The Road to Kanza Ends: Gravel School is in Full Session for Amanda “Panda” Nauman,

There was a lot of drama surrounding last year’s Dirty Kanza 200. I didn’t feel that I needed to contribute to it, so I quietly accepted my performance and moved on. However, I do regret not writing a detailed play-by-play of the race because it’s easy to forget the real …

Road to Kanza: The Aftermath – Thunderstorms, Flat Tires and Pure Grit

All the preparation. All the training. The Road to Kanza had come to an end in Emporia, Kansas. The race was set to begin. With the sun offering just enough early morning light, Amanda, Menso, Zack and Kristin lined up for the 200. Rebecca lined up for the 100. The …

Ditch Work? Ditch School? Heck Yeah! Kirt Voreis shreds at #vitalditchday

VitalMTB celebrates the opening of shred season each year by inviting their friends to ride at Snow Summit for a day of jumps, scrubs, trails and whips. Here, Kirt Voreis gets after it on his RIP 9 RDO on the Party Wave trail with VitalMTB staffer, Josh Nevelson. A closer …

An Essential Piece of Equipment: Rebecca Rusch’s Blood Road Bike

When you decide to head overseas on a bike trip that takes a month, there’s just a wee bit of planning that needs to be done. And in that planning, you’ve got to pick a bike that you trust is going to work for you. During Rebecca Rusch’s amazing journey …

The Road to Kanza: A look at the Queen of Pain’s bike

When you win big races, like, say, the Leadville 100 or the Dirty Kanza 200 or….well, you get the idea. When you put as much time in the saddle as Rebecca Rusch does, and you’re one of the most successful endurance riders, ever, you get to know your bike well, …

The Road to Kanza: Kristin Taylor’s Gravel Rig

There’s no doubt that this is one of Kristin Taylor’s biggest cycling events, ever. As one of Niner’s featured athletes in the Road to Kanza sereis, she’s worked hard to prepare. Other than putting in a lot of miles on the bike, she’s worked with a bike fitter, solved some knee pain …

The United States of Dirt: The Whiskey Off Road with Peloton Magazine and Team Clif Bar

We challenge you. Do a search for mountain bike races around the country. Cross country ain’t dead and Team Clif Bar and Peloton Magazine are out to prove that not only isn’t it dead, but it’s alive and well.  As a part of their United States of Dirt series, Peloton caught up with …

#Ride2Mammoth: Amanda Nauman Preps for Dirty Kanza

Watch the story of Amanda “Panda” Nauman’s ride that started at the Pacific ocean, in the sand, wound its way through the desert and finally into the mountains and the snow.  To meet and follow Niner’s other four riders on their Road to Kanza, go HERE.