Proud Sponsor of the Dirty Kanza 200

With all the hub bub over our new titanium frames, a few other things have had to play bridesmaid. One of those announcements is that we've stepped up to become the premier sponsor of the Dirty Kanza 200.

Right about now some of you are saying 'Dirty what?'.

The Dirty Kanza is a 200 mile ultra-endurance gravel race in the Flint Hills region of Kansas. It has a tough reputation. No tire is immune to the sharp shale roads. The wind can be brutally oppressive. Last year, only 15 riders out of the 85 starters successfully reached the finish line.

Best of all, the course is a single 200-mile lap starting and finishing in Emporia.

Sounds like a recipe for adventure!

At least a handful of Salsa folks are planning on taking part in the DK this coming June 5th. One of them has gone this distance before on a bike, the rest of us haven't...yet.

What's the furthest you ever rode in one big helping? Tell us about it.



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Mike Riemer

Mike Riemer

I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.


 Steve Fuller |

I'm a two time finisher of the DK200 (and one of the 15 from last year). I'm so glad to see that Salsa is sponsoring this event this year. Looking forward to seeing some of the Salsa folks down there in June. I'll be out there on my Salsa La Cruz again this year

 C-Hog |

All of us here at Heartland Sports Promotions are absolutely thrilled to have Salsa Cycles as our Premier Sponsor for the 2010 running of The Dirty Kanza 200.  And we are especially excited that some of the Salsa gang will be making the trip down to compete.  All of the pieces are coming together quite nicely to make 2010 a banner year for DK.  We look forward to seeing all of you in Emporia, Kansas on June 5th.

Jim Cummins
Co-Race Director
The Dirty Kanza 200

 mw |

this is a top notch event, and now it has top notch support. thanks salsa.

 the Benjamins |

It is so exciting that Salsa is going to be a sponsor for the DK 200 2010! I haven't done but half that distance, but am going for it in 2010 on my Salsa Fargo - gotta get ready! Thanks Salsa!


 Chris |

Support of DK!?  I just might finish this year….  Well done Salsa.

 MG |

Amen Amigos!!  I'll be toein' the line with you at the DK200.  As a three-time finisher (and the 5th place finisher in '08), I'm really looking forward to being back at the DK.  The Heartland Promotions, Jim, Joel, Craig and everyone else are just awesome… Great friends, solid riders and incredible event promoters.  The DK200 is an event I'll always have a strong affinity for.

Thanks Salsa for stepping up and supporting it so well.  I'm proud to ride your bikes, not only because they are awesome bikes, but also because the people behind the bikes rock.  I'm proud to represent…  Thanks again.


 Mike Wise |

I live in Emporia and have competed in this event twice, and finishing once (10th place).  I am excited to see a company like Salsa backing this great race.  I look forward to seeing you all at the start line this coming June!

 30 Cent Bike |

Way to be Salsa.

Dirty Kanza is a great event, and it just keeps getting better, good to see that you are getting on board!


 Josh |

Nice to see Salsa supporting this great event. I look forward to riding with you guys in June!

 Paul |

As a two time finisher of DK I know that DK and Salsa are a great mix!!!!  I hope to catch a glimpse of some Titanium at this years race!

Thank you Salsa for sponsoring the DK 200!

 Guitar Ted |

I've competed in the Dirty Kanza and I am just going to say a big "ditto" to all the previous comments. (Or would that be "ditti"?)

Anyway, the furthest I've gone in a single day is approximately 165 miles which I did on the first Guitar Ted Death Ride Invitational.

 Tim Ek |

341 miles is my furthest nonstop distance (Trans Iowa - 2007).  Bravo Salsa!  The D.K. goes on my list.

 d.p. |

I've ridden about 735 miles on various single speed bikes during Dirty Kanza events to date. About 710 on route, the remaining while lost but enjoying every inch of the Flint Hills landscape. Three finishes and one dnf. 212 or so miles in one sitting at version 3 on a Salsa Casseroll Single w/ 700x38 tires; the most comfortable ride to date.

Thanks for stepping up the game.


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