Rexy and Moe – Race Week, you need to know

by [email protected] |Oct 26, 2021 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

Howdy Gravelers!

Rexy and Moe are about to pounce – are you ready to bust a move and survive them?

We’ll keep this email streamlined and to the point. Just the facts. In a day or two, it’ll be one more update with the most current course and weather conditions.

Pre-Race

Packet Pick-up. Rexy and Moe. Friday evening 6pm – 9pm. Inside the building at Civic Pavillion Park 325 Aspen Avenue, Fruita, Co.

Riders Briefing and beer, Friday evening 8pm. not mandatory but very important course conditions update and open Q and A session. Packet pick-up room, Civic Pavillion Park.

Race Morning Packet Pick-up Rexy and Moe. Saturday 5am – 5:30am Civic Pavillion Park 325 Aspen Avenue, Fruita Co.

MANDATORY REXY RIDER CHECK IN. 5:15AM – 5:45AM. ALL SOLO REXY RIDERS AND TEAM RIDER FOR FIRST LEG MUST VERIFY BIB WITH AN OFFICIAL AT THE STARTING AREA. 

Rexy start. 6:00am. Parking lot, Civic Pavillion Park, 325 Aspen Avenue, Fruita. Co 

Mandatory Lights, front and rear all Rexy starters. Light required all riders on course after 5:30pm

Neutral Roll out – Rexy riders. Following Sheriff, first 6-7 miles.

 

Moe starting line packet pick-up. 9:30am – 10:00am. Buzzards Belly General Store, Cisco UT.

MANDATORY MOE RIDER CHECK IN. 9:30AM – 10:00AM. ALL MOE RIDERS MUST VERIFY BIB WITH AN OFFICIAL AT THE STARTING AREA.

Moe start. 10:30am. Parking lot, Buzzards Belly general store. Cisco, UT.

On Course

All roads are open, public roads. Expect traffic, even in the most remote areas. ALL “rules of the road” and traffic laws are in effect for the entire route.

Bib number log-in. It is a huge desert out here and we can’t lose a single one of you. Please, take the 10-15 seconds required at each aid station for an official to log in your bib number and ride time at each aid station. We’ll update your position on the course via these check-ins for the world to follow along.

Aid Stations – All riders must visit all aid stations (see Bib numbers log-in above). Rexy riders. When you come into aid #3 at Cisco you come all the way into the aid station, check-in, and then go back the way you came for 1/4 of a mile. Immediately after crossing the railroad tracks take a hard left onto the gravel and head west, parallel to the tracks.

Alone Zones – Two areas on course exist where the road has washed out. Mile 35-ish on the Rexy route. And mile 121 Rexy, mile 7 for Moe route. These are a quick hop-off hop-on for riders but are impassible by car/4×4. As such our sweepers have to bypass these areas and catch you on the other side. Please, always look out for one another but especially so along here. If you know a rider is “back there” and in distress please let the sweep know when you see them. Those of you at or near the end of the train please let sweep know it’s “all clear” behind you, once they catch up. We’ll address these and other course “things to watch for” in the next update. 

In Distress – If you have an emergency call 911. If you are in distress, not an emergency but toasted, broken down or stranded in some way call Morgan first. 303-475-6053. Grace second 970-471-5480, Scott next 309-333-8296 onsight friend, family, crew last (and have them find us). We have sweep out there but they will be spread out and could be a long way away. Call us so we can zero someone in on you.

The Crux – Without a doubt, Cisco to Thompson Springs is the hammer on this route. Moe riders, you get it fresh so we add an exclamation point for you. Moe riders at mile 35 you will take a hard left to “The Overlook”. This one-mile up and one-mile back detour takes you to the best view in the region. To verify you made the trip you are required to remove a page from the book out there and present it to the aid staff in Thompson Springs. Rexy Riders at mile 148 you’re tired. If you get here close to or after dark there’s no reason to add the 2 miles. If you’re fortunate enough to get here before then we want you to dig deep and go check it out. It’s an option. But, if you put in the effort and pull a page from the book you’ll be rewarded with an incredible view and a 40 minute time bonus! It may help to know it’s all downhill from here to the Thompsons Springs aid station and then a nice long asphalt section for recovery. 

The Finish – Have faith, it will come! The climb up to Dubinky is long but it ends. Thank the desert goddess that the ever-present sand is gone due to the rain, so keep rolling! It is super important to know there are two Lone Mesa Campgrounds! The first one riders come to is NOT the correct one. The finish is at the Lone mesa GROUP Campground! Of course, this one is at the top of the hill!

Rest up, pack well, load those maps, and make a plan. Final announcements coming soon.

Hellz ya! – it’s about to go down and we are so stoked to see you!

