LAWRENCE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Forty-six miles of riding — a good dusty chunk of it on gravel roads — brought the BRAIN Dealer Tour crew to visit two shops Thursday. One store was less than two months old in a tiny town that happens to be along a popular cycling route. The other is 47 years old in a historic brick block in downtown Lawrence, the home of the University of Kansas.
Our three-day tour of shops in the area wrapped up with a ride led by Dan Hughes, the owner of Lawrence’s landmark Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop. Besides running the store, Hughes is a legend in gravel racing circles, having won the Dirty Kanza 200 four times, as well as the 2014 Gravel Worlds. This year, Hughes is taking it up a notch, competing in the new 350-mile category at Dirty Kanza, which is held the first weekend in June. Read more>