Boneshaker Gravel Series


Spring is a flurry of gravel rides and races, so we’ll keep sharing what we find. If you have an update or some news to share, just contact us. Any race that has bridge crossings like this is cool in our book. Last weekend was the first event and it looks like the weather was typical March weather….brown, windy, and cold.

Here’s a quick video of that bridge and Dirty Kanza’s director, Jim Cummins, tackling the early season race.


From the Boneshaker Gravel Series Facebook page:

“The Boneshaker Gravel Series, formerly called Chautauqua Red Flint Hills Gravel Crusher, is a series of three challenging gravel grinders in three distinct hill regions of south central Kansas. Each hill region is unique. And for each we are trying to keep the distances between 95-105 miles, which believe me is hard with so many awesome roads to choose from. The first is located in the Chautauqua and Osage Hills, not surprisingly, in Chautauqua county. This event is called Manka Chonka Bonka! I’ll explain the name later. It is explainable. :)”

  • Manka Chonka Bonka – Saturday, March 1st
  • Red Hills Roller – Saturday, April 19th
  • Elrod’s Cirque – Saturday, May 17th.

All three events will have the following categories and they will be keeping score over the series.

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    • Men (29 & Under)
    • Men (30-39)
    • Men (40-49)
    • Men (50 & Over)
    • Women (39 & Under)

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    • Women (40 & Over)
    • Single Speed
    • Tandem
    • 50 Mile Tour


For more information, check out the Boneshaker Gravel Series Facebook Page.

Also, just a reminder to check out Gravel Grinder News for a full gravel race and ride calendar!


Author: RGBen

I created in the fall of 2013 and happily joined with Guitar Ted in late 2014 to form the current day Riding Gravel. Originally from Wisconsin, my wife, 2 kids, spent several years in Colorado, before spending a couple years in North Dakota. Now we're back in Northern Wisconsin in the middle of an Outdoor Mecca.

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