by morganmurri@netscape.net |May 6, 2021 | 0 Comments | Co2uT Updates 2021, race updates

Just over two weeks to go gravelers! Can you feel it?

Official and Final maps for all courses will be coming soon. IF you’ve downloaded any maps previously delete them now to avoid confusion.



Co2uT Gravel Race sets to reopens Registration!

by morganmurri@netscape.net |Jan 11, 2021 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

Co2uT registration sets to reopen! Thursday morning January 14th it is ladies only for 24 hours followed by general registration Friday, January 15th, 8 a.m. MST. Slots in all distances are limited.

Text your friends, set your alarm clock you don’t want to miss this one.

2020 is in the rear-view mirror – vaccines are a real (slow but real) thing and our optimism is full stoke for 2021.

Therefore, we’ve reset the date for Co2uT, our kick-ass gravel race/event. Late May in our region is ideal gravel weather with cool mornings and evenings and beautiful daytime temps so it’s May 22nd, 2021 for your chance to meet your monster!


75 million years ago dinosaurs ruled this region and we are bringing them back!

Whatever your gravel appetite we’ve got a monster just for you –

The menu begins with our cute little Fruitadens 30 miler

Steps up to our 70 mile cute but sassy Stegosaurus

Stops on up to our tough, solid 100 mile Triceratops

Then the tenaciously tough 125 mile Utahraptor

And finally, for the truly brave 190 mile Allosaurus!


All riders get a complimentary 16 week handcrafted training plan specific to each distance by Amaze Your Self Coaching professional cycling coach Morgan Murri to help you fully prepare. For the full immersion preparation, we have 3 training camps on course with a specific focus to get you ready!


Event video can be found here

Event details can be found here

Registration information here

Camp information here

Fruita and Grand Junction info here


We hope you are brave enough to join us and be one of the lucky few to say “Co2uT? I did it first!”


Come friends and Gravel on!”

With great sadness Co2uT is postponed –

by morganmurri@netscape.net |Sep 8, 2020 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

Eternally optimistic – We’ll always be.

Committed, to you our riders, and the members of our community.

COVID – wins this round but we’re in this for the long grind (gravel style).

Round 2 – April 24th~!

Want to know more about the postponement? See Desert Gravel founder Morgan Murri’s message here.

Gravel on~

The end is in sight –

by morganmurri@netscape.net |Apr 13, 2020 | 0 Comments | blog, sneak peak

Has this been the longest ever 45 days or what?

Last week seems a month ago, a month ago feels like a year and Happy New Year 2020 seems, well… like a childhood dream, foggy and faded.

For many, especially those new to the desert, the vastness and solitude can feel overwhelming and lonely. When you spend time here though – get to know it as I have and my young family is learning, the warmth isn’t just the desert heat (God knows it can get cold here). The warmth comes from the peace and calm of it all. The way the light cuts through crystal blue skies, shifts, and shimmers from the stone walls and red sands. The colors, bright and vibrant in one direction, diffused and soft in another. In each direction a completely unique beauty and perspective.

I’ve spoken and written about, videoed and photographed, driven and ridden to “Endless” a LOT. It’s easy to see I am completely infatuated with this spot. Over time I’ve realized it’s incredibleness is lost in translation. Lindsay sees my videos, photos and hears my stories and says, “Looks pretty stark.” “What’s that mountain in the background, you can’t really see?” “Is that cow poop there in the foreground?”

My infatuation has deepened to the point that I started to second guess my feelings. Oscillating back and forth from it’s a tired relic in the desert to it’s so cool I’m afraid to tell anyone where it is… So much so that I haven’t shared it with a living soul in person. Until now. In an effort to find something special to do with my most immediate family for Easter  (we historically gather our larger extended family in Moab each Easter) and honor social distancing rules, I took my “girls” Lindsay, little Quinn and Vega and introduced them to Endless.

To my great relief, they couldn’t believe it. The La Sal mountains really are right there! Quinn couldn’t get enough of the cow poop and loved rolling her wheels through it. Vega thought the sticks strewn about were super cool, and everyone loved the incredibly unique paint jobs that adorn each side of this rustic Icon. As I gushed, and we all took it in – breathing the crisp, dry, incredibly clean desert air, we hugged, thanked God we are all healthy, and for the first time in a 45 day, eternity agreed that everything is going to be alright. The end is in sight.

I cannot wait to launch C02uT and introduce Endless to the gravel world. And, to hear what each of you that get the honor of riding so far to see her think about this magical spot in the desert.

Gravel on –


How’s the climbing @DesertGravel?

by morganmurri@netscape.net |Apr 13, 2020 | 0 Comments | blog, course info, sneak peak | ,

Our elevation gain is significant. That said – we like it in short and steep increments. Here is a sample.