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Co2uT 2023 link to all rider information newsletter

May 1, 2023 | | Co2uT 2023

Greetings Gravelers!

Your Monster awaits, [FIRSTNAME]. Are you fit? Are you nervous? Are you ready for us? We are READY for you!

Welcome to Co2uT 2023 – With gratitude, we thank you for joining us.

Ride Guides, Maps, Schedules, Locations, and Crewing information.

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 drain your battery – so we recommend a bike computer with the phone for backup and emergencies. Or a backup power pack for your phone.)

Step One

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 CO2UT2023 – (all CAPS)

“Download Manual”

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.

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.

Review of course maps.

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 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

Participants who want to sync routes to their bike computers will either need to Pin a route from our website and sync wirelessly or manually load the route file onto their device.

Garmin users who want to wirelessly load routes will first need to have the “Courses” option set up using the steps here:

Wahoo users will need to have the Ride with GPS account linked using the steps here:

After you have set either of those up, you can visit the route page they want to add to your device and click Pin in the upper left corner:

30 miler:

50 miler:


100 miler:

125 miler:

Morning Shakeout ride:

Afternoon shakeout ride:

The next time you sync your device, you will be able to navigate the route.

If you want to manually load a route to a Garmin, they can follow these steps:

All Map files can be found here

website. On that page, you can either scroll for each different document or use the search box.


What’s next?

The weather is looking awesome, perhaps even a bit too awesome. It may be warm (and breezy) on race day. Get your hydration and wardrobe dialed. We will send updates 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 @DesertGravel


Changing Categories. Riders wishing to change your category up or down may do so through May 5thvia your registration confirmation. You may change to any category that is not full. Once a category is full, you cannot move into it, and after May 5th, categories cannot be changed.


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.

Saturday Morning at 10 am. Shakeout Ride – A Big Thank you to Rice or Die Collective for hosting. Details in the Ride Guide Schedule.  23-miles of sweet preview of the start and finishing miles or all course. This ride is primarily asphalt.

Saturday Afternoon 2 pm. Shakeout Ride – Hosted by our partners at the Colorado Summer of Gravel Race Series. Details in ride guide. This route starts at the 18Rd MTB trailhead and covers 20 miles fo the 50,75,100, 125 mile courses.

Don’t forget our “Run from the Dino” 5k fun run Saturday Morning at 8 am at the Dinosaur Journey Museum! You can register here.

Alright [FIRSTNAME], dive in, study up, and strap on those chaps and spurs – it’s about time to


Safe travels, and see ya soon,

The Dino Wranglers