Crew and Support Manual Co2uT 2022
Welcome; we are honored to have you join us at Co2uT 2022. 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 and is also responsible for their, your, and each other rides safety while riding Co2uT. We have created this document with this forefront in our minds and require that you shall obey these instructions, directions, and rules if attending a Co2uT aid station.
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 Pavillion Park 325 E. Aspen Avenue in Fruita
Each aid station has a map from Fruita, and from one aid station to the next (if there is one) IE Aid Station #1 to Aid station #2.
Rule 1. 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.
Rule 2. 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.
Rule 3. 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.
Rule 4. If your rider needs to be removed from a course in a non-emergency situation and you want to get them, please – call Grace at 970-471-5480 or Morgan (if Grace 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.
Aid Station locations and directions.
The 30-mile route aid station is not accessible.
Aid station #1 (outbound riders 50, 75, 100, 125), Aid #3 (inbound 75 mile) and Aid #5 (inbound 100 & 125 mile). Located 11 miles north of Loma on hwy 139.
https://goo.gl/maps/c5M3aheybTZrzTQe9 (if this link says you are going to a school – you’re not. But the directions are correct.)
Crew must park BEFORE the aid station and walk to the aid station. ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING on the hwy North of the aid station as riders are on the highway for this section. State Troopers will ticket you.
Rider mile 23, outbound.
This aid station will be used by the 50,75,100, and 125 riders as their first and last aid station of their course.
This aid station is the turnaround point (and only aid station) for the 50-mile riders.
Aid station #2 (turn around for 75) and Aid #4 (inbound riders-100 & 125). 4rd and Prairie Canyon Rd. 75, 100, and 125 milers only.
Directions from aid #1. https://goo.gl/maps/82bJsvRDjd1FsjAq6
Directions from Fruita. https://goo.gl/maps/u2KsxBNGyncS7S6d7
!CAUTION! One mile before you get to this aid station, riders will be entering the road. 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!
For the 75, 100, and 125 (outbound), this is rider mile 39, 100 and 125 will continue on, 75 riders will head back to aid #1
For the 100 riders, this will also be their aid #3, and they will return here at mile 57 and then head back to aid #1.
For the 125 riders, this will also be their aid #4, and they will return here at mile 84 and then head back to aid #1.
Aid station #3. Bryson Canyon Rd. 125 milers only.
YOU MUST TAKE THE PAVED ROAD SOUTH LEAVING AID #2 to head to aid 3
Directions from aid #2 https://goo.gl/maps/uVw77QFLQjELpUpFA
\Directions from Fruita https://goo.gl/maps/vS1ak7mT7piBCPUL8
!CAUTION! For four miles before you get to this aid station, riders will be racing on this paved road!
Additionally, use extra caution as you approach the aid station as riders make a hard left into you at this intersection.
This is mile 60 for the 125 milers. From here, they head back to aid two. Reverse your map directions if you plan to meet your rider at aid #2.KEEP READING
Full Schedule – Co2uT 2022
10:00 am Physio Racing Shake out ride 20 mile course preview. Route in your route file. Start/Finish 18rd. North Fruita Desert (add 10 20 miles if you begin and end in town.
2pm – 8pm Packet Pick Up Fruita Rec Center
7:30pm – 8pm Rider Meeting and Welcome, Civic Park, under the tent
All activities located at Fruita Civic Pavilion Park
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 Pterodctyl Start
9:15 am – 30 mile Fruitadens Start
11:00 am – First finishers, 30 and 50 mile expected
11:00 am – Beer Garden, Food Trucks 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)
5:00 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 Trucks Close (we’ll keep beer and food on hand for any late arrivals.)
8:00 am Rexy – Queen of the Desert and little Moe VIP registration opens!
If you would like to access your maps on your lap or desktop – And or, download the files for your bike computers you can find them all here. From this link, you can download all the various file types to upload into your cycling computer as well as download Cue Sheets.
