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Misc events to help fill the gaps in the NM calendar.
I am organizing the Tuesday (road) crits this year. Info below.
After 8/8 I will probably take a few week's break and maybe do some MTB stuff late summer.
Fiesta Park Criteriums
Alliance of Cycling Events is sponsoring the crit series by
giving us special discount on our insurance. We are passing
this savings on to you all. Entry fees will llikely be a little higher
Crits 7/18 will be on the normal
shorter course. 7/25 will be on a longer course. I talked
to the park about the sprinklers and they said they assured me that
they should not come on again at that time.
Tuesdays from 6/13 to 8/8 skipping 7/4. Entry $8. (Fixie crit
only, $5) Juniors free.
Start order until further notice:
6:00 Women, juniors, men 50+, men cat 5 (4 tempo)
6:40 Mens B 40min (5 tempo) 4/5/3s over 40. (cat3s under 40 do A)
7:20 Mens A 45-50 (6 tempo) Pro, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5s (if the others approve.)
Women who want to do another race can line up for mens A or
We may add, move, or change categories. Any changes will be posted here on this webpage.
Get off I-25 at the Alameda exit. Go west on Alameda to San Mateo, turn
right and head north to Balloon Fiesta Parkway, turn west, and park in
lot at the end of the road. Walk or ride your bike (with helmet) west
through the narrow gate to the west side of the park. There will be
restrooms on the east side of the park.
1.1 mile loop around the far west fields of the park for the first two
crits. We may add some other sections in the some of the later crits,
pending permission. Course direction may change for safety depending on
wind direction. Helmets must be worn at all times by anybody on a
bicycle while in Balloon Fiesta Park (this includes competitors, kids,
spectators, No exceptions). Any course