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Co2uT 2024 Crewing Manual and information

May 1, 2024 |by morganmurri@netscape.net | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

LINK TO FULL MANUAL AND MAPS Co2Ut 2024 Crew & Support Manual

Crew/Support Manual

Welcome. We are honored to have you join us at Co2uT 2024. We are well acquainted with the “hurry up and wait / where the hell are they?!” drill. There are few roles in endurance sports more rewarding, more stressful, and more thankless than crewing an athlete.

Our number one priority is the safety of your rider. Each of you has someone you love out on our course. And each of you chooses to visit an aid station in support of this loved one In doing so, you are also responsible for their, your, and each others safety while crewing Co2uT. We have created this document with this forefront in our minds and require that you obey these instructions, directions, and rules if attending a Co2uT aid station. Please obey instructions from your assigned Aid Station Captain(s) at all times. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the course and the disqualification of your rider.

Additionally, please thoroughly review Aid Station locations and recommended driving routes to and between aid stations. Support crews caught driving on-course to reach an Aid Station outside of the permitted zones could be subjected to the same penalty.

 

USE THE ENCLOSED GOOGLE MAPS FOR DIRECTIONS.

USING ALTERNATE OR OTHER MAP APPLICATIONS MAY NOT GET YOU TO THE AID STATION EFFECTIVELY.

 

Start and Finish for all courses is Civic Center Park – 325 E. Aspen Avenue in Fruita

 

Each aid station has a map from Fruita, and from one aid station to the next (i.e., Aid Station #1 to Aid station #2) 

Rules

No friend, family member, hired helper, etc., is allowed on ANY section of ANY route except those defined in this document as access to and from a specific aid station—riders disqualification in doing so. There is no access, no crewing, and no support for any rider outside of an official aid station.

When on the short segments of courses going to and from an aid station, riders have the right of way, and the speed limit is 20 mph. Pay attention, give room, and don’t make your rush to support someone a death penalty for an unassuming rider.

If you have time to burn at an aid station, waiting for your rider, offer a helping hand to others, the aid station volunteers, course marshals, etc. A little love goes a long way and travels in both directions.

If your rider needs to be removed from a course in a non-emergency situation and you want to get them, please – call Kevin at 970-389-6245 or Morgan (if Kevin doesn’t answer) 303-475-6053 to get insight on the safest way to get to your rider. Please have the riders’ route mileage available.

 

Each aid station has specific rules to be followed in regards to access, parking, spectating, and crewing. Please familiarize yourself with the details of each aid station on the following pages and, above all, refer to the aid station captain for guidance on how to support your athlete(s) in a safe manner.

 

AID STATIONS

 

Aid station #0

For 30-mile riders only.

The 30-mile route aid station is not open to crew or spectators.

 

Aid Station #1 – Mitchell Rd.

Outbound Rider Mile 23 (Inbound see details below)

Hwy 139 and Mitchell Rd.

Directions from Fruita

(Directions may say “Mesa County School District,” which is correct)

 Aid Station Captains

Cody Smith – 970-379-8329 Sara Semcheski – 610-506-3583

Status

Turnaround 50

Outbound riders 75 | 100 | 125

Inbound riders 75 | 100 | 125

Outbound riders will approach from the North on Hwy 139. Inbound riders will approach from the West on Mitchell Rd. Please be aware of riders from both directions, as there may be some overlap!

 Crews and spectators must park on Hwy 139 before (South of) the aid station and walk to the aid station. ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING on the highway North of the aid station as riders are on the highway for this section. State Troopers will ticket you.

This aid station is the turnaround point (and only aid station) for the 50-mile riders.

This aid station will be used by the 50, 75, 100, and 125 riders as their first and last aid station of their course.

Aid Station #1 will close at 7:00 pm.

 

Aid Station #2 – Prairie Canyon Outbound Rider Mile 39 (inbound see details below) 4 Rd and Prairie Canyon Rd.

