2024 Racer Guide

 

2024 Racer Photos

Hosted on the luxury High Lonesome Ranch, cyclists will be treated to a country cook-out, campfire, cabins, camping – or glamping – and the best local music. In short, there will be a country hoedown to accompany the race.

In addition to being well hidden, The High Lonesome Ranch and its surrounding area isn’t open to riding year-round, so participants benefit from exclusive access to this secret stash of wild-west gravel.

You are encouraged to take the ride as seriously or as frivolously as you like — the name of the game is doing a big gravel ride with friends new and old. Even those that hammer away at maximum speed will stop to regroup, taking in the views and the delicious local goodies at the well-stocked feed stations.

 

 

Cash Winnings (Long Course Only) - $2,000

  • 1st Place - $500
  • 2nd Place - $300
  • 3rd Place - $200

New this year! We will be giving men's and women's age group awards in the following categories for both the 65 mile and 30 mile races.

  • Under 20
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+

Key Event Details
Wild Horse 65 & 30-Miles
Date

Saturday, May 18th, 2024

Start Times

8:00 am

Start Location

The High Lonesome Ranch
275 CR 222
De Beque, CO 81630

Finish Line

Same as Starting Location

Cut Off Times

TBA

The High Lonesome Ranch
275 CR 222
De Beque, CO 81630

Pricing
Wild Horse Gravel
30-Mile Gravel
65-Mile Gravel
Early (until 1/1)

$95

$105

Standard (until 4/1)

$115

$135

Late (until 5/18)

$125

$145

Race Weekend
$140
$160

Entry fees for the Wild Horse Gravel 65 & 30-Mile races include place winner awards, race mementos, aid station goodies, a finisher’s memento, post-race refreshments, and admission to all of the weekend events and activities. The entry fee is non-refundable and nontransferable.

See more information on our refund policy below.

Entry fees for each race includes place winner awards, race mementos (shirts, apparel, etc.), aid station goodies, a finisher’s memento, and post-race refreshments. The entry fee is non-refundable and nontransferable.

See more information on our refund policy below.

Register

Sign up for Wild Horse Gravel 65 & 30-Mile Gravel races in De Beque. Register before the price increases.

Courses
Wild Horse Gravel 65 &30 -Mile

Course descriptions coming soon!

Friday

2:00pm - Ranch check in and camping is available at High Lonesome Ranch

4:00pm-7:00pm - Expo in De Beque

4:00pm-7:00pm – Registration / Packet Pick-Up @ the De Beque Community Center, 381 Minter Ave, De Beque CO 81630

5:00pm-9:00pm – Lodging Check-In / Camping Set-Up

5:00pm-9:00pm – Dinner by Colorado Q (Point of Purchase)

5:00pm-9:00pm – HLR Full-Service Bar (Point of Purchase)

5:00pm-9:00pm – Free Bike Tech @ Roan Creek Bikeworks & Coffee in De Beque

6:00pm-9:00pm - Live Music w/Joseph Clark and Tia Brown Duet

7:00pm-9:00pm - Fire Pit

8:15pm - 8:45pm – Race Briefing of The Ride @ The Pavilion

Saturday

6:00am – 7:30am – Breakfast Bowl by Colorado Q (Included with Registration)

6:00am – 7:45am – Registration / Packet Pick-Up at the High Lonesome Ranch

6:00am – 8:00am – Bike Tech

6:00am – 8:00am – Hydration & Nutrition Station

8:00am – Wild Horse Gravel Long Course Race Start with Color Guard Flags

8:30am - Wild Horse Gravel Short Course Race Start with Color Guard Flags

11:00am – 6:00pm – Expo

11:00am – 6:00pm – Massages @Conference Room

11:00am – 6:00pm – Post-Race BBQ by Colorado Q (Included with Registration)

11:00am – 6:00pm – Live Music w/FITS

11:00am – 6:00pm – Horseback Riding @ The Arena (Point of Purchase)

11:00am – 6:00pm – HLR Full-Service Bar (Point of Purchase)

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Fly Fishing Demo @Arena

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Roping Demo @Arena

3:00pm - 4:00pm - Goat Tying Demo

5:00pm - 5:00pm - Barrel Racing Demo 

Sunday

10:00am - Camping checkout

Are Dogs Allowed?

We love dogs! High Lonesome Ranch has a strict no pets policy and they are not allowed on the premises. Please leave them at home- they will still love you when you return!

Where is the closest camping/lodging?

There will be free tent and RV camping at the High Lonesome Ranch right near the start/finish line. Spots are on a first come first served basis with no reservations necessary, and there is plenty of camping for everyone. The closest hotels are in Parachute CO, approximately a 30 minute drive from the ranch.

You can set up your camping as early as 2:00 PM on Friday and you will need to be out by 10:00 AM on Sunday.

Can I Go Off Trail?

Racers must stay on the designated course. Shortcutting will result in a disqualification. If you go off course, you must return to the same point you exited in order to continue.

What Weather Should I Expect?

The weather in De Beque CO can vary. The averages for May are a low of 48 degrees and a high of 79 degrees Fahrenheit. While the weather is never a sure thing, you can typically expect highs of between 70-80 degrees with very little chance of rain in De Beque during this time of year.

What About Unforeseeable Circumstances?

In the case of unforeseeable circumstances due to weather or other extenuating circumstances that prevents the safe continuation of the race, race officials may end the race at any given time without a refund of unused portions. This rule will be implemented in the most extreme cases for the safety of the riders or officials.

I Lost Something at the Event! Is There a Lost & Found?

Items left at Aid Stations and lost & found items will be available at the Awards Ceremonies.

What Other Activities Are There at High Lonesome Ranch?

Check the schedule! We will have free demos for fly fishing, roping, goat tying and barrel racing. Horseback riding will be available for a fee. There will be a full service bar and food truck meals available to purchase food and drinks ove the weekend. 

Can I cancel my Registration?

There will be no entry transfers. If you regrettably need to cancel your registration, please use BikeReg. Cancellations are given credit of their registration payment toward any Gemini Adventures event within one year’s time, minus at 15% fee. 

What’s our Refund Policy?

30 Days or more prior to the Event: 85% credit of registration fee (excluding BikeReg fees).

Less than 30 days prior to the Event: No refunds or credit given.

Credits may be applied to any future Gemini Adventures race and will be valid for 12 months.

Registered runners may also switch between distances. No refunds or credit will be given for dropping down in distance. If stepping up in distance, the added current pricing of the longer distance will be charged (excluding BikeReg fees).

To request credits, log in to your BikeReg account, and go to Registration History. Select Edit for the event, and scroll to the bottom of the page where Cancel Registration is linked. Follow the prompts.

Got Another Question?

Contact us and we’ll send you a detailed response as soon as possible!