Salsa Cycles has signed on as the chief sponsor for the 2010 Dirty Kanza 200 (DK200), an ultra- endurance bike race held in Kansas. Leaving from Emporia, as many as 150 riders will race 200 miles of gravel, looping through the Flint Hills region of east-central Kansas. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll encounter big hills, rough roads, high temperatures and strong winds. In 2009, just 15 of 85 racers completed an especially difficult race. This sounds like the perfect debut for the 2010 Salsa Titanium 29er, the El Mariachi.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Dirty Kanza is one of the premier ultra-endurance gravel races in the United States and we are proud to be associated with it,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Salsa marketing manager Mike Riemer. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It offers an extreme challenge for serious cyclists.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The 2010 DK200 will be Saturday, June 5th. Registration will open Sunday, January 10, 2010, and will once again be conducted online at BikeReg.com. For 2010, the field has been expanded from 100 to 150 participants. Note… Last year’s limit of 100 participants was filled in just four days of registration. So don’t wait too long, if you plan to race in 2010.
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