We are proud of all our deputies who have worked tirelessly today along with multiple other local agencies, including the Emporia Police Department, Emporia State University Police & Safety, Emporia Kansas Fire Department, Lyon County Emergency Communications Center, Kansas Highway Patrol, Emporia Public Works, the Lyon County Highway Department to make the Unbound Gravel race successful today. There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle that not everyone sees. 

It was great meeting a variety of people from across the world. There was one thing apparent during the race, and that was every visitor was thankful for the Lyon County hospitality and they love our community. 

We would like to give special shout-outs to three of our favorite riders today Sheriff Jeff Cope and First Lady Karen Cope, and Undersheriff John Koelsch. Great job on your races today!

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