Date: Apr 23, 2022
Location: Fruita, Colorado
Region: Colorado - Rocky Mountains
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Desert Gravel Co2uT (Colorado to Utah)
April 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$189
As CO2UT implies, the event takes you from Colorado, along the I-70 corridor across border to Utah and back covers some very remote and stunning Southwestern landscape. Picked as one of our best gravel cycling events in Colorado, this event, produced by Team Evergreen Cycling, has turned into a very popular event with upwards of 1500 participants each year. There are five mixed surface course options spanning 30, 50, 75, 100, or 125 miles. The longest Utahraptor course comes with 7000 feet of elevation gain. All complete course options have a balance of hard and easy with climbs and cruises; roughly 70% are dirt or actual gravel, 15-20% is Hardpack or less packed dirt road, and 5% well-maintained true gravel roads, like HWY 50. The race designers have ridden all of them personally before confirming the registration route, it is important that riders study their routes carefully. There are Aid Stations on all courses, every 15 to 20 miles apart, with water and snacks to keep all participants hydrated and energized. These key aid stations have mechanical support and also allow for friends and family to gather for the participants but the actual courses are not open to anyone aside from registrants.
Registration includes swag and age awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place of each 10 year category. There are overall male and female winners for the two longest courses. Every rider receives a promotional t-shirt and those registering for 50, 75, 100, 125 milers received socks and a course-specific finishers’ award. The post-race celebration will be full of beer and food and plenty of CO2UT accessories available for purchase.