Co2uT 2022 100-Miler riders manual

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100-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 Triceratops Course. Don’t let the gentle nature of her lull you into a false sense of serenity. This course is more about the horns than the gentleness of this giant. To make it you will have to ride smart, push hard and plan well. If you do, you’ll experience a deep sense of accomplishment and satisfaction knowing that you tamed the ICONIC desert century.

Things you need to know

Start time: 7:30 a.m. Downtown Fruita – Peach Street and Aspen.

The official end of the 100-mile race: 8:00 p.m. Downtown Fruita. Peach Street and Aspen.

Start Location.

All distances Begin in the parking lot on the north side of Civic Pavilion Park 325 East Aspen Avenue

Start Time.

7:30 a.m. Triceratops – 100 Miles

Event Parking.

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.

Map from Parking lot to start.

Packet Pickup.

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.

At 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 #2 mile 38. Course Split!

You and the 125 riders turn left into the aid station and continue to the west. The 75mile route continues straight (North) on the asphalt.

Dropping Down

If you get to aid #2, mile 38, and feel like 62 more miles isn’t in the cards for you today you can “drop-down” to the 75 route here. Doing so, you will officially finish as a 75 miler. You will not be eligible for age group awards and you MUST notify an official at this aid station before continuing, providing your bib number and name.

Mile 44. Course Split!

Pay attention

This is where the 100 and the 125 depart. 100 milers slight left, 125 – hard right. From here on you alone get to ride straight down the Ut .Co. Co2uT border! Enjoy a few miles before swinging left back into Colorado.

Lights

You are required to have a flashing red taillight on and operational for the entire event.

Drop bags

You will be allowed one drop bag that will be delivered to aid station #2. This is mile 39 outbound and mile 61 inbound.

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.

Lastly and most importantly…

100 miles and over 5,000’ of gain is a big day. Add in wind, sand, more tough little climbs a lot of twists and turns, Triceratops will truly challenge you. If she starts to get you down… Doubt begins to creep in, your smile slips into a gritty, dusty frown and the dino breeding grounds have bruised more than your ego. Remember this. You are doing something that many cannot. You are brave. You are healthy. Just a few months ago you told yourself “I would give anything to just go to the desert and ride my bike.” That day is here and so are you. Look up, take it in. Truly – LOOK around you… and remind yourself how blessed you really are. Then, breathe deep, smile, and pedal on. We are waiting for you at the finish. WE believe in you. Now dig! Smile – Push. Repeat.

 

Co2uT 2022 125 miler riders manual

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125-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 UtahRaptor Course. Don’t tell everyone else but this is our favorite course. The additional 25 miles after the 100 course is the bomb (unless the Raptor Traps are in bloom – in that case, it can be a dusty bomb) you get it all.

To make it you will have to ride smart, push hard and plan well. If you do, you’ll experience a deep sense of accomplishment and satisfaction knowing that you tamed the fiercest monster of Co2uT.

Things you need to know

Start time: 7:00 a.m. Downtown Fruita – Peach Street and Aspen.

The official end of 125 race: 9:00 p.m. Downtown Fruita. Peach Street and Aspen.

Start Location.

All distances Begin in the parking lot on the north side of Civic Pavilion Park 325 East Aspen Avenue

Start Time.

7:00 a.m. UtahRaptor – 125 Miles

Event Parking.

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.

Map from Parking lot to start.

Packet Pickup.

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 is “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.

At 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 #2 mile 38. Course Split!

You and the 100 riders turn left into the aid station and continue to the west. The 75mile route continues straight (North) on the asphalt.

Mile 44. Course Split!

Pay attention

This is where the 100 and the 125 depart. 100 milers slight left, 125 – hard right. From here on you get to ride well into Utah

Aid #3 Mile 61

HEAVY VEHICLE TRAFFIC ON THIS PAVED 3 MILES. Very cautious here as aid station support vehicle traffic could be heavy.

Cut-Offs

Aid station #4 (same as aid station #2 outbound) mile 84. If severe weather moves in we may institute a cut-off here at 10 hours.

