We know Gravel We know Endurance

Expert help to make the most of your experience

We know and we love suffering –

We also know that there are two kinds of suffering.

One – In which you are prepared and ready for it. Taking what comes, rolling with the punches (or hills in this case) and having the fitness and preperation to push on and hang strong through the finish – no matter the distance, weather, flat tires or elevation.

Two – The other suffering comes when you’re not prepared, your fitness or your planning is weak and every obstacle, no matter how small grinds you down, erodes your confidence and turns your day into a matter of survival, not fun.

Come as you may but we hope you choose, as we do, suffering option #1. To that end we are here to help!

Desert Gravel founder and Co2uT course maestro Morgan Murri is also a renowned endurance coach and ultra-distance racer.

He’s put together five different ways to help you be more prepared.

1 – Tips and advice. Within our blog that covers general fitness and gravel questions as well as specific insights into preparation for Co2uT – Sign up here for continued updates.

2 – Training plans. Coach Morgan has written and sold extensive training plans through Training Peaks for ultra-endurance events like Dirty Kanza, DKXL, and Leadville 100 . These plans sell for $74-$149. For the inaugural year of Co2uT Morgan is providing you this level of plan for free with your entry. That’s right. Free. These 12-week training plans will be available July 1st and ready to start you on July 20th for a total cost of $0. Simply because we want you to join us in the desert ready to kick some Dino ass!

3 – Recon rides. We are so stoked to share our secret with you. We invite all of you to come out any Saturday starting in August to recon a section of Co2uT. Meet our monsters, see the beauty and get the inside sneak-peak on what is on the agenda come 10/10/2020. Sign up here for schedule updates.

4 – Training camps. (Date pending COVID clearance) For a limited few of you, we have space for a 3-day on course training camp. Actually we are offering two camps. Go here for details

One camp for everybody/anybody.

A second camp women only.

Come stay with us, ride with us, dine with us and celebrate with us.

Late to the party? Join one of these camps and secure your entry into this year’s race. Go here for details.

5 – Custom, personal, coaching. If you truly want to be as prepared as possible for everything these monsters are going to throw at you Coach Morgan has a limited number of one – on – one, bespoke training slots available. Check out his coaching website to learn more. www.amazeyourself.life

TRAINING CAMPS

Desert Gravel - We're here to help!

Our Team

We are gravel – Passionate riders, racers, guides, and coaches. We are committed to keeping it real, having a blast and making it hard. We believe in inclusion, community, sustainability and paying it forward. 

Morgan Murri

Chief Dino Wrangler

Event director, creator and designer of Desert Gravel & Co2uT

Morgan grew up nearby on the shores of Lake Powell and has been intimately familiar with the region for 40+ years.

A dedicated ultra-endurance racer. Winner of the Desert Rats 150-mile Kokopelli Trail Race, Course record holder in the Hoodoo 300-mile and 500-mile road race, Badwater and Marathon Des Sables finisher – Morgan LOVES the desert.

His 9th overall finish at the 350-mile DKXL inspired Morgan to bring world class gravel to the desert.

“I believe in my heart and soul the ‘endless’ adventure we’ve created for you here at Desert Gravel & Co2uT will solidify your love affair with the desert too!”  Morgan Murri

Jen Barbour

Team Evergreen Executive Director

Jen Barbour

  • Executive Director at Team Evergreen Cycling
  • Head cheerleader for the Co2uT, Triple Bypass, Beti Bike Bash, Mount Evans Hill Climb and Floyd Hill Enduro
  • Three Time Dirty Kanza finisher
  • Strength:  False intimidation
  • Weakness:  Shiny objects
  • “A little grit in your teeth and dust in your eyes in exchange for gorgeous, carless gravel roads is the perfect Colorado experience.  We are thrilled to play a part in keeping the dirty side up on the Western Slope.” Jen

Reese Ruland

Queen Gravel Ambassador

  • Pro Amature adventure rider, ultra runner, race organizer, French Bulldog owner
  • Reese will tell you she is an ultra trail runner first and endurance cyclist second, but she certainly has been spending a lot of time on the bike these days. She dabbles in racing but truly loves researching new ride locations and finding challenging routes all over the country.
  • She’s won some races, but more importantly, she’s eaten a lot of snacks, made some amazing friends and seen beautiful places along the way.
  • Strength- Taking photos of her Frenchie, named Loaf.
  • Weakness- Cute dogs
  • “There is something about the desert, perhaps its absolute vastness, or harshness, that has seemed to always capture the hearts and minds of thinkers, writers, and explorers. And now, so it seems, its call is being heard and answered by gravel riders. I’m not even mad about it.” – Reese

Jessica Palt

Business

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Training Camp AGENDA

2 nights, 2 full days,  60-80miles, experience the terrain, test your monster – Ride with our experts – Learn skills and tips – Have a BLAST!

All gatherings will respect social distancing and will be done outside unless weather is extreme. All food will be individually served or packaged. NO “buffet” style. Mask “buffs” will be provided and may be required if the weather requires us to move into tighter quarters.

Evening Arrival and Check-in

Friday, TBA 2020 - Welcome Dinner

4:00PM

Check-in

4:00PM - 7:00PM

Check in, say hello and settle in.

6:00PM

Happy Hour - Mixer. Outside (Weather permitting) or in hotel meeting space

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Breaking bread (garlic bread!) and sharing a beer or glass of wine from our local breweries and vinyards – The perfect way to meet our team and your fellow riders.

7:00PM

Co2uT welcome and Team Intro

7:00PM - 7:15PM

A brief welcome, team introduction and overview of tomorrow’s schedule

7:15PM

Dinner from our famous Hot Tomato Pizzeria!

7:15PM - 8:45PM

Killer pizza, awesome people and cold beer. Is there a better way to kick off camp?

Training Camp - Come ride with us - Meet the Monsters - Up close & Personal

Join us to make the most of your race experience

Camp - All-inclusive

Gravel is about riding and community. Gravel camp is about riding and making friends in the desert. So, we encourage you to go “all-inclusive” and stay together, dine together and ride together.

In addition to killer camp kit, plus, 3 days of riding, skills, drills advice and insight. This package includes your lodging, breakfast, lunch, dinner. On course snacks and fuel. Post-ride beer and wine. Race entry, vendor swag and amazing photos and video or your trip.

$1680

Full Camp - no lodging

We get it – sometimes you need to get away from your get away.

This package includes everything the all-inclusive camp does but you handle your own lodging.

In addition to killer camp kit, plus, 3 days of riding, skills, drills advice and insight. This package includes your, breakfast, lunch, dinner. On course snacks and fuel. Post-ride beer and wine. Race entry, vendor swag and amazing photos and video or your trip.

$1480

Group Rides

Want to get a sneak-peak and meet the Monsters before the world does?

Come out and join us for a group ride! Beginning in late summer, each weekend we’ll head out and visit the key area’s of each course. Click here to get own our email list and stay in the loop and ensure you stay up to date on all the action!

Free. Fun and suffering included.

Desert Gravel, U.S.A.

Presented by Team Evergreen

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