75-Mile Riders Manual, Co2uT-2022
This supplement contains information, rules, and details specific to your course.
You must also read the general riders manual for full event details.
Welcome to the Stegosaurus Course. She’s fun, she’s sassy, and yes, a bit of a sting! Stegosaurus is tough, we actually changed her up a bit this year to remove a little bit of the sting. But this is after all about you challenging yourself, redefining your possible, and coming out amazed. Plan well, ride smart, and believe in yourself. If you do, you’ll experience a deep sense of accomplishment and satisfaction knowing that you tamed the sassiest dino in the desert!
Things you need to know
Start time: 8:00 a.m. Downtown Fruita – Peach Street and Aspen.
All distances Begin in the parking lot on the north side of Civic Pavilion Park 325 East Aspen Avenue
8:00 a.m. Stegosaurus – 75 Miles
Parking for all distances is Fruita Monument High School. 1102 Wildcat Avenue, Fruita, CO 1.5 miles from the start. Be sure to allow enough time to ride safely to the start and obey all road rules and laws.
All Packets must be picked up Friday. There will be NO race day pick-up.
Packet pick location. Fruita Recreation Center 324 N Coulson St, Fruita CO
2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, April 22nd.
Neutral Start – First 7 miles is a Sheriff’s lead escort. Nice and easy
You will roll out of and back into Fruita on paved city streets. To keep you safe and give you time to find your groove the first 7 miles are “Neutral.” NO RACING. Just after hitting the gravel on 18 road be prepared for a right turn off the main road. Inbound be extra cautious when you re-enter this busier 7 miles and ride back into city streets and traffic. Remember! All roads are open and will be busy with cars the closer you get to town! You will finish right at the park.
Important course notes.
Mile 23 you will approach State Highway 139. You MUST stop before entering the highway. It is just ½ mile to aid station #1 and back on gravel. Please, use extra caution on this road. The median is wide. Use it to stay far right.
When you are coming inbound. You repeat this same ½ mile in the opposite direction. Again, use caution and stay far right.
Mile 36. CAUTION You will be coming down a very long, rugged downhill. At the bottom of this hill, you abruptly enter a busy, paved road, open to the public. STOP! Check traffic before turning right and heading to aid #2
Aid station #2 mile 38. Until this aid station, your course is the same as the 100, 125. At this aid station, you continue STRAIGHT North, on the asphalt road. All other routes turn left and stay on gravel. Pay attention and keep on the asphalt.
You are required to have a flashing red taillight on and operational for the entire event.
You will be allowed one drop bag that will be delivered to aid station #2. This is mile 38
You must CLEARLY LABEL the drop bag with your name and race number. Mark it well – you will be required to find your drop back on your own. The better you label it the more organized we’ll have it.
It needs to be a reasonable size (such as a race-tote, musette bag) or 6 pack cooler. Drop bags need to be dropped off prior to your start on Saturday morning at the start/finish area (this zone will be marked). Drop bags may not be retrievable after the race until Sunday morning at the finish area. Any items/bags not claimed by end of the day on Sunday, April 24th will be donated.
Stego is one heck of a course. You get amazing terrain, incredible views a wide variety of roads, and experiences all packed into a course that won’t keep you out there all day. This doesn’t mean it will be easy. We predict almost every rider, of every course, will finish and say “That was harder than I thought it would be.” For us (and we believe ultimately for you too) that is the point. Proving to yourself that you can overcome. When it gets hard, you feel discouraged, those questions and doubts creep into your mind try this. Smile. Relax those shoulders. Wiggle those fingers. Then… Look up and look around you. Take in how truly uniquely beautiful it is all around. Now – remind yourself of this…. You are on your bike, riding through the desert. You are healthy, you are strong. When we were all “locked down” you dreamed of this moment. Now live it, embrace it and finish it. We’re waiting for you. We believe in you. Pedal.