Aid Station #5 (Same as aid station #1 outbound, 25 miles from the finish.) Race mile 100, 13 hours after the official start time.

  • Additionally, any rider leaving aid station #5, between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. will be required to have an operational front light.
  • Official finish line, Downtown Fruita. Final cut-off 9:30 pm.

Drop Down

If you get to the course split at MILE 44 and feel like 80 more miles isn’t in the cards for you today you can “drop-down” to the 100 route here.

Take the 100 mile left turn to continue on the 100-mile route. In doing so, you will officially finish as a 100miler. You will not be eligible for age group awards and you MUST notify an official at the next aid station before continuing, providing your bib number and name.

Lights

You are required to have a flashing red taillight on and operational for the entire event. Any rider on course after 8 pm is required to have a white front light on and operational through the finish.

Drop bags

You will be allowed one drop bag that will be delivered to aid station #2. This is mile 39 outbound and mile 84 inbound.

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 until after the race, Sunday morning, 8am. at the finish area. Any items/bags not claimed by end of day, 5pm on Sunday, April 24th will be donated.

Course Splits and two-way traffic.

Your course rides with the 75 and 100 to mile 39 aid #2. Here the 75-mile course continues up the asphalt road. You and the 100 turn left, going through the aid station and heading west on gravel.

At mile 44 the 100 milers continue straight, you go right (west).

At mile 61, Aid #3 you turn left (south).

Lastly and most importantly…

125 miles and almost 7,000’ of gain is no joke. Add in wind, Raptor Traps a heck of a lot of twists and turns and the Utah Raptor will represent her reputation. Not if, but when, she gets you down… Doubt begins to creep in, your tears trail dust tracks down your cheeks and the dino breeding grounds have rattled your confidence. Remember this. You are brave. You are strong. You are healthy. Just a few months ago you told yourself “I would give anything to just go to the desert and ride my bike.!” That day is here and so are you. Look up, take it in. Truly – LOOK around you… and remind yourself how blessed you really are. Then, breathe deep, smile, and pedal on. We are waiting for you at the finish.

 

Co2uT 2022 – Crew and Support Manual

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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.

Co2uT 2022 full schedule

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Full Schedule – Co2uT 2022

 Friday 4.22.22

10:00 am Physio Racing Shake out ride 20 mile course preview. Route in your route file. Start/Finish 18rd. North Fruita Desert (add 10 20 miles if you begin and end in town.

2pm – 8pm Packet Pick Up Fruita Rec Center

7:30pm – 8pm Rider Meeting and Welcome, Civic Park, under the tent

 

Saturday 4.23.22

All activities located at Fruita Civic Pavilion Park

7:00 am – 125 mile UtahRaptor Start

7:30 am – 100 mile Triceratops Start

8:00 am – 75 mile Stegosaurus Start

8:45 am – 50 mile Pterodctyl Start

9:15 am – 30 mile Fruitadens Start

 

11:00 am – First finishers, 30 and 50 mile expected

11:00 am – Beer Garden, Food Trucks and Gear Sale open

1:30 pm – Awards for 30 mile, 50 mile 75 mile

2:00 pm – Overall Awards for 100 and 125 (no age groups yet)

5:00 pm – Age Group Awards 100 and 125 milers

5:30 pm – Aid #2 closes (inbound 100 aid #3, inbound 125 aid #4)

7:00 pm – Aid station 1 closes (inbound 100 aid #4, inbound 125 aid #5)

8:00 pm – Beer Garden closes, Food Trucks Close (we’ll keep beer and food on hand for any late arrivals.)

Sunday 4.24.22

8:00 am Rexy – Queen of the Desert and little Moe VIP registration opens!

 

Co2uT 2022 Master map files link

by [email protected] |Apr 13, 2022 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

Cheers Gravelers,

If you would like to access your maps on your lap or desktop – And or, download the files for your bike computers you can find them all here. From this link, you can download all the various file types to upload into your cycling computer as well as download Cue Sheets.

 

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