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About Dirty Kanza

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.Initially, these two gravel aficionados had no idea the extent to which this whole gravel grinding thing would grow, nor did they give it any real thought. That wasn’t what motivated them. They both simply felt their lives had been enriched through cycling. And DK200 was their attempt to give back to the cycling community.Since then, the popularity of gravel grinding has exploded and is now the fastest growing genre in the cycling industry. The popularity of DK200 has grown too, from 34 participants in 2006, to an anticipated 3,200 riders in 2019. And while that growth has brought with it a few changes to our format and the way we have to manage certain aspects of the event, one thing has remained constant… DK200 is a grass-roots event, organized and managed by folks who are passionate about cycling, and done so for the primary purpose of providing life-enriching cycling experiences for our event participants.Thank you for your interest in Dirty Kanza®. We hope you will choose to join us in Emporia, Kansas the first weekend after Memorial Day. Should you have any questions about us or our events, we hope you will visit our “Contact Us” page. We look forward to hearing from you. Your friends at Dirty Kanza Jim, LeLan, Kristi and Treva

Recent Activity
  1. Dirty Kanza planned a gravel ride.

    May 27, 2019


    350 mi
    7.0 mph
    9,725 ft
    9,725 ft
    Betty Achrainer, Jon, and 10 others like this.
    1. GramOM

      Have 2 sons who are riding in the 350 - weather needs to clear up

      May 29, 2019
  2. Dirty Kanza and 2 others planned a gravel ride.

    May 27, 2019

    202 mi
    8.8 mph
    5,950 ft
    5,950 ft
    Simon Parton, Philly, and 33 others like this.
    1. Wonder what the unpacked is like vs compacted gravel?

      May 31, 2019
  3. Dirty Kanza planned a gravel ride.

    May 27, 2019

    105 mi
    7.0 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,275 ft
    christoc, Betty Achrainer, and 25 others like this.
  4. Dirty Kanza planned a gravel ride.

    May 27, 2019

    52.2 mi
    6.8 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Cindy Chavez, Kadasha, and 9 others like this.
  5. Dirty Kanza planned a gravel ride.

    May 27, 2019

    27.3 mi
    7.0 mph
    400 ft
    425 ft
    Betty Achrainer, morecarl, and 3 others like this.