Peace and Love – The Dino Wranglers

 

 

Rexy and Moe official riders handbook and rules

by [email protected] |Oct 20, 2021 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

 

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2021

Rexy and Moe Riders’ Manual

A “Must Read”

Welcome Riders to Rexy Queen of the Desert, with little Moe. Brought to you by Salsa Cycles – “Adventure by bike” and Desert Gravel “Like no other on Earth!”

Rexy, Queen of the Desert, was created in the spirit of adventure, self-discovery, competition, and challenge, with yourself as much or more than with fellow riders, doing so across an incredibly rugged, beautiful, and unique desert region of western Colorado and eastern Utah. We call this region home and welcome all of you to join us on this adventure across our backyard.

With distances of 90 and 200 miles, we’ve done what we can to provide a challenging option for riders looking to ride far and very far! Regardless of the option selected, we anticipate almost all of you will find this challenge more difficult than expected. We hope for you, ultimately the challenge, and overcoming it, is the point. For this reason, we ask you to take your preparation seriously. Your physical fitness, mental preparedness, equipment, nutrition plan, navigation systems, and clothing choices should all be dialed in and ready for race day.

On our end, we are working hard to keep you safe, making it fun and fine-tuning each course to reward you with a beautiful adventure. Below is information that applies to the entire event. Please keep in mind we reserve the right to change the rules, courses, routes, and guidelines or cancel the event at any time before or during the event to keep you safe.

The tough stuff

Weather It is essential to note we have had, and it looks like we will continue to receive an unusual amount of rain this month. As of this writing, the course conditions are ideal. That said, the intense rainstorms have overrun many of the washes and creek bottoms that come out of the BookCliffs – making ruts at the bottom of any “dip” common and, in some cases, extreme. Please pay attention, and riders MUST take any caution markers seriously.

This photo was taken earlier this week Rexy course mile 35.

“Wash out” Rexy course mile 35 10.15.21

The weather is almost always great here. Late October especially is generally ideal for riding. However, when it isn’t great, it can be bad.  A little rain makes riding incredible, with no dust, firm sand, excellent traction. A lot of rain, and it is game over. Period. If it rains significantly, the roads are impassable.

COVID-19

Our surrounding community and counties are seeing vaccination rates continuing to increase, and currently, no mandates exist. We will take a cautious approach and look out for not just your health but our community’s health. While masks are not mandatory, we ask that you use them in gathering points. Aid station food will be limited to pre-wrapped and packaged items to the extent possible.

Safety stuff

Traffic This event takes place on 100% open, public roads! Road rules and laws must be followed. Zero tolerance from us in this situation. You will be disqualified if we find you running stop signs, crossing yellow lines, etc. Once in the desert, it is remote, and you may feel all alone. Trust us; there could be a big Mac truck hauling ass right at you coming over that hill or around that corner. STAY ON THE RIGHT ALWAYS!

Race numbers, tracking, and timing

Your race plate number must be mounted on the front of your bike and visible at all times. Your number needs to be logged in at each aid station. Please, for us to keep track of you, let your crew, family, and friends stay updated on your progress; take 10 seconds at each aid station to pull in, get your number logged and head out.

Each aid station will update our timing HQ at 30-minute intervals with your rider number and the time you passed through each aid station. This data will then be updated to the semi-live tracking results allowing your fans and family to follow along. The better you are at helping us ensure we’ve collected your information at each aid station, the more accurately we can post your progress.

We will provide you with the website for this tracking function race week.

Lights

ALL 200 riders are required to have an operational and ON lighting system for the start of the race. All riders, both distances, must have a functional and ON lighting system after 6:30 pm. No rider will be allowed to leave any aid station after 5 pm without lights attached and ready to go. Period.

Navigation/Signage

ALL riders are required to carry and use GPS navigation for this event. Either a GPS-enabled computer or a smartphone. Our maps are created in Ride With GPS, and this app works very well on your Phone if you choose not to use a bike computer. If relying on your Phone, please carry an additional power supply. GPS navigation consumes significant battery. You do not want to be without navigation or your Phone in case of an emergency!

Final and official GPS files are included below. The course will be marked regularly and at major intersections. Look for large hot pink arrows at significant junctions and smaller red arrows at minor junctions. Double X’s XX means the wrong wayAny Caution or Danger sign is to be taken seriously! This signage will be BACK UP to your navigation. We cannot guarantee those course markings will remain in place, as they could be interfered with by cows or desert dwellers.

Maps

****Course viewpoint option*** Moe riders, your course includes a rugged one mile out and back (2 miles total) that takes you to the most incredible overlook in the region. This turnout is at mile 34.8. You are required to remove a page from the book at this location and take it with you to your aid station #1, Thompsons Springs, as evidence you made the detour. Riders not taking a page or opting out of this incredible view will be assessed a 30 minute time penalty. 