Directions from aid #1 Directions from Fruita

Aid Station Captain

Melissa Newell – 573-864-5504

! CAUTION DRIVERS ! One mile before you reach Aid #2, you will enter the race course. Riders will be approaching Southbound on 4 Rd. and crossing both lanes to continue on course. You will be sharing the road with two-way auto traffic and riders racing. When you leave the aid station. Remember, riders will still be on this road!

Status

75 Pass once, North to South Outbound riders 100 | 125

Inbound riders 100 | 125

 For the 75 riders, this will be their second aid station before heading back to Aid #1.

For the 100 riders, this will be their second and third aid station—they will return here at mile 57 and before heading back to Aid #1.

For the 125 riders, this will be their second and fourth aid station—they will return here at mile 84 and then head back to Aid #1.

Aid Station #2 will close at 5:30 pm

 

 

Aid Station #3 – Bryson Canyon Rd.

Outbound mile 60 – 125 milers only Book Cliffs Ridge Rd. and BLM 196 Directions from aid #2

You must take the paved road (4 Rd) South from Aid #2 to route to Aid #3. DO NOT DRIVE BACKWARDS ON COURSE FROM AID #2. DO NOT TAKE THE 100/125 DIRT ROUTE 1/4 MILE SOUTH OF AID #2.

Directions from Fruita

Aid Station Captains

Jim Reed & Western Slope ATV Association

!CAUTION DRIVERS! Four miles before you reach Aid #3, you will enter the race course. Riders will enter the paved road from the WEST (right) and continue 4 miles up to the aid station. Though the road is paved, it has many potholes and sees extensive truck traffic. USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN PASSING RIDERS.

 This is mile 61 for the 125 milers. From here, they loop back to aid two. Reverse your map directions if you plan to meet your rider back at aid #2. DO NOT DRIVE FORWARDS ON THE COURSE FROM AID #3 BACK TO AID #2.

 Aid Station #3 will close at 3:00 pm

 

SCHEDULE

 All activities except for Aid Stations are located at Fruita Civic Pavilion Park Aid station locations and maps are in the Crew/Support Manual

Friday, May 3

 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Fruita Fat Tire Festival

2:30 – 8:30 pm Co2uT packet pick up

7:30 – 8:00 Rider Meeting and Welcome

Saturday, May 4

 7:00 am    125 mile UtahRaptor Start

7:30 am    100 mile Triceratops Start

8:00 am    75 mile Stegosaurus Start

8:45 am    50 mile Pterodactyl Start

9:15 am    30 mile Fruitadens Start

11:00 am    Anticipated first finishers, 30 and 50 mile

11:00 am    Beer Garden, BBQ and Gear Sale open

1:30 pm      Awards for 30 mile, 50 mile 75 mile

2:00 pm    Overall Awards for 100 and 125 (no age groups yet)

3:00 pm    Aid Station #3 closes (125 mile only)

4:30 pm    Age Group Awards 100 and 125 milers

5:30 pm    Aid Station #2 closes (inbound 100 aid #3, 125 aid #4)

7:00 pm    Aid station #1 closes (inbound 100 aid #4, 125 aid #5)

8:00 pm    Beer Garden closes, BBQ (we’ll keep beer and food on hand for any late arrivals.)

 

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Co2uT 2024 Event Schedule

May 1, 2024 |by morganmurri@netscape.net | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

Co2uT Events Schedule Friday 5.3.24

 

Fat Tire Festival at Fruita Civic Pavilion Park

Merchandise booth open 4-6 pm

Yoga with Sparky – In the park (TBD)

2:30pm – 8:00pm Co2uT Packet Pick Up Civic Pavilion Park 325 East Aspen Avenue

7:30pm – 8pm Rider Meeting and Welcome, Civic Park, under the tent.

