KKD Gravel — 17.9 Stroll, Half 79er, 79 Challenge, 158 Ultra
First annual Kasners Kick Duchenne charitable gravel bike ride, presented by KKD GRAVEL!
Your registration directly helps in the fight against Duchenne!
The Kasner family have two young boys diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This ride is intended to raise awareness and money for research to fight this terrible disease for the Kasner boys and others who battle Duchenne, a rare genetic and eventually fatal disease.
There are four distances for this gravel bike ride—
17.9 MILE STROLL (~ 17.9 miles)
HALF 79ER (~ 39.5 miles)
79 MILE CHALLENGE (~ 79 miles)
158 ULTRA ENDURANCE (~ 158 miles)
All distance rides start and stop at the Rambling River Park, which is thirty minutes south of the Twin Cities. Staggered start times from 6am through 11am. Routes will explore the gravel roads of Dakota, Rice, Le Sueur and Scott Counties, depending on your chosen distance. The gravel roads for these routes are unique in their familiarity, as they are the gravel roads that everyone grew up with, and you will love riding them.
There will be live music, food trucks, drinks, giveaways, a silent auction and other good stuff. To ride in the event, a 79.00 donation is requested. All proceeds from this event, including your registration, go directly to Kasners Kick Duchenne, which uses the money it raises to help fund various labs on the frontline researching for a cure.
As organizer, neighbor and friend of the Kasners who has taken part in a number of different organized bike rides, I can think of few-if-any more caring and generous groups than the biking community. Can’t wait to see you all there showing your support for this brave family!
Registration begins on February 14, 2022 (Valentine’s day to show your love and support)!
The first 100 registered will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Wahoo Kickr (V5)! The first 125 registered will be entered into a drawing for a Surly Straggler! And if you cannot ride that day or if you just want to partake in the festivities, you can still support the cause by donating as a registered “Friend of KKD Gravel,” and you will still be entered into the drawings!
AN ABSOLUTELY WORTHY CAUSE, FANTASTIC ROUTES, GREAT POST-RIDE ACTIVITIES, AND TWO AMAZING GIVEAWAYS JUST FOR REGISTERING.
PLEASE JOIN US IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DUCHENNE!
And please check out the links below for more information about the KASNERS.
And our KKD GRAVEL PAGES