Bobby Thompson

Host / The Casual Cyclist

"Bobby Thompson is still new to the sport of cycling having rediscovered his love of 2 wheels about 4 years ago. He is a huge enthusiast not only for rural country road riding but also the cycling community in general. He leads an active family life with his wife and two daughters and fits in as much gravel riding as he can. He has rode in and finished the LandRun100, DirtyKanza200, GravelWorlds, 24HoursofCumming Relay, FarmHouse Classic and Rebeccas Private Idaho. Bobby is always looking for the next event to experience."


Twitter: @TheCasualCyclist


Lelan Dains

Co-Host / Cycling Coach

"LeLan Dains is a long time cycling enthusiast and is currently the Operations Manager and resident Cycling Coach of Dirty Kanza Promotions. He revels in sharing his passion for enjoying the great outdoors on two wheels with others. LeLan has traveled the globe riding all kinds of bikes on all types of surfaces. To him, however, none compare to the wide open spaces and chunky gravel roads of the Flint Hills of Kansas!


Twitter: @DirtyKanza200


Matthew Fowler

Owner / Producer

“Growing up in the Flint Hills of Kansas Matthew Fowler has always been one to sneak out and enjoy the amazing beauty the rolling hills provide. A former photojournalist and live stream broadcaster he provides the the video and production know how behind Gravel Guru. Working in media in Emporia provided him with the chance to capture several Dirty Kanza 200 races and that is where his love of gravel grinding launched. the concept for Gravel Guru actually has developed while on a long ride through the Flint Hills this past summer seeing a need to provide top level captivating content for a growing sport.”

Twitter: @Producer__Matt