Full Schedule – Co2uT 2022
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
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.)
8:00 am Rexy – Queen of the Desert and little Moe VIP registration opens!
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.
It is getting real – can you feel the dino love, [FIRSTNAME]? Are you fit? Are you afraid? Are you ready for us? We are READY for you!
First Things First, Welcome – Please take just a few minutes for a course update and welcome video here
Ride Guides, Maps, Schedule, Locations, and Crewing information.
Thanks to dynamo technology from 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 pull on your battery – so, we always recommend a bike computer with the phone for backup and emergencies! Or a backup power pack for your phone.)
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 CO2UT2022 – (all CAPS)
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. How cool is that?
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.
Maps are worth highlighting.
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 the 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
The weather is looking awesome, perhaps even a bit too awesome. It may be pretty warm (and breezy) on race day. Get your hydration and wardrobe dialed. We will send updates next week 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 @DeserGravel
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.
[FIRSTNAME], Do you know someone that wants to lend a hand?
If you have someone coming along that likes to be involved without being on a bike we do need a few more volunteers (If they pull a 4 hour plus shift we’ll even add a complimentary entry to 2023) – plus a shirt or socks to the thank you bucket!
A huge shout out to The Pros Closet for stepping up and taking on an entire aid station! Plus – adding a sweet promo for free shipping with code DESERTDINO check them out!
Friday Morning Shakeout Ride – A Big Thank you to Physio Racing for hosting. Details in the Ride Guide Schedule. Friday 10 a.m. 20-miles of sweet preview (or 40 miles if you want to ride to and from the kickoff point)
We’re working with Ride or Die Collective on an additional ride – either later in the day, or connecting into this one – Stay tuned.
Alright [FIRSTNAME], dive in, study up and strap on those chaps and spurs – it’s about time to
TAME YOUR MONSTER!
Safe travels and see ya soon,
The Dino Wranglers
Morgan, Grace, Jacquie, Jim, and Debra
Our goal is to showcase Desert Gravel with as many of you as possible. It’s a monumental effort and we love every moment of it, but, it takes a lot of volunteer support.
Our first priority is to motivate you to come to ride and experience this amazing terrain and beauty. But, if you can’t or you’re coming along with friends or family to check it out we’d love you to get involved and lend a hand. We have a variety of different ways to pitch in. Please click the pick for details on how you can help. We promise, somewhere along the way a very dusty, tired, and grateful Dino Wrangler will give you a most sincere “Thank You”. And, we’ll hook you up with an awesome Race T or Socks.
Can you feel it? The tiny baby antelope are coming out, the baby cows are wobbling about and the Raptor Traps are beginning to grow. It must be spring and that means Co2uT and dinos!
First off – Several distances are down to less than 100 open spots, so rally those friends. Remind them to register before April and get a personalized number plate!
Official Packet Pick up.
Fruita Recreation Center 324 N Coulson St, Fruita, CO 81521
Friday. 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Official Start/finish location.
Civic Pavillion Park 325 E. Aspen Avenue Fruita, CO
Official Start times
125-miler 7:00 a.m.
100-miler 7:30 a.m.
75-miler 8:00 a.m.
50-miler 8:45 a.m.
30-miler 9:15 a.m.
Official Race Photo’s from the total pros at Finisher Pix. Preorder your pix to save big, click the pic for the link.
Pre-order your race photos now and SAVE: www.finisherpix.com/e/5597
Food and Beer
All registered riders of legal age will receive a complimentary beer ticket. All registered riders will receive a complimentary food ticket. Food tickets can be redeemed at one of several onsight food trucks and potentially at a couple of nearby restaurants (stay tuned on that one.)
Awards Presentation Schedule
30, 50, 75 – Overall and age group. 1:30 pm
100,125 Overall 1,2,3 awards 2:30pm, Age group awards 5pm
Official Maps and Rider Manuals
Will be sent to all riders no later than 4.15.22. All courses have changed from last year and any map files prior to the official files sent will not be accurate. Yes, courses will be marked. Absolutely yes you should still use GPS navigation.
Tires and Course conditions
[FIRSTNAME], we’re not going to lie, it’s a bit burly out there in spots, and we wouldn’t want it any other way! All the wonderful moisture we’ve had does lead to some rutty sections but there is a heck of a lot of smooooth cruisy too. As things dry out most sections get firm, a few get sandy. We’ll give more specific updates closer to the event as it does change every few days. That all said – we’re big fans of fat tires (beer and treads) 40+ if you can, you’ll thank us at the finish.
We’ll keep wrangling the Dino’s. You all gather up those friends! It’s going to be one hell of a day out there and we can’t wait!
The Dino Wranglers!
Morgan, Grace, Jacquie, Jim, and Debra