The DK Lite is a Fun Ride using some of the same roads as the Dirty Kanza 200. The 20 mile option will use an out-and-back route with a water station at the turn-around point. The 50-mile option will continue on from that same water station, following a large single loop back to Emporia. The 50-miler will pass a convenience store about 2/3 of the way through the course. As with the Dirty Kanza 200, riders must provide their own personal support crew to come rescue them, should they need to abandon the event.
The DK Lite will begin and end in front of the historic Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial Street, in beautiful downtown Emporia, Kansas. The ride will begin at 6:20 am, right after the Dirty Kanza 200 and DK Half Pint racers have left the Starting Line. The course will take riders from downtown Emporia, out onto the gravel roads of the Flint Hills region of east-central Kansas. Once home to the great Kanza Nation, the Flint Hills have been called the "eastern-most part of the Great Far West". Come watch the hearty and courageous racers of Dirty Kanza 200 as they begin their 200 mile epic battle with the Flint Hills. Then set off on your own adventure, at your own comfortable pace. Afterwards, hang out in Emporia for the many special activities planned for the day. Then end your day at the DK200 Block Party, and help us welcome the DK200 racers back to Emporia.
NOTE... You can ride either 20 miles or 50 miles, regardless of which distance you sign up for. Having you select a distance above is only to help us in our planning.
SPECIAL NOTE: No refunds.