“Rexy overlook” Mile 36, Moe, Bonus mile 148 Rexy

***REXY riders, if you choose to take in this viewpoint and add a bonus 2 miles and a priceless photo to your day (before dark) and bring a page of the book to the Thompson Springs aid station, your #4, we will give you a 30 minute time BONUS! Your ride mile for the turn is 148.

Official course maps

Rexy Official Map as of 10.17.2021 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32148290

Moe Official Map as of 10.17.2021 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36201312

Do not use previously posted maps as changes could be made. We reserve the right to change, adjust, amend any course due to weather, safety, or environmental concerns at any point before or during the event.

The good stuff

Rexy Neutral Start To help with the traffic concerns, keep you safe, and get you warmed up and ready, you will have a 7-mile neutral start lead out by the Sheriff.

Aid stations Gravel is about adventure and self-reliance. In the spirit of this, many gravel events don’t provide aid stations. That’s cool, and we ride many of those events. But we want to add this support so you can focus less on what to carry and more on the views. Skratch Labs provide primary race nutrition, bars, crispy cakes, and hydration electrolytes. Water bottle refilling will be “self-serve” at all aid stations. Additionally, you can expect pickles, salty options (various chips), sweet options (various cookies), bananas, and Pepsi.

Drop bags We will take drop bags to aid #2 – mile 78, aid #3 – Cisco Mile 114, aid #4 Thompson Springs Mile 154 (Moe Mile 40), aid #5 Mile 172 (Moe mile 58), and the finish line.

Drop bags need to be a reasonable size (small duffle, daypack, etc.) No suitcases, coolers, tents, sleeping bags, etc. You MUST label your bag(s) with your name and bib number.

***Drop bags for aid 2, #3 will be returned to Fruita and will not be available for pick up unit Sunday morning in Fruita. Drop bags for aid #3, #4, and #5 will be taken to the finish line, and while we will do what we can to make a trip or two Saturday evening/night, likely, they will not make it to the finish line until early Sunday morning.

Awards Both solo distances will have age-group awards for women and men in each 10 yr age bracket, such as 20-29, 30-39, etc. The two team divisions will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards and Tandem and SS will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards. All finishers will receive an official survivors award. We anticipate presenting survivor awards as you finish. We will have an awards ceremony for Moe at approximately 6 pm and one for Rexy at about 9 pm. Age group winners after those times will receive their award as they finish.

Swag All riders will receive a very cool pair of socks and a kick-ass t-shirt.  DNA’s awesome kit will be on hand in limited supply to purchase at the finish.

Beer A nice cold beer from Moab Brewery will be provided at the finish area. Don’t forget the 21+ ID band supplied at registration and ID at the beer garden, this is Utah, after all. Additional beers for you, family, and crew are available for $5 ID required.

Finish line food and celebration

Please be aware of the updated finish location. You will end at the Lone Mesa Group Campground! We initially stopped timing here and then continued 8 miles on the paved highway to get you closer to Moab. Realizing many of you would do this in the dark, we decided to wrap it up at an even 200 miles and get the party started early!

Finish line food will be provided and included with your registration. Family and guests may purchase additional food. We’ll be grilling burgers, brats, turkey dogs, and veggie patties. Additionally, we’ll have baked beans and other comfort sides, fix’n’s, and greens. As well as Halloween treats and fix’n’s for Smores around the campfire. Feel free to bring additional treats and extra wood for the campfire if you have it, and don’t forget your chairs!

Start Location Rexy will begin in the parking lot on the north side of Civic Center Pavilion Park. 325. E. Aspen Avenue.

Moe will begin in the parking area of Buzzards Belly General Store Downtown Cisco, UT

Start Time

Rexy 6:00 a.m.

Moe 10:30 a.m.

Event Parking

Parking for Rexy is available at and around the park in downtown Fruita.

Parking for Moe is available just east of the store in Cisco.

Packet Pick-up  

Packet pick-up for Rexy and Moe will be from 6 pm – 9 pm inside the Civic building at Civic Pavilion Park 325 E. Aspen Avenue in Fruita. Morning of event packet pick up will be the same location 5 am – 5:30 am for Rexy or Moe. And 9:15 am – 10 am at the Cisco location for Moe.

General Rules

1. The event organizers, promoters, staff, volunteers, and sponsors, including but not limited to anyone having anything to do with this event, are not responsible for your safety or well-being; please commit to safe riding. You are responsible for yourself. If you have an emergency, call 911 from your cell phone.

2. This event is a non-stop bicycling marathon event that will require participants to travel on paved, gravel, and dirt public roads. Participants must carry all necessary food, water, and equipment to make it from aid station to aid station.

