Maj. Kutilek at it again! Dirty Kanza 200 miler.

Marine Maj. Matthew Kutilek learned a few lessons from his first Dirty Kanza that he hopes will help him a year later as he tackles his second grueling 200-mile bicycle endurance race Saturday in Emporia, Kan.  Source: USMC Major takes another stab at 200-mile bike endurance race in Kansas – Local – The Daily News, Jacksonville

Matt Kutilek, a member of Team Bicycle Gallery, will try his luck at the “Dirty Kanza” again this year.  The Dirty Kanza is a 200-mile endurance race held in Emporia, Kansas and has an elevation gain of near 12,000 feet.  At the bottom of the article is the GPX data for the course in 2014.

Last year, Matt finished at about 13h23m and averaged 16.2 mph.  According to his Strava page for the race, he had an EPIC suffer score of 582, an output of 11.1 kiloJoules, and an average power rating of 241 watts.  That’s basically technical jargon to let you know the man put his body and mind to work!  See his STRAVA Dirty Kanza 2014 page here.

Matt has worked extremely hard to get to where he is physically and mentally and we wish him luck today at the 2015 Dirty Kanza!



Matt finished 35th overall out of over 400 racers.  View the Strava page here.

Miles for Melanoma

Source: Michael OConnor’s Personal Page for 2015 Miles for Melanoma Champions


The Miles for Melanoma ride is from ME to FL to raise awareness and support for Melanoma Research Foundation to honor the memory of Therese Miranda.

Join the Bicycle Gallery, The Bicycle Shop, and Down East Cyclists on a bike ride in support of this great cause by signing up at our MEETUP site.  There will be a meet-and-greet at the Bicycle Gallery with the riders making the 2600 mile trek at 7:30am and the ride will leave at 8am on Sunday May 24, 2015.  The ride will end after an estimated 15 miles at Topsail Island with a group of riders returning to the Bicycle Gallery for an estimated 30 mile round trip.
Donations can be made at the main event website, here.  The FACEBOOK EVENT site can be found, here.