A waist-high water crossing and hike-a-bike potential: the Unbound 2023 courses unveiled

The world’s marquee gravel race heads south again but with some notable changes

Unbound Mud Fest
(Image credit: Snowy Mountain Photography)

Unbound Gravel, widely known as the world’s marque gravel race, today announced its courses for the June event. 

Taking place the weekend of June 3rd, the race through the Flint Hills of Kansas offers five race distances and attracts thousands of attendees to the small town of Emporia, in the middle of the United States. 

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.