3. Each participant is solely responsible for himself/herself, including any accidents in which he or she may be involved. No responsibility can be accepted for participants becoming lost, stranded, or injured.

4. Participants must obey all city, county, state & federal laws and “Rules of the Road.” Participants must watch and yield to traffic as the roads used on this course are open to public traffic. Commit to safe riding and make wise decisions.

5. Participants must use the centerline rule. On the pavement, there is a centerline, stay to the right of the centerline. On gravel, there is no centerline, stay to the right as if there were a centerline. Do not ride in the opposite lane; this is especially dangerous on hills or corners where you cannot see oncoming traffic.

6. Participants must wear an ANSI-approved helmet while operating their bicycle. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

7. All participants must have a red taillight for the duration of the event. 200 mile Riders will not be allowed to start the event without proper front, and rear lighting mounted and on at the start. No rider will be permitted on course past 6:30 pm without rear AND front lights,  and doing so will be grounds for disqualification. No rider will be allowed to leave any aid station after 5 pm without functional lights.

8. 200-mile riders will have 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds to officially finish the event. 90-mile riders will have 12 hours to finish the event.

9. Race numbers must be placed on the front of the bicycle and must be visible at ALL times. Relay Team riders see your rules book for number placement and exchange process.

10. The primary route must be followed at all times. No shortcuts or alternate routes are permitted. Failure to abide by this, including accidental route deviation, will result in disqualification. (The course may be altered by the promoters in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseeable circumstance. Should this occur, participants will be sufficiently advised at a checkpoint).

11. Participants must remain within the primary boundaries of the roadway at all times. If fences or ditches border the road, riders must stay between them. If the route is in open range, remain on the roadway. Leaving the roadway or climbing over a fence is considered shortcutting the course and will result in disqualification.

12. If you exit the course for food, supplies, or any other reason, you must re-enter the course at the same spot at which you left. If you get lost, you must backtrack to the point you left the course, and failure to do so will result in disqualification.

13. Participants may not advance along the route by any means other than by bicycle or foot. All other means of advancement, including towing, tethering, or hitching rides, are prohibited and will result in disqualification.

14. Drafting on another event participant is allowed. Drafting in any other manner is prohibited, including but not limited to drafting a non-participant cyclist or a motorized vehicle, and will result in disqualification.

15. Participants must start and complete the entire course on the same bicycle frame. All other components and equipment may be repaired or replaced during the event. Participants in the Single-Speed class shall have only one gearing combination installed on their bike and complete the entire event using the same gearing combination. Failure to use the same frame will result in disqualification.

16. All bicycles, including fixed-gear bicycles, must be equipped with front & rear fully functioning hand-operated brakes. Coaster-style brakes do not satisfy this requirement. Failure to start the race with front & rear working hand brakes will result in disqualification.

17. Participants may help other participants with mechanical support, navigational assistance, and sharing food or water. Participants may not assist other participants with their forward propulsion.

18. Participants may purchase food, bike parts, and other supplies at stores and businesses along the route. Always be aware of the distance to the next checkpoint, and be prepared to travel that distance with the supplies you have.

19. Participants may receive assistance from any registered competitor in the race. Participants may receive assistance from any unplanned source that would be available to any other racer in the competition (for example, stores, bike shops, faucets on the side of a building). Participants may receive assistance from the general public, defined as unplanned assistance from people who have no connection or affiliation with the race or a competitor in the race and that is freely & equally offered to all participants from a fixed, non-movable location (for example, assistance in the form of mechanical help, food, water, bike parts would all be acceptable). Participants MAY NOT receive outside assistance from spectators, team managers, or friends viewing the event, from event staff, or from support persons on the course who have planned to assist teams. Any violation will result in disqualification.

20. Participants may be assisted by motorized transport in an emergency, mechanical failure, or other unforeseeable problem. By accepting such motorized transportation, you will be automatically disqualified from the event.

21. There may be one or several checkpoints along the route where all participants must check-in. Failure to check-in will result in disqualification

22. Riders should call out obstacles, dogs, cracks in bridges, cars up or back to fellow riders.

23. Demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times. Foul, abusive language, or unsportsmanlike conduct will result in immediate disqualification.

24. Respect the environment. Littering or any similar behavior will result in immediate disqualification.

25. No alcohol or illegal drugs shall be used by participants during the event. Athletes who are currently serving bans for doping will not be allowed to compete in this event.

26. Challenges to event results may only come from a participant registered in the category for which the challenge is being made.

27. Support Crews, family, or friends are NOT allowed on any portion of the course (except the 4.5 miles of paved road from Thompson Springs to Sego Canyon rock art for viewing this historic area). Except to pick up a rider who is abandoning the event, if a support crew vehicle is spotted on course for any other reason, their rider will be disqualified from the event. Providing support to a rider while on course violates the self-sufficiency spirit of this event and is unfair to other participants.

