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GRAVEL GRINDING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD 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.

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tour de Lyon County This 105-mile gravel ride/relay snakes though every town in Lyon County and proceeds go to charity. Or opt for the 20-mile fun ride.

FreedomFest A number of rides and runs take place during this November event to support veterans, including the Spur Ride, a unique 5k run and gravel grinding ride that will challenge any athlete. Emporia Kansas Visitors Guide

Lap the Lakes Lap the Lakes Gravel Grinder is a 120-mile gravel road race fundraiser for Emporia’s Camp Alexander that takes riders around three different local lakes. This fast rolling ride has a 65-mile course too.

Single track trails Emporia has more than gravel. For mountain bike lovers, Camp Alexander features 4.3 miles of singletrack trails with a wide variety of terrains. Ride the recently opened Cottonwood River Trail, with the trail head at the All Veterans Memorial, or the Campus Trails at ESU.

Bike Stations Unexpected flat or need a quick repair? Bike repair stations are located around town, including at the All Veterans Memorial, Emporia State University and the parking lot at 8th Ave. and Merchant Street.

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Lunar Kanza This 50-mile gravel leisure ride takes place under the full moon. Riders get to explore the Flint Hills at sunset and under moonlight. The ride finishes with a late night block party featuring live music and food trucks.

No trip to a cycling-oriented city is complete without a stop at the local bike shop. Emporia is home to three! Eclectic Bikes is a specialty bicycle shop where you can rent or buy vintage road bikes. Gravel City Adventure & Supply Co. is your adventure headquarters. From beginners to pros, they will help you find the right bike and gear to tackle the Flint Hills. High Gear Cyclery offers big city selection and small town service. With a passion for cycling, they will help you find the bike of your dreams.

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Emporia Visitors Guide 2018  

Your official guide for exploring the home of the Dirty Kanza, and the best main street in America. Discover your adventure in Emporia, KS.

Emporia Visitors Guide 2018  

Your official guide for exploring the home of the Dirty Kanza, and the best main street in America. Discover your adventure in Emporia, KS.

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