Watching Marley Blonsky's first century experience will motivate you to tackle your first 100-miler

In Pearl Izumi's latest film, the All Bodies on Bikes advocate tackles the 100-miler at Unbound Gravel

Marley Blonsky races Unbound in 2022
(Image credit: Marley Blonsky)

You’ll never forget your first. Be it on road or gravel, in ideal weather conditions or pouring rain, alone or with a group of riding friends. Your first 100-mile bike ride is a right of passage for any avid cyclist and for a while there, All Bodies on Bikes advocate, Marley Blonsky, was feeling like an imposter for not having earned that badge. 

Blonsky, 36, fell in love with cycling back in 2013 when bike commuting through the streets of Seattle turned into wanderings outside of the city in the form of bike camping and gravel riding. 

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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.