Support crews, spectators, family, and friends are allowed at all aid stations and the finish area.

 

REQUIRED GEAR

  1. Red taillight flashing during the duration of the race, front lights for the 200 start, and ANY rider on course beyond 6:30 pm
  2. Cell phone, fully charged and available to use in case of emergency or distress.
  3. Cycling computer or GPS with route downloaded and printed maps, of course. Additional power source if using Phone.
  4. Minimum of 2 bottles of water or sports drink
  5. ANSI approved biking helmet
  6. Race numbers must be placed on the front of the bicycle and visible at ALL times
  7. Positive attitude

Suggested Gear

  1. Back up batteries for lights system and back up charger for Phone
  2. Cash/credit card (for food, water, supplies)
  3. Food (bars, gels, etc.)
  4. Chamois Butt’r
  5. Sunscreen
  6. Chapstick
  7. Eye protection
  8. Maps
  9. Spare inner tubes
  10. Bike pump or CO2
  11. Chain repair tool
  12. Thermal top
  13. Waterproof/windproof jacket

Last but not least. Whatever distance you’ve decided to face – This is going to be tough. That is the point – We want you to test yourself, suffer, and ultimately overcome. IF you find yourself in the pit of despair, try this…. Look up.

Rexy and Moe route as you enter “Rexy’s Lair” mile 30 Moe, Mile 140 Rexy – Prepare to climb!

Take a big breath of this fresh, clean air. Relax those shoulders and then… Look around you, all around. Take it in—the blue in the big open sky, the purple hues tucked in the layers of the hills, the stunning colors one upon the other. The cliffs, stacked like books as far as you can see. Once that all settles in, remind yourself of this. You are healthy, alive, on your bike riding through the desert, and you are strong enough to get it done. Repeat often and enjoy the journey. We’ll see you at the finish line!

Morgan and the Dino Wranglers

Rexy Teams Aid to Aid maps

by morganmurri@netscape.net |Oct 20, 2021 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

Howdy Team riders!

Someone emailed us with a great suggestion. How about aid station to aid station maps files?

We love that we do all we can to get you what you need and you all keep it real by pointing out great ideas that we miss – Thank you!

We do suggest that all of you download the complete course map (better safe than sorry) but for tactics purposes here are links to maps one aid to the next.

Also – A bit of confusion about the finish. We are finishing officially at the Lone Mesa Group Campground. All are welcome (contrary to what the website says). We changed this to avoid riding on the highway.

Rexy relay segments

Start to aid 1 – 41 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34842641

Aid 1 to aid 2 – 34 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34842665

Aid 2 to aid 3 – 38 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34842684

Aid 3 to aid 4 – 40 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34843120

Aid 4 to aid 5 – 18 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34842727

Aid 5 to the finish! https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34842744

Thank you for keeping it real.

Mapster Morgan

Rexy 200 mile Teams Playbook

by morganmurri@netscape.net |Oct 20, 2021 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

Teams Playbook

How it works

Howdy Rexy Teams! Wow, can you feel it? 10 days are you are off on one EPIC adventure!

The strategy behind our Teams division is to allow a group of riders to share the Rexy 200-mile route between friends. The tactics for the Teams are up to the individual team members. The goal for the Teams is to have a blast and embrace the journey collectively.

All Teams and individual team riders must also review and follow the events’ general rules.

Additional rules and procedures for Teams Rider

  • Teams may be 2, 3, or 4 riders.
  • Regardless of the number of riders per team, all teams fall into one of two divisions: Women-only team consisting of only female members, and open any team not comprised of all women.
  • No team may use a rider not included in their registration roster. (No substitutes)
  • Teams may change riders ONLY at any of the five official aid stations, no exchanges anywhere else on the course.
  • Teams are not required to change riders at any specific aid station. (A rider may ride farther than aid station to aid station.)
  • Teams may choose to have any member of their team ride any section of the course.
  • The course must be ridden east to west, beginning in Fruita, Co and ending at the Lone Mesa Group Campground outside of Moab, Ut.
  • Rider exchange
  • Each team member will receive a commemorative Team Number Plate with their team’s name on it.
  • Only ONE of these plates will have a timing chip attached to the back of it.
  • This “chipped” number plate is your team’s official number plate.
  • This plate must be mounted to the bike that will be ridden in the upcoming section of the course.
  • When riders “exchange” at an official aid station, the team’s official “chipped” number plate must also be exchanged to the new rider’s bike.
  • When an exchange happens, the team must confirm the exchange with an official at the aid station. This official will log the exchange and the time of the exchange.

Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team in each of the two divisions (Women and Open) based on the cumulative time taken to complete the entire course.

