2018 Dirty Kanza set to launch

The Dirty Kanza launches Friday with the inaugural DK XL. All other races, including the signature 200-mile race and a new high school race, begin Saturday morning. The Dirty Kanza launches Friday with the inaugural DK XL. All other races, including the signature 200-mile race and a new high school race, begin Saturday morning. KVOE News file photo

Over 2,700 riders from around the world will push off into the Flint Hills this weekend for the annual Dirty Kanza.


On a recent Morning Show interview this week, DK Operations Manager LeLan Dains said the event continues to grow.

The new races this year are the DK XL, the 350-mile behemoth that launches at 4 pm from Seventh and Mechanic, and a new high school race that begins at 10 am Saturday from Soden's Grove. The traditional field of races, including the 200-, 100- , 50- and 25-mile races, will start between 6 and 7 am from the 800 block of Commercial.

KVOE has had a special broadcast from the Lyon County History Center on Friday to highlight the rider check-in activities. KVOE is also broadcasting from the starting gate shortly before 6 am Saturday and again from the block party from 5-7 pm Saturday.

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