Happy 2023 from Desert Gravel
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Happy Fall Gravelers!
The season is quickly changing and Rexy and Moe are just around the corner.
This email is all about logistics and should address several great questions we’ve been asked recently.
But first! Registration will officially close on the 200 this coming Sunday evening anyone you know that is on the barbwire should get a nudge and get in soon!
Early Camp Setup?
YES – If you reserve a campsite you can leave your car/truck/van/trailer etc there Friday after 2pm. We’ll have a host at the campground to check your reservation and get you in the correct area.
YES – We will take drop bags to aid #2 – mile 78, aid #3 – Cisco Mile 114, aid #4 Thompson Springs Mile 154, aid #5 Mile 172 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 it is likely they will not make it to the finish line until early Sunday morning.
Logistically helping one another
We’ve set up a Facebook Rexy Gravel Group. Use this to communicate amongst yourselves for advice, helping with shuttling, support, and logistics between riders, teams, groups, friends, and family. We’ll drop in from time to time to add input. Any specific questions should be directed to email@example.com the FB group can be found here https://www.facebook.com/groups/419034243169106
Speaking of shuttles
For the shuttle service to work for our service provider, each shuttle requires a minimum of 6 riders. Our understanding is that several of these minimums have not been met yet. If you need a shuttle get’r booked. Go here https://book.peek.com/s/2657ee0f-e05d-49b8-9f11-101a0d39ea2a/VPEM
Teams and Crew support
We’ll dedicate much of our next update to this topic as it requires several details. From a high-level logistics view, crew support and Teams support/rider change can ONLY be done at the official aid stations. The BLM specifically requires us to tell you that vehicles (other than our sag/sweep support) are not allowed on any portion of the race route other than aid stations.
In the next email, we’ll provide final course maps as well as aid station directions for crews and teams. Logistically it will help you to know the following.
Aid to Aid DRIVING time for crew
Fruita start to aid #1 is a 25-30 minute drive.
Aid #1 to aid #2 is a 45-minute drive and a 40-minute drive from Fruita.
Aid #2 to aid #3 is a 35-minute drive and a 40-minute drive from Fruita.
Aid #3 to aid #4 is a 25-minute drive and a 1-hour drive from Fruita.
Aid #4 to aid #5 is a 17-minute drive and a 1:15 hour drive from Fruita.
Aid #5 to Finish is a 40-minute drive and a 1:35 minute drive from Fruita.
Until next week – Gravel on and we’ll see you soon!
Morgan and the Dino Wranglers