Crew and support aid station locations and Maps

Below are google map links from the starting line in Fruita to each aid station location as well as directions from each aid station to the next. If your map link provides multiple options do not select any option that would take you onto a dirt road, this would put you on the event course and be grounds for disqualification.

Fruita to aid 1 https://goo.gl/maps/xNtng78PVFLhq6hz5

Fruita to aid 2 https://goo.gl/maps/w4odTz3X4bz1nQ94A

Aid 1 to aid 2 do not Take the dirt road option, Use the 4 Rd south route!  https://goo.gl/maps/gfBu7dzbditwFqpG6

Fruita to aid 3 https://goo.gl/maps/W9KBRuJJAqo21cS68

Aid 2 to aid 3 https://goo.gl/maps/4xogQRk5nTBZiv2Q6

Aid #4 has an on-sight Food Truck and they’ll have a couple “event-specific” food options for purchase for riders and crew/support

Fruita to aid 4 https://goo.gl/maps/bLbNMKeBBbN8G6qR8

Aid 3 to aid 4 https://goo.gl/maps/wQrGnAAChj54xy1N8

Fruita to aid 5 https://goo.gl/maps/s23gsd6QnSmM5dUK6

Aid 4 to aid 5 https://goo.gl/maps/m3z1LBVUrapr429v8

Fruita to Finish line https://goo.gl/maps/BLYXdY3DNVcwMD7h8

Aid 5 to finish line do not take the dirt road option, Use I-70 East. https://goo.gl/maps/TwXg4HGTpgWCEqKn9

Ride smart, smile big, and gravel on, We’ll see you at the finish line!

Morgan and the Dino Wranglers

 

 

 

Rexy and Moe Maps Support and Directions

by morganmurri@netscape.net |Oct 20, 2021 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized

Greeting gravelers!

It’s time to grab a quiet corner, set aside some time, and study up. This email has important information for every rider, support person, crew member, and or family that may attend.

Rexy and Moe Maps and Crew, Support and planning information

 

Rexy and Moe invite you to come along, support your riders or fellow teammates along this inspiring desert odyssey!

We know from years of experience that the role of crew members is far more stressful than that of the rider. Hours and hours of waiting and worrying with a few minutes of excitement and hustling sprinkled in across an epic day!

Following are insights, instructions, maps, and information to help you make the most of this exciting journey.

First and foremost, our riders and your safety are of paramount importance. Please, stay relaxed, drive slowly in and out of aid stations and be respectful of riders, other crew, and other people out on the roads.

Pay special attention along the rural highway after leaving I-70 heading to Cisco (aid #3 and the starting line for Moe) as riders will be on this stretch of highway!

Aid station locations and maps

When using our google maps links, select the PRIMARY route if more than one route option is provided. DO NOT take a route option traveling on a dirt route as this would put you on the race route and be a violation of our rules – No vehicles or crew other than official event personal or sweep are allowed on the event course. Map links are provided within this document for each aid station. There is a map link option for the route for every aid station from either the starting line in Fruita or the previous aid station. The starting line for Moe is aid station #3 in Cisco, UT.

Official event course maps

We strongly recommend crew and support members download the Ride With GPS app on their phones. You can then use the following course maps to understand the route your rider(s) are following.

Riders – From the Ride With GPS website or app you can download the appropriate file type to upload into your cycling computer

Official Rexy 200-mile course map can be found here

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32148290

Official Moe 90-mile course map can be found here

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36201312

IF your rider calls you for help

If your rider calls you with a medical emergency, please have them call 911 immediately with their situation and what mileage they are on their course. Then call us, Grace at 970-471-5480 or Morgan 303-475-6053

In the unlikely case that your rider needs to be removed from the course and calls you for support, please get your rider’s exact mileage location on the course and call us before you head out to get them. We can give you insight on the best point of entry to efficiently reach them. Additionally, we do have “sweep” crews intermittently on the course.

Aid Station location and driving directions

Fruita to aid 1 https://goo.gl/maps/xNtng78PVFLhq6hz5

Fruita to aid 2 https://goo.gl/maps/w4odTz3X4bz1nQ94A

Aid 1 to aid 2. Do not take the dirt road option, Use the 4 Rd south route! https://goo.gl/maps/gfBu7dzbditwFqpG6

Fruita to aid 3, Also the starting line for Moe https://goo.gl/maps/W9KBRuJJAqo21cS68