 

Co2uT Events Schedule Saturday 5.04.24

 

All activities are located at Fruita Civic Pavilion Park

7:00 am – 125 mile Utah-Raptor Start

7:30 am – 100 mile Triceratops Start

8:00 am – 75 mile Stegosaurus Start

8:45 am – 50 mile Pterodactyl Start

9:15 am – 30 mile Fruitadens Start

 

11:00 am – First finishers, 30 and 50 mile expected

11:00 am – Beer Garden, Food and Gear Sale open

1:30 pm – Awards for 30 mile, 50 mile 75 mile

2:00 pm – Overall Awards for 100 and 125 (no age groups yet)

4:30 pm – Age Group Awards 100 and 125 milers

5:30 pm – Aid #2 closes (inbound 100 aid #3, inbound 125 aid #4)

7:00 pm – Aid station 1 closes (inbound 100 aid #4, inbound 125 aid #5)

8:00 pm – Beer Garden closes, Food ends (we’ll keep beer and food on hand for any late arrivals.)

 

FRUITA FAT TIRE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Details available here

 

Fat Tire Festival located at Fruita Civic Pavilion Park

 

FRIDAY 05.3.24

18 Rd Bike Demo Venue

8a — Event Opens—“Pre-Registered & Day Of” Festival & Demo Pass may be picked up or purchased at White Registration Tent.
10a — Guided Ride (Fest Pass Holders).  Beg to Intermediate Level Trail.
10a — Fun at the Bike Demo !!
1p — Guided Ride (Fest Pass Holders).  2 Skill Levels to choose from.
3p — Event Closes.  Head To Downtown Fruita for Music & Ska Brewing Beer

Downtown Fruita Outdoor Recreation Venue

11a — Event Opens.
1p — Food Trucks Open
4p — Observed Trials Bicycle Demonstration.
4p — Beer Tent Open – Ska Brewing Beer Tent by COPMOBA

4p — Fun Times!
5p — Live Music – Rhema Music Main Stage.  Wowzer
7p — Lighting of the Firepit.
7:30p — Live Music – Rhema Music Main Stage.  DJ Leonitis
9:15p — LAST CALL for SKA Brewing Beer and Food.
9:30p — Rhema Music Main Stage wraps up.
10p — Event Closes for the night.

SATURDAY 05.4.24

18 Rd Bike Demo Venue

8a — Event Opens — “Pre-Registered & Day Of” Festival & Demo Pass may be picked up or purchased at White Registration Tent.
10a — Guided Ride (Fest Pass Holders).  Beg to Intermediate Level Trail.
10a — Fun times at the Bike Demo!!
1p — Guided Ride (Fest Pass Holders).  2 Skill Levels to choose from.
3p — Event Closes.  Head To Downtown Fruita for Music & Ska Brewing Beer

Downtown Fruita Outdoor Recreation Venue

7a — CO2UT Main Rides Begin.  See Co2uT Courses & FAQs – Desert Gravel for more information.

10a —- Over the Edge Free Day Community Bicycle Repair (to 12a)
12a — Observed Trials Bicycle Demonstration.
11a — Food Open
12a — Kids MTB Rodeo
2p — Beer Tent Open – Ska Brewing Beer Tent by COPMOBA
3p — Observed Trials Bicycle Demonstration.

4p — Fun times!
5p — Live Music – Rhema Music Main Stage. Jonny Strykes
7p — Lighting of the Firepit.
7:30p — Live Music – Rhema Music Main Stage. The CORDOVAS !!
9:15p — LAST CALL for SKA Brewing Beer and Food.
9:30p — Rhema Music Main Stage wraps up.
10p — Event Closes for the night

SUNDAY 05.5.24

18 Rd Bike Demo Venue

8a — Event Opens — “Pre-Registered & Day Of” Festival & Demo Pass may be picked up or purchased at White Registration Tent.
1p — Event Closes.  Downtown event open until 2p

Downtown Fruita Outdoor Recreation Venue

9a — Event Opens, Thanks for coming!
2p — FFTF Event Closes.

