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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.