DK Women’s Camp

September 20th – 23rd

It’s time for you to make a move. Putting yourself first is a hard choice, but if riding is something you love and want to get better at, this camp is for YOU! We want to help you make the most of your time, so that putting yourself first doesn’t feel like putting others last. Sure, from time to time in your training, you will be picking you, but with an efficient training plan and some tips and tricks to planning and nutrition, you can improve your speed and manage your responsibilities. Join us for the premiere Dirty Kanza Women’s Camp.

What's Included

We know that a camp experience packed full of value is important. So, we created just that.

  • First 12 women registered will receive a set of ISSI Flash Pedals!
  • 3 Breakfasts (Fri – Sun)
  • 2 Lunches (Fri & Sun)
  • 3 Dinners (Thu – Sat)
  • Lodging at the Gufler Mansion (a non-lodging included option exists as well for those that wish to find their own lodging or if the Mansion fills).
  • Entry into the Dirty Kanza 200 or 100 event distance.
  • Entry into the Bleeding Kansas Gravelduro event (completed as part of camp).
  • Opportunity to ride with and learn from the Queen of Pain, Rebecca Rusch.
  • Topo Designs backpack
  • Pro Mechanic support on and off the bike.
  • 3 training seminars exploring nutrition, training, and bicycle maintenance and service skills on and off the bike. (Including 2018 Women’s Champion, Katie Keough).
  • Guided rides with amazing female coaches.
  • Amazing sponsor SWAG
  • Discounts at local merchants
  • 20% off the Dirty Kanza Spring Training Camp
  • Printed Itinerary Book
Schedule of Events

We are still working out the complete details of the weekend. If you have questions about the timing of this camp, please feel free to use the contact us feature to reach out to us.

Thursday, September 20th

  • Morning check-in
  • afternoon ride with coaches – Threshold Test
  • More details to come on other daily activities

Friday, September 21st

  • One on one time with coaches
  • Presentations
  • Group Ride
  • More details to come on other daily activities

Saturday, September 22nd

  • Participate in the Bleeding Kansas Gravelduro (shuttle provided to Manhattan, KS)
  • More details to come on other daily activities

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Coach Time
  • Presentations
  • Group Ride
  • More details to come on other daily activities
Camp Entry Fee
  • $1,875 – Includes lodging
  • $1,500 – non-lodging option. If you’d rather source your own place to stay you can do that as well.

Both include entry into either the DK200 or DK100, as well as the Bleeding Kansas Gravelduro. 


We are thrilled to announce that thanks to Quality Bicycle Products, DK Promotions, and one very generous benefactor, we have 3 – $500 scholarships to help with attending the camp. Applications must be received no later than August 17th, 2018.

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Route Info

More details coming soon, however, the focus of this camp is to teach you the necessary skills to take your riding to a new level. This is a time to work with our expert coaches to learn how to establish goals and work to achieve them. Our daily routes will reflect this. As always, please send us an email if you have questions are would like more information.

What to Bring

1. Cycling computer or GPS device.  (To track your mileage.)

2. Red tail light.

3. Front light.

4. Minimum of two liters of water or sports drink.

5. Two spare inner tubes.

6. Air pump or inflation system.

7. A cell phone to contact the “outside world” should you need help.

ADDITIONAL Supplies You Should SERIOUSLY Consider:

1. A GPS system to communicate your exact location to support or rescue personnel in the event of an emergency.

2. Small rucksack / hydration pack

3. Waterproof / windproof jacket

4. Extra thermal top or warm layer

5. An emergency / survival blanket

6. Food – energy bars, gels, chocolate, etc.

7. Tire levers

8. Puncture repair kit

9. Chain tool

10. Allen wrench set

11. Spoke wrench

12. First aid kit

13. Chamois Butt’r

14. Chain lube

15. Cash, debit card or credit card. (To purchase food, water, supplies.)

16. Handlebar map case

17. Compass

Transportation & Lodging

As you may have noticed, we have two options for camp; one that includes lodging, and another price point that does not. We highly recommend that you consider choosing the lodging option and stay with us at the Gufler Mansion. This masterfully restored, neo-classical, turn of the century home is the perfect home base for this extended weekend experience. The majority of the meals will be centered here, as well as talks and additional activities. Travel to Emporia is up to you to figure out. We will provide transportation to the Bleeding Kansas Gravelduro event in Manhattan, KS.

Learn more about the Gufler Mansion here

For all other lodging opportunities in Emporia, click here


Bike Shipping

Gravel City Adventure & Supply Co. is the official adventure retailer of Dirty Kanza Promotions.

Ship your bike to Gravel City Adventure & Supply Co. for professional assembly.  GCAS will assemble the bike as well as tune all parts to make sure you are prepared to succeed at camp. Assembly includes front and rear derailleur adjustment, wheel truing, brake adjustment, along with checking chain, cassette, and brake pads for wear.  GCAS will provide a complete package, so when you tackle the training rides, you do it without any mechanical difficulty.  Having a professional mechanic go through your bike can be the difference between a good and bad ride. Additionally, GCAS will professionally repack your bike for you and ship it. The training camp cost for build and repack is $100. (Shipping charge extra.)
Please ship your bike so it arrives AT LEAST three days before training camp starts- that way if a part is damaged in shipping there is time to order a replacement if necessary, and you won’t miss a minute of riding.  Gravel City Adventure & Supply Company is excited to help support DK training camp and is excited to see everyone.  GCAS: “Building community one adventure at a time.”
Cancelation Policy

The deposit of $375 for camp is non-refundable. Final payment will be collected 30 days prior to the first day of camp. The balance is non-refundable within 30 days of camp. Camp must be paid in full in order to receive entry into the event(s).

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