The one thing that I ask of any support vehicles that are going to pick riders up at the midway point is that they go directly to the pick up point and don't try to follow riders along the actual route. Following riders on these narrow roads makes for more dangerous riding and takes the adventure factor out of the ride. So please respect the nature of the event and go directly to the location.
For those die hard riders who think a "bail out" goes against gravel grind ethics, I'll just say that you respectfully have the right to think such. But I am an advocate for riding, and if this is the springboard for future grind events for anyone, than so let it be.
Please know that if you do not complete the full route, there will be no free t-shirt in your future. If you choose to come back to the start/finish barn, you are still more than welcome to participate in the raffle and enjoy some tasty barbecue and beverages. I'll disclose this "bail out" point about a week prior to the event, so check back regularly for updates.