It is getting real – can you feel the dino love, [FIRSTNAME]? Are you fit? Are you afraid? Are you ready for us? We are READY for you!
First Things First, Welcome – Please take just a few minutes for a course update and welcome video here
Ride Guides, Maps, Schedule, Locations, and Crewing information.
Thanks to dynamo technology from RidewithGPS ALL of our information will be downloaded into your phone. Not only will this provide a one-stop-shop, but this will also ensure that if you don’t have a cycling computer route navigation will be on your phone. (Please remember – GPS nav on your phone does pull on your battery – so, we always recommend a bike computer with the phone for backup and emergencies! Or a backup power pack for your phone.)
Download the free RidewithGPS app to your phone here and create an account.
Once you are in your account on your phone, go to the “MORE” tab.
In the “More” tab select “Open Shortcut” and enter CO2UT2022 – (all CAPS)
Voila! You are in like a yucca spine to a shin!
Now – Carve out a nice slice of coffee, beer, wine, or tea time and review the information.
Our dino world is at your fingertips. How cool is that?
Your mandatory reading ride guide and route-specific guides are here. Your Crew information is here. All locations are here. The full schedule is here. Everything you need to know, on your phone.
Maps are worth highlighting.
Please, take the time to open the interactive map of your specific course on your phone. Using the 75-mile route as an example below you will see several icons. On your phone, you can zoom into each of these, tap it (also tap to close it) and get the very specific information at various mileage points across your route. Getting familiar with the key points along your course will provide you with confidence, highlights, caution points, aid stations, and course split points. We promise you – that it’s worth getting familiar with your route. (and for those of you that may drop down mid-event to a shorter option, get familiar with that route too).
If you want to view your interactive map on your full-size computer you can find all maps here
Example Screenshot of the 75-mile route
The weather is looking awesome, perhaps even a bit too awesome. It may be pretty warm (and breezy) on race day. Get your hydration and wardrobe dialed. We will send updates next week with current details.
We will post several short videos highlighting key points along the routes. Things like course splits, major junctions, etc. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be in the know and/or follow us on Instagram or Facebook @DeserGravel
We’re not full yet
We do have a bit of room in the longer courses so get those riders on the fence to take the plunge – It’s going to be awesome.
[FIRSTNAME], Do you know someone that wants to lend a hand?
If you have someone coming along that likes to be involved without being on a bike we do need a few more volunteers (If they pull a 4 hour plus shift we’ll even add a complimentary entry to 2023) – plus a shirt or socks to the thank you bucket!
A huge shout out to The Pros Closet for stepping up and taking on an entire aid station! Plus – adding a sweet promo for free shipping with code DESERTDINO check them out!
Friday Morning Shakeout Ride – A Big Thank you to Physio Racing for hosting. Details in the Ride Guide Schedule. Friday 10 a.m. 20-miles of sweet preview (or 40 miles if you want to ride to and from the kickoff point)
We’re working with Ride or Die Collective on an additional ride – either later in the day, or connecting into this one – Stay tuned.
Alright [FIRSTNAME], dive in, study up and strap on those chaps and spurs – it’s about time to
TAME YOUR MONSTER!
Safe travels and see ya soon,
The Dino Wranglers
Morgan, Grace, Jacquie, Jim, and Debra
Our goal is to showcase Desert Gravel with as many of you as possible. It’s a monumental effort and we love every moment of it, but, it takes a lot of volunteer support.
Our first priority is to motivate you to come to ride and experience this amazing terrain and beauty. But, if you can’t or you’re coming along with friends or family to check it out we’d love you to get involved and lend a hand. We have a variety of different ways to pitch in. Please click the pick for details on how you can help. We promise, somewhere along the way a very dusty, tired, and grateful Dino Wrangler will give you a most sincere “Thank You”. And, we’ll hook you up with an awesome Race T or Socks.