The race time is still set for 6:30am from America the Beautiful Park!
PARKING – please do not take up spots at America the Beautiful Park along the roadway. North and east you can find plenty of on-street parking and this will put you in a good median position to be close to both the start and finish.
Turnaround times – just for safety reasons, I wanted to post some suggested turnaround times or locations in case you find that you are running well behind schedule and are not as comfortable being out in the dark with a long way to go. These are solely based on experience and will vary for every rider. If others have experience doing this ride in the past, please feel free to leave comments for newer riders.
The Crags Campground – if you find yourself at The Crags Campground and you’re 7 or so hours into the ride, it might be worth considering a turn-around. You can follow Highgway 67 back to Divide and then down Ute Pass into Colorado Springs.
FS 376 – if you’re coming down Gold Camp Road and the sun is setting or the weather is changing significantly, you can continue to ride Gold Camp back to town without having to go up and over Almagre. This may be faster than continuing to climb another 2,000+ feet to 11,500′.
Start route – see maps section for info.
Additional updates will be posted as necessary!