Sign-up for the 2013 Edition of Dirty Kanza 200 is fast approaching. Participation in Dirty Kanza 200 is on a pre-registration basis only. And last year we filled up in 2 1/2 hours. So if you want a spot in this big dance, you need to mark your calendars and be ready to act quickly.

Registration will once again be conducted online at and will begin promptly at 8:00am (Central Time) on the morning of Saturday, January 12th, 2013. Field Limit will be set at 800 participants in the DK200 feature event. That's up from 450 slots in 2012. Loads of prizes and swag. And every Finisher receives the coveted DK200 Finishers' Pint Glass.

In addition, we will be offering a new option in 2013. Dubbed the "Dirty Kanza Half Pint", this 100-mile option is intended for those of you who might be new to this whole Gravel Grinder scene. If you are intrigued by the thought of mile and miles of Flint Hills gravel, but thinking you might not be ready to bite off the whole 200-mile enchilada, the DK Half-Pint might be for you. Same fun… just fewer miles. And every Finisher will receive a custom DK Half-Pint beer glass. Field Limit for the DK Half-Pint will be set at 200 participants.

So again… mark your calendars for Saturday, January 12th, 2013. And set your alarms for 8:00am CST. We hope to see all of you for Rider Sign-In on Friday, May 31st, 2013.




Dirty Kanza 200 – 2012 is a Wrap.

The 2012 Edition of Dirty Kanza 200 is now "in the books" and will certainly be remembered as the biggest and best one yet. An estimated 420 racers lined up in front of the Granada Theater in downtown Emporia, Kansas for the 6:00 am start… exceeding our previous largest field by over 100 participants. In addition, over 100 cyclists lined up at the back of the block to participate in the DK Lite Fun Ride.

The pack of racers and riders left the Granada Theater under clear skies, with mild temperatures and low winds. The weather was "made to order" all day, and felt exceptionally cool when compared to the high 90's and 100's of the past two years.

In the end, it was Dan Hughes (Sunflower Outdoor Sports, Lawrence, KS) taking the "Three Peat". Adding to his Overall victories in 2006 and 2011, Dan completed the 202.2 mile course in 11:56:00, beating the previous DK200 record of 11:58:32, set by Cameron Chambers in 2008. Crossing the Finish Line alongside Hughes was Rusty Folger (Golden Bike Shop, Golden, CO). The Women's Overall Title was captured by Rebecca Rusch (from Ketchum, ID and riding for Specialized / RedBull). Rebecca's finishing time of 12:02:00 crushed the previous Womens' record of 14:49:00, set by Betsy Shogren in 2011. For a complete set of results, please see below.

A special thanks to the Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Emporia Main Street, The Granada Theater and the Citizens of Em

poria, KS for the great welcome to all our racers and fans. And a special thanks to all the great DK200 Sponsors and Volunteers. Without you, this event could not happen.


Jim Cummins

Executive Director, Dirty Kanza 200

Overall Race Results

DK Single Speed Final

DK Open Men Final

DK Open Women Final

DK Veteran Men Final

DK Tandem Final

DK Master Men Final

For more of the race action visit these image galleries: |

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