“The Dirty Kanza wants your soul.” That’s how our ambassador Noah Tautfest described the 206-mile gravel-grinder through the Flint Hills of Kansas.
The roads around Emporia, KS are a grid-network of rolling gravel through farms and open land. It’s a small community, and the whole town comes out to cheer on riders… literally the whole town. Amazing local support and a challenging, rewarding race have enabled this race to grow from what it was 13-years ago to what it is now – the premier gravel grinder in the country.
The GU Crew was busy last weekend. Here’s what happened out there on the gravel roads of Kansas.
All photos by Myke Hermsmeyer.