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Support Crews

The role of a rider’s Support Crew carries great significance to the success of each Life Time UNBOUND Gravel participant! They are required for all UNBOUND Gravel participants and they are greatly needed to help encourage, support, and should it come to it, pick up a rider if they need to abandon the event! Check out the Support Crew Guide below for details.

Support Crew Guide


The safety of our riders and fair play ethics of the event are of the utmost importance to us here at UNBOUND Gravel. By taking up the responsibility of a Personal Support Crew member you are taking responsibility to know and abide by these event rules.

The most important thing for Personal Support Crew members to know and understand is that the check points are the ONLY locations where you are allowed to assist a rider. The only time you should ever be on the course is to pick up a rider who is abandoning the event. If you are seen on course we will assume your rider is being picked up and will be DQ’d.

Please take the time to know all the rules as your athlete’s support begins long before they actually start riding. Help them out by knowing what is being asked of them.

Participants will be responsible for their own navigation during the event. Participants may load the route into their GPS prior to the event, or carry a printed map/cue sheet (we HIGHLY recommend a GPS).

Key rules to note:

  • Each participant, regardless of event distance, MUST have present at the event at least one support crew person to come get them should they need to abandon the event.
  • Multiple riders may share the same support crew.
  • UNBOUND Gravel 200 and UNBOUND Gravel 100 riders who do not have a personal support crew may wish to consider our support crew for hire program.
  •  Cut-off times will be established for reaching and for departing each checkpoint. Any participant not reaching a checkpoint before the established arrival cut-off time will be pulled from the event. Any participant still at a checkpoint after the departure cut-off time will not be allowed to continue past that point.
  • Arrival cut-off times are based on an average speed of 10 mph and are established for the purpose of rider safety. Therefore, these times will be strictly enforced.
  • Support Crews are NOT allowed on course, except to pick up a rider who is abandoning the event. IF A SUPPORT CREW VEHICLE IS SPOTTED ON COURSE, THEIR RIDER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Providing support to a rider while on course goes against the self-sufficiency spirit of this event. It is unfair to other participants, and therefore will not be allowed.

Checkpoint Locations

UNBOUND Gravel 200 Checkpoint #1 Mile 70

Downtown Alma | 300 Missouri St., Alma, KS, 66401

UNBOUND Gravel 200 Checkpoint #2 148

Council Grove High School | 129 Hockaday St, Council Grove, KS, 66846


UNBOUND Gravel 100 Checkpoint #1 Mile 54

Council Grove High School | 129 Hockaday St, Council Grove, KS, 66846


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