The Colorado Trail Race starts on July 30, 2012, at 6:00 AM. If you want to learn more about the race, or to follow it in real time, here are some tools:
Trackleaders.com: This is the "official" tracking site that will show the locations of all riders. Almost every rider carries a Spot, which transmits his or her location to a satellite, which then sends it to Trackleaders. Please note that sometimes not every tracking message gets through, usually due to heavy tree coverage, failing to reset the Spot, etc. Until the race actually starts, Trackleaders shows some random locations, etc.
MTBCast.com: From time to time, riders will be calling in to report their progress, etc. You can listen here. Cell phone coverage is pretty thin on the CTR, so riders only call in periodically.
Twitter: I'll be sending text messages to Twitter, and you can follow me. I've also set up Twitter to forward tweets to this blog (see block to the right), and to my Facebook page.
Colorado Trail Race website: The "official" CTR site. No live updates, but complete information about the race.
Colorado Trail Foundation: Information about the Colorado Trail. Not race-specific. Note that the CTR doesn't use the same wilderness bypasses that the Foundation recommends; we race a harder route.
Here's a map that I made that shows the route:
Colorado Trail Race profile and map