Rexy and Moe – Race Week, you need to know

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Rexy and Moe – Race Week, you need to know

October 26, 2021 | [email protected] | Uncategorized

Howdy Gravelers!

Rexy and Moe are about to pounce – are you ready to bust a move and survive them?

We’ll keep this email streamlined and to the point. Just the facts. In a day or two, it’ll be one more update with the most current course and weather conditions.

Pre-Race

Packet Pick-up. Rexy and Moe. Friday evening 6pm – 9pm. Inside the building at Civic Pavillion Park 325 Aspen Avenue, Fruita, Co.

Riders Briefing and beer, Friday evening 8pm. not mandatory but very important course conditions update and open Q and A session. Packet pick-up room, Civic Pavillion Park.

Race Morning Packet Pick-up Rexy and Moe. Saturday 5am – 5:30am Civic Pavillion Park 325 Aspen Avenue, Fruita Co.

MANDATORY REXY RIDER CHECK IN. 5:15AM – 5:45AM. ALL SOLO REXY RIDERS AND TEAM RIDER FOR FIRST LEG MUST VERIFY BIB WITH AN OFFICIAL AT THE STARTING AREA. 

Rexy start. 6:00am. Parking lot, Civic Pavillion Park, 325 Aspen Avenue, Fruita. Co 

Mandatory Lights, front and rear all Rexy starters. Light required all riders on course after 5:30pm

Neutral Roll out – Rexy riders. Following Sheriff, first 6-7 miles.

 

Moe starting line packet pick-up. 9:30am – 10:00am. Buzzards Belly General Store, Cisco UT.

MANDATORY MOE RIDER CHECK IN. 9:30AM – 10:00AM. ALL MOE RIDERS MUST VERIFY BIB WITH AN OFFICIAL AT THE STARTING AREA.

Moe start. 10:30am. Parking lot, Buzzards Belly general store. Cisco, UT.

On Course

All roads are open, public roads. Expect traffic, even in the most remote areas. ALL “rules of the road” and traffic laws are in effect for the entire route.

Bib number log-in. It is a huge desert out here and we can’t lose a single one of you. Please, take the 10-15 seconds required at each aid station for an official to log in your bib number and ride time at each aid station. We’ll update your position on the course via these check-ins for the world to follow along.

Aid Stations – All riders must visit all aid stations (see Bib numbers log-in above). Rexy riders. When you come into aid #3 at Cisco you come all the way into the aid station, check-in, and then go back the way you came for 1/4 of a mile. Immediately after crossing the railroad tracks take a hard left onto the gravel and head west, parallel to the tracks.

Alone Zones – Two areas on course exist where the road has washed out. Mile 35-ish on the Rexy route. And mile 121 Rexy, mile 7 for Moe route. These are a quick hop-off hop-on for riders but are impassible by car/4×4. As such our sweepers have to bypass these areas and catch you on the other side. Please, always look out for one another but especially so along here. If you know a rider is “back there” and in distress please let the sweep know when you see them. Those of you at or near the end of the train please let sweep know it’s “all clear” behind you, once they catch up. We’ll address these and other course “things to watch for” in the next update. 

In Distress – If you have an emergency call 911. If you are in distress, not an emergency but toasted, broken down or stranded in some way call Morgan first. 303-475-6053. Grace second 970-471-5480, Scott next 309-333-8296 onsight friend, family, crew last (and have them find us). We have sweep out there but they will be spread out and could be a long way away. Call us so we can zero someone in on you.

The Crux – Without a doubt, Cisco to Thompson Springs is the hammer on this route. Moe riders, you get it fresh so we add an exclamation point for you. Moe riders at mile 35 you will take a hard left to “The Overlook”. This one-mile up and one-mile back detour takes you to the best view in the region. To verify you made the trip you are required to remove a page from the book out there and present it to the aid staff in Thompson Springs. Rexy Riders at mile 148 you’re tired. If you get here close to or after dark there’s no reason to add the 2 miles. If you’re fortunate enough to get here before then we want you to dig deep and go check it out. It’s an option. But, if you put in the effort and pull a page from the book you’ll be rewarded with an incredible view and a 40 minute time bonus! It may help to know it’s all downhill from here to the Thompsons Springs aid station and then a nice long asphalt section for recovery. 

The Finish – Have faith, it will come! The climb up to Dubinky is long but it ends. Thank the desert goddess that the ever-present sand is gone due to the rain, so keep rolling! It is super important to know there are two Lone Mesa Campgrounds! The first one riders come to is NOT the correct one. The finish is at the Lone mesa GROUP Campground! Of course, this one is at the top of the hill!

Rest up, pack well, load those maps, and make a plan. Final announcements coming soon.

Hellz ya! – it’s about to go down and we are so stoked to see you!

Peace and Love – The Dino Wranglers

 

 

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