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Colorful kits and smiles were plentiful at the DK...

Gallery: On the gravel at the Dirty Kanza 200

The Dirty Kanza 200 gravel race attracts a wide range of riders and bikes. We're on the ground in Emporia to capture the magic.
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Riders came together in Emporia, Kansas the day before the Dirty Kanza 200 to get in pre-rides, register for the race and check out a cool gravel expo scene. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Some riders like aerobars, others take a pass. These flared retro-looking bars take a multi-colored two-pronged approach. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Bikes and riders were all over downtown Emporia. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
There is a lot going on with this MTB flat bar/aero set-up. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
The guy who gets fat in winter showed up looking pretty trim. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Is there something missing here? Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
This tandem couple led out a warm-up ride the morning before the race. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
What pressure are you running? Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
GU Energy gels launched some new flavors and then took a 200-plus field on a pre-race group ride. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Big style points for this Surly Karate Monkey. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
This is no bell to let people know you are coming. This horn provides enough decibels to scare off even the most determined dogs. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
The spirit animal is there for you when you need him. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Jay and Tracy Petervary will be the only tandem in the DK XL 350 mile ride. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Custom-colored spokes to match. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
A sticker of someone you love on the top tube will always help motivate. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Some fancy wire routing. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
This rig will be going straight from Dirty Kanza to Tour Divide. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Some stout rubber for any condition. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Yuri Hauswald and Alison Tetrick stood there all day so that fans could get a podium shot with them. Now that’s endurance. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Carbon and metal are common bike materials, we spotted one made from bamboo. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Coming through. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
An office binder clip modified to be a cue sheet holder will do the trick. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Nice paint job on this retro Trek. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Another tandem geared up and ready to go. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Nothing can have just one function, this aero set-up is also a spare tire rack and cue sheet holder. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Just stuff it all in there, it will fit. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Colorful kits and smiles were plentiful at the DK 200. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com