound riders after traveling over rolling hills and beautiful valleys. The original barn is now a museum in the downtown area. Feel like a modern day Pony Express rider as you saddle up and ride your trusted steed through the countryside and small towns of this beautiful part of Kansas. “REMEMBER – KANSAS IS NOT FLAT””

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2017 Dirty Kanza 200 number plate, Matt Gersib

In the Saddle: 2017 Dirty Kanza 200

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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