Happy 2023 from Desert Gravel
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Happy October – Fall is in the air, the desert is wet and green and Rexy and Moe are fit and ready for you, we hope you are just about ready for them too?
Many things for you today.
Community and giving – A special Halloween treat starts right now! 30% off for a special few that need a break this season – The deadline to apply is 10 pm on 10/10.
Desert Gravel is all about YOU – and sharing our desert and our riding with more of you. We’re about to wrap up registration but would love more of your rider friends to join us so hit them up and get them in.
We know 200 miles isn’t for everybody – To that end, Moe is a totally doable route and Rexy relay will be an absolute blast amongst friends! It’s going to be a big fire, a lot of cold beer, and some seriously howling good times as we cheer every single rider across the finish line!
And, thanks to a generous Desert Gravel fan we’re starting the treats off right now. Our “super-fan” wants to support riders in true financial need and is offering 4 team entries 8 Moe entries and 8 Rexy entries for 30% off! (this individual is personally covering the cost difference, wow!). The deal is these entries are for riders that truly need financial support. So, find a friend in need that would love to ride. Have them email Morgan@desertgravel.com with why they need the extra love or better yet – write something on their behalf. The Dino Wranglers will review all emails and select these additional riders on 10/13. It’s all about coming together, lowering the barriers to entry, and getting as many dino wranglers as possible out in the desert this fall!
Shuttles – This is the service you’ve asked for and we’ve worked hard to sort it out. Three different options for you.
Saturday evening shuttle from race finish to Cisco** Departures 8 pm $45 per person
Saturday evening shuttle from race finish to Fruita** 8 pm $80 per person
Saturday evening shuttle from race finish to downtown Moab 7 pm and 9 pm – No charge
Sunday morning shuttle from downtown Moab to Cisco and Fruita** 10 am $45 per person to Cisco, $80 per person to Fruita
**All shuttles to Cisco and Moab are limited availability, must be reserved in advance, and must have a minimum of 5 riders for each shuttle.
To book Cisco or Fruita shuttle – Click here.
To sign up for the campground to Moab shuttle email email@example.com with the subject line “Moab Shuttle” – Please include your name, Moe or Rexy, and anticipated finish time.
Finish line Camping –
Want to just get to the finish line and just crash? We’ll have cold beer, food and a bonfire going until the last rider crosses the line. We’ve booked the entire campground but sites are limited and must be reserved in advance. Availability is first booked first served as follows. Go here to book it.
Car campsite – 1-2 tents. 35 available $15 each
Sprinter/Van campsite. 20 available $25 each
Trailer/RV campsite. 10 available $35 each
Packet pick up and Start.
Packet pick-up options.
Rexy and Moe – Friday evening 10.29.21 6-9 pm downtown Fruita, Civic Pavillion Park 325 east Aspen Avenue.
Rexy, “morning of” packet pickup 5 am-5:30 am Saturday 10.30.21 morning at the start – Downtown Fruita, Civic Pavillion Park 325 e Aspen Avenue.
Moe “morning of” packet pick Buzzards Belly General Store parking lot Cisco, UT. 9am – 10 am Saturday 10.30.21
Riders beer and course update with the Dino Wranglers. 8pm Friday evening 10.29.21 Civic Pavillion Park. Downtown Fruita. 325 E. Aspen Avenue.
Start. Rexy, Solo, and Team 6am Saturday morning 10.30.2021 Civic Pavillion Park Downtown Fruita Co 325 e. Aspen Avenue. Neutral rollout – Sheriff escort.
Start. Moe Solo. 10:30am Saturday morning 10.30.2021 Buzzards Belly General Store – Cisco, UT.
Very Important Reminders.
All Rexy riders will be riding in the dark! With a 6 am start, sunrise at 7:40 am and twilight at 7:14 am the first hour will be full dark. For most of you, the same thing will happen again late in the day. Sunset at 6:16 pm, twilight at 7:15 pm – anyone out more than 13 hours will finish in the dark.
Moe riders – you’ll get a nice bright start but many of you too will finish between sunset and dark thirty.
Therefore – Lights are mandatory equipment for all Rexy starters and for any Rexy or Moe rider on the course after 6:30 pm. We’ll have aid station personnel checking your light system prior to any departure from any aid station after 5 pm. Trust us – It is legit dark out there. Low moon, dark canyons dark terrain. Be sure your light system is bright and long-lasting. We strongly recommend a light on your bars and on your helmet too.
Yes, our course is very well marked. Most riders in our Co2uT event told us they could have ridden any distance without computer navigation. We appreciate that, but still strongly recommend you use GPS navigation as your primary tool. It’s long, it’s dark, the wind can blow hard and the cows can and do eat course arrows (true story). We love our Stages Dash Computers and being a great sponsor, they are offering Rexy and Moe riders 20% off with coupon code desert20. Click the pic to learn more
Rules, requirements and final details will come soon. Our rules are simple and straight forward focused on fairness and safety. Nothing to worry about. Final course maps await one final sign off and we’ll have them out too. Maps will include driving and location directions of each aid station for your crews, family, support, and team members for you relay riders.
That’s it for now – anything you need please let us know.
Dial up those friends, book your shuttle and camp spot and most of all keep pedaling. Rexy and Moe are waiting for you!
Stay tuned and we can’t wait to see you in the Desert~
Morgan and the Dino Wranglers