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The first weekend after Memorial Day, over 2,000 cyclists from

Experience the excitement at the starting

across the globe descend on Emporia for the Dirty Kanza. This

line of the Dirty Kanza, and cheer on the

grueling 200-mile bike race through the beautiful and rugged Flint

riders with thousands of other cycling fans

Hills is one of the top endurance races in the world. Just finishing

that are lining Commercial Street. Later in

the Dirty Kanza has become a badge of honor for those in the

the afternoon, join the finish line celebration

endurance cycling world. This unique race winds through the

as the first riders complete their trek. All of

very remote and unforgiving terrains of one of the last remaining

downtown becomes a street party that goes

tallgrass prairies on the planet. There is a reason it is on the bucket

late into the night as fans enjoy live music,

list of cyclists from around the world. Riders can also opt for the

street food, games, and ringing cowbells to

shorter DK100 Half Pint, the DK50, the DK25, the high school race

cheer on riders.

or attempt the epic DKXL, a 350-mile race.


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