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The endless unpaved stretches of the Flint Hills are perfect for those cyclists who want to test their limits. Emporia is the epicenter of the gravel grinding world. Every year, thousands of cyclists endure the blistering sun, steep hills and rough trails of the Flint Hills.

Whether you are here to race in the epic Dirty Kanza, or to experience the solitary beauty of the landscape for yourself, Emporia has the cycling adventure for you. The Iconic Route Series offers the perfect ride, regardless of your skill level.

MURDER ORDAINED Despite its ominous name, ‘Murder Ordained’ is a very tame, beginnerfriendly route. It is nearly pancake flat with only 249 ft. of climbing over the 13.8 miles.

KAHOLA KRUSHER Many Dirty Kanza veterans know Kahola Lake quite well, as it is featured in the final leg of many editions of the famed gravel race. This scenic route will give riders the same taste of those hills without the epic distance, it is only 53.4 miles.

THE GRIND This route is not to be taken lightly by even the most accomplished gravel riders. Riders will be completely on their own with little to no civilization in sight for the first 100 miles of its 143.1 miles before arriving in the first heart!

Lincoln St.

town to resupply. Not for the faint of 18th Ave.

Emporia Country Club

Hammond Park

15th Ave.

Rural St.

12th Ave.

Find GPS or printable maps and more routes at dirtykanzapromotions.com

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