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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SRAM Heads to the Great Plains for Dirty Kanza

Cycling’s newest iconic backdrop is Eastern Kansas. The unpaved, windswept, and lonely roads of Dirty Kanza provide cyclists an opportunity to get out there and compete (against themselves and others) in a supreme mental and physical test. This is “gravel” at its best.

And SRAM is headed to the Great Plains to be part of it all. 

This year, we’re an official sponsor of Dirty Kanza, held Saturday, June 2nd. The event starts and finishes in front of the historic Granada Theater in Emporia, Kansas. Participants choose from four distance options – 25 miles, 50 miles, 100 miles, and 200 miles – to test cyclists of all different types. This year, Dirty Kanza participants come from 49 states (we need a rider from North Dakota!) and 16 additional nations. The marquee DK200 event is capped at 2,500 riders.

We’ll be busy helping and interacting with cyclists:

  • SRAM Neutral Race Support will be on hand to help riders with technical needs. SRAM NRS will be at all three service stations at the DK200.
  • Learn about the latest SRAM, Zipp, and Quarq products in the expo area.
  • Stop by the SRAM booth in the DK200 expo to pick up your free water bottle. One water bottle will contain a golden ticket for a SRAM Force 1 group.

SRAM also is proud to have several of our pro athletes and ambassadors taking part in the DK200: 

Ted King – retired pro cyclists, previous DK200 winner

Ayesha McGowan – DK200 rookie

Kaitlin Keough – pro cyclocross racer, DK200 rookie

Jordan Rapp – pro triathlete, DK200 rookie

Addison Zawada – single speed, DK200

Chas Christiansen  bike messenger, DK200 rookie

Nico Deportago-Cabrera – bike messenger, DK200

Photos by Andrew White

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