Aid 2 to aid 3 https://goo.gl/maps/4xogQRk5nTBZiv2Q6

Fruita to aid 4 https://goo.gl/maps/bLbNMKeBBbN8G6qR8

Aid 3 to aid 4 https://goo.gl/maps/wQrGnAAChj54xy1N8

Fruita to aid 5 https://goo.gl/maps/s23gsd6QnSmM5dUK6

Aid 4 to aid 5 https://goo.gl/maps/m3z1LBVUrapr429v8

Fruita to Finish line https://goo.gl/maps/BLYXdY3DNVcwMD7h8

Aid 5 to finish line do not take the dirt road option, Use I-70 East https://goo.gl/maps/TwXg4HGTpgWCEqKn9

 

Timing and updates

Due to Rexy and Moe’s distance and remote nature, rider location and updates will only be collected and reported after a rider passes each aid station. Our race timer will receive regular reports from each aid station and will update the rider’s time and position to our semi-live results page, each 30-40 minutes throughout the day. The link to this information will be provided to each rider later during the week leading up to the event. Remember that stressful, hurry up and wait feeling we began this document with? Be patient.

These pace charts should help guide your schedule

Rexy Pace Charts6 AM start Fruita
Rexy Pronghorn paceRide distanceTime between aidTime of day
Start to aid #141 miles2 hours 5 minutes8:05 AM
Aid #1 to aid #234 miles1 hour 55 minutes10:00 AM
Aid #2 to aid #338 miles2 hours 10 minutes12:10 PM
Aid #3 to aid #441 miles2 hours 25 minutes2:35 PM
Aid #4 to aid #518 miles55 minutes3:30 PM
Aid #5 to finish line28 miles1 hour 35 minutes5:05 PM
 200 miles11:05 hours total 
Rexy Mustang PaceRide distanceTime between aidTime of day
Start to aid #141 miles2 hours 25 minutes8:25 AM
Aid #1 to aid #234 miles2 hours10:25 AM
Aid #2 to aid #338 miles2 hours 25 minutes12:50 PM
Aid #3 to aid #441 miles2 hours 40 minutes3:30 PM
Aid #4 to aid #518 miles1 hour 5 minutes4:35 PM
Aid #5 to finish line28 miles1 hour 50 minutes6:25 PM
 200 miles12:25 minutes 
Rexy Coyote paceRide distanceTime between aidTime of day
Start to aid #141 miles3 hours 10 minutes9:10 AM
Aid #1 to aid #234 miles2 hours 40 minutes11:50 AM
Aid #2 to aid #338 miles3 hours2:50 PM
Aid #3 to aid #441 miles3 hours 30 minutes6:20 PM
Aid #4 to aid #518 miles1 hour 20 minutes7:40 PM
Aid #5 to finish line28 miles2 hours 30 minutes9:30 PM
 200 miles16 hours 10 minutes
Rexy Jackalope paceRide distanceTime between aidTime of day
Start to aid #141 miles4 hours 10 minute10:10 AM
Aid #1 to aid #234 miles3 hours 30 minutes1:40 PM
Aid #2 to aid #338 miles4 hours5:40 PM
Aid #3 to aid #441 miles5 hours 10 minutes10:50 PM
Aid #4 to aid #518 miles2 hours 15 minutes1:05 AM
Aid #5 to finish line28 miles3 hours 30 minutes4:35 AM
 200 miles22 hours 35 minutes
   
Moe Pace Chart10:30 AM start Cisco 
Moe Pronghorn paceRide distanceTime between aidTime of day
Start to aid #1 (Rexy aid #4) Thompson, Springs41 Miles2 hours 15 minutes12:45
Aid #1, Thompson Springs to aid #2 (Rexy aid #5) Ruby Ranch Rd.18 Miles55 minutes1:40 PM
Aid #2 to Finish line28 Miles1 hour 30 minutes3:10 PM
  4 hours 40 minutes 
Moe Mustang paceRide distanceTime between aidTime of day
Start to aid #1 (Rexy aid #4) Thompson, Springs41 Miles2 hours 30 minutes1:00 PM
Aid #1, Thompson Springs to aid #2 (Rexy aid #5) Ruby Ranch Rd.18 Miles1 hour 5 minutes2:05 PM
Aid #2 to Finish line28 Miles1 hour 50 minutes3:55 PM
  5 hours 25 minutes 
    
Moe Coyote paceRide distanceTime between aidTime of day
Start to aid #1 (Rexy aid #4) Thompson, Springs41 Miles3 hours 30 minutes2:00 PM
Aid #1, Thompson Springs to aid #2 (Rexy aid #5) Ruby Ranch Rd.18 Miles1 hour 20 minutes3:20 PM
Aid #2 to Finish line28 Miles2 hours 30 minutes5:50 PM
  7 hours 20 minutes 
Moe Jackalope paceRide distanceTime between aidTime of day
Start to aid #1 (Rexy aid #4) Thompson, Springs41 Miles4 hours 45 minutes3:15 PM
Aid #1, Thompson Springs to aid #2 (Rexy aid #5) Ruby Ranch Rd.18 Miles2 hours5:15 PM
Aid #2 to Finish line28 Miles3 hours8:15 PM
  9 hours 45 minutes
   

Procedures at aid stations

Please be sure to park out of and off the roadway and not impede the rider’s access to the aid station or course. Be very mindful of other traffic as the event route takes place on open and active public roads.