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Co2uT 2024 official Courses

April 21, 2024 |by morganmurri@netscape.net | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

Dino-Mite riders! Every Dino has been ridden, reviewed, edited and improved and they are ready to bring it! Are you?

We strongly encourage each of you to open your map in RideWithGPS and review your course in detail before Co2uT. This year we have added several notes, locations, caution points, highlights and details to each course map file.

All courses, all routes within Co2uT take place on public open roads and you must obey the traffic laws, stripes and signs and ALWAYS stay right.

For all of you – This year we will depart Fruita going north on 17rd, then 16rd. The first 3 miles of the route is through residential neighborhoods and narrow. Law enforcement will be out and will remove you from the event for crossing the center line. Please – Keep it chill and stay in your lane. Plenty of time to gas it once you hit 16 rd.

The 30 mile course goes on it’s own at mile 14, turning right.

The 50,75,100,125 course continues straight, all on the same route to aid #1 mile 23 where the 50 milers will turn around.

The 75,100,125 continue together to aid 2, mile 39 with the 100 and 125 leaving the asphalt soon after. (We will post a YouTube video later in the week to show the flow for the 75,100,125 here)

INBOUND, all course will come out onto the asphalt at 18rd.13 miles from the finish. This is a very busy road and area for mountain bikers. Pay attention for traffic and other riders. 2 miles after hitting the asphalt on 18 rd ALL COURSES will take a hard left, across traffic back onto dirt. This 4 mile section is a bit tricky, plenty of ruts and dips but we promise you, it is WAY better than the groad and traffic of 18rd. Keep it chill and pay attention. You’ll come back onto 18rd for â…” mile of hell groad before nice sweet asphalt all the way to the finish line.

For all of you – once you hit the gravel on 16Rd. and before you come back to asphalt on 18rd. You will experience Desert Gravel. A beautiful, blissful challenge of varied terrain, surfaces and topography! We are confident, regardless of the Monster you’ve chosen to tame, this journey will be more challenging and more rewarding than you expected. That is our point – to challenge your inner self and your physical self more than you wanted too.

The title of Dino Wrangler doesn’t come easy. You gotta earn it. We are confident that you will and you will be the happier for it.

My final words of wisdom are simply but true.

If (when) you think you’ve had enough, when you can’t believe there is yet another one of those 200 yard ass kicking hills to climb, a section of Dino Breeding grounds to cross, or miles yet to go before you finish…

When you are down, look up! It is freaking beautiful out here – Remind yourself how lucky you are to have the body, the mind, the fitness to tame a seriously legit piece of this amazing place we call Desert Gravel. To ride your bike 30,50,80,100,125 miles across a landscape so remote, so challenging, so beautiful is a day you will remember. An accomplishment you won’t soon forget.

Peace, love and gravel on our friends – We will see you all soon!

Morgan, Grace, Kevin and the rest of the herd of Dino Wranglers

Co2uT final Course 4.18.24

30 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46274934

50 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46276334

75 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46276501

100 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46276079

125 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46276660

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Co2uT 2024 Official Riders Manuals

April 19, 2024 |by morganmurri@netscape.net | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

ALL RIDERS MUST READ EVENT MANUAL

Co2Ut 2024 Rider’s Manual

Fruitadens – 30 Mile riders must read supplement manual

Co2Ut 2024 30-mile Rider’s Manual

Pterodactyl – 50 Mile riders must read supplement manual

Co2Ut 2024 50-mile Rider’s Manual

Stegosaurus – 75 Mile riders must read supplement manual

Co2Ut 2024 75-mile Rider’s Manual

Triceratops – 100 Mile riders must read supplement manual

Co2Ut 2024 100-mile Rider’s Manual

Utah-Raptor – 125 Mule riders must read supplement manual

Co2Ut 2024 125-mile Rider’s Manual

 

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Rexy 2023 results link

October 6, 2023 |by morganmurri@netscape.net | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

We will update aid station splits throughout the day, approximately every 45 minutes

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