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Bike Murder Ordained

Popular with ghost hunters and teens looking for a scare, Rocky Ford Bridge (or Bird Bridge to locals) is also the centerpiece of the Murder Ordained cycling route. The route is part of Dirty Kanza Promotions’ Iconic Route Challenge, classified as beginner-level difficulty. However, the story behind the 13-mile route elevates the ride to something more…

Emporia named one of “25 Best Last Minute Family Vacations”

Emporia has become well known as a destination for cyclists and disc golfers alike, with year-round opportunities to enjoy these sports. Recently, vacationidea.com recommended Emporia as one its 25 Best Last Minute Family Vacations. With a location just a few hours from many of the Midwest’s major metros, Emporia is the perfect place for active…

Dirty Kanza 2018: Your Complete Guide

The world’s most epic gravel cycling race, the Dirty Kanza, is happening this weekend in Emporia! This year’s event is bigger than ever with over 2,700 riders from 49 states and 16 other countries participating. 1200 of this year’s cyclists will compete in the signature 200 mile race event, which is a solo, non-stop endurance…

Beer, Bikes and Fun at Mulready’s Pub

In just a few short years, Mulready’s Pub, 717 Commercial Street, has become a social hub in Downtown Emporia. Opened in 2013, Mulready’s is a 21-and-over establishment that caters to craft beer and scotch aficionados. Mulready’s knowledgeable Cicerone certified bartenders serve up over 25 beers on tap, 70-80 cans and bottles and 135+ scotches, whiskies and…

Long Distance Cycling in the Flint Hills – the Basics

Are you ready to take your bike to the next level and try long distance cycling in the Flint Hills? Athletes like those who compete in the Dirty Kanza 200 aren’t the only cyclists who can enjoy the rewarding experience of long distance cycling. Anyone in good health is capable of rising to this challenge…

A History of Bicycles: From Penny Farthing to Ebike

As home to a large cycling community and the world’s most epic gravel cycling race, Emporia loves bicycles! Bicycles have had a colorful past since their ancient beginnings in the 15th century up to today. Take a ride with us and learn all about cycles, including the current trends here in Emporia. From Ancient Beginnings…

Tour Time!

It’s tour time again! Tour de Lyon County that is. On Saturday, June 24, join cyclists and the community in supporting Tour de Lyon County Gravel Ride for Hope & a Cure and Family Fun Day at the Grove. See below for information about the day’s festivities. TOUR DE LYON COUNTY GRAVEL RIDE FOR HOPE…

Dirty Kanza 2017 – WHAT A RIDE!

We are so fortunate to be home of the Dirty Kanza 200 gravel endurance bike race. Thanks to the boyhood aspirations of Jim Cummins, the love Tim and Kristi Mohn have for the Emporia community and the outstanding work ethic and determination of LeLan Dain, we ARE home of the Dirty Kanza. Here a a…

Dirty Kanza 2017 —  Schedule of Events

Dirty Kanza 2017 — Schedule of Events

Welcome Dirty Kanza riders, crew, family and friends! Emporia is so excited to have all of you back in town for the big race on June 3. Whether you are riding the signature event — 200 miles or 100, 50, or 25 miles, you are all rock stars in our book! See below for the DK…

Why Dirty Kanza Rocks

Dirty Kanza 2016, #FindYourLimit, is in the books. What a phenomenal event! The videos on Facebook are amazing to watch – 1,000 cyclists in the DK200 taking off downtown – what a sight. There’s a video by Ben Schubert down by the Veterans Memorial that is really impressive. You see a huge group of riders…