All riders are required to have their time and race number logged in at each aid station. Your help ensuring this happens with your rider is greatly appreciated.

When a relay team exchanges riders at an aid station, they are required to transition their official race number plate from incoming bike to outgoing bike and verify the exchange with an aid station official. Helping to ensure this happens is greatly appreciated.

If you have a rider that has also sent a drop bag to an aid station having an official help you locate the bag in advance will save your rider/team time. Once the drop bag has been used or is no longer needed, please take it with you to avoid having your rider/team wait for it to be delivered to finish.

If you meet your rider or team at an aid station close to or after 5 PM, ensure they have a light system on their bike, batteries charged, or replaced at later aid stations. It’s about to get VERY DARK, and they must have lights to continue!

If your rider chooses to drop out of the event PLEASE let an official know~

Things for the crew to see and do along the way!

In Fruita after the start

Visit Best Slope Coffee right across the street for an excellent cup of Joe and great food.

Visit Einstein Bagels, just south of I-70, for a bag of bagels for the road and another good coffee option.

If your rider is slower pace, you’ll have time to drive up at least a portion of the Colorado National Monument. The entrance is 3 miles south of I-70, and the views just 4-5 miles in are incredible.

On the way to aid #1

On the way to aid #1 – About 3 miles before the aid station (on your right, right at the very sharp right-hand turn) Don’t miss Pigasaurus – A pig sanctuary and rescue farm for pet pigs!

On the way to aid #2

A quick exit off I-70 at Rabbit Valley to view the dino triangle information just north of the highway at the exit

After departing I-70 at the 227 exit and turning back east keep your eyes peeled for Pronghorn antelope all along this section out to the aid station.

On the way to aid #3

Once exiting I-70 at exit 214, pay attention for riders on course. They will be coming down the gravel road from the north, passing under I-70, and riding on old highway 50 to Cisco. Cheer a lot and give plenty of room. It is a narrow road!

At Cisco Aid #3 and the Starting line for Little Moe

Bring your sense of curiosity, your cash, and your camera. Jean, the owner of Buzzards Belly General Store, has a lot of cool and quirky items to both buy and photograph. Jean has graciously provided her location and private property for our starting line and aid station. Give her some love!

At Thompson Springs, Aid #4 for Rexy and Aid #1 for Moe.

A great spot for real food for support, crews and riders! The food truck at the aid station is adding items to their menu just for us! We’ll share the menu next week.

The Chevron right off I-70 is a great, tidy spot to fuel up should you need gas.

The aid station is left at the stop sign once you enter downtown, Thompson Springs. Riders will be incoming here from just ahead of you. Heads up!

The aid station at the Desert Moon Hotel and RV park has an interesting history and great food at the Onsight food truck. Again the property owner, John, has graciously provided her facility for our use. Share some more love!

If you have the time, the Sego Canyon ancient Native American rock art 4.5 miles North of Thompson Springs is a “must-see.” This is the one location you are allowed to drive on the event route. Please use extra caution as riders will be coming down this paved section of the road both fast and tired!

At Ruby Ranch Road, Aid #5 for Rexy and Aid #2 for Moe I-70 exit 175

This is the last aid station for all riders – It’s been a hell of a journey getting here. Big smiles, lots of love, warm clothes, fresh batteries, and special needs should all happen here. It’s only 28 miles to the finish, but this includes one more big climb and a fair amount of sand very near the finish.

If you have the time and are hungry or want to do something special for your rider – zip into Green River and visit Ray’s Tavern for a very kick-ass burger and fries (an 18 minute drive each way from Aid #5)

Heading to the finish line

If you are fortunate to have a rider that will finish before dark (especially if you have kiddos coming along), the Dinosaur walk through the park as you exit highway 191 to head up Highway 313 is a fun distraction.

If you have even more time or can split up and want to get some legit mountain bike riding in the Navajo Rocks riding area, just 2 miles from the finish line is fantastic – You can connect right onto the trails from our finish line campground too!

The finish line

This is the spot to hang, chill, cheer, camp, and celebrate a most incredible achievement for all the riders! Bring your MTB and ride right out of camp. Bring smores fix n’s and join us around the campfire. Bring a fresh warm change of clothes for your rider, and most of all, bring a chair – It might just be a while!

Stay tuned for the next emails – Including the Riders Handbook and Teams playbook.

Cheers, and keep pedaling!

Morgan and the Dino Wranglers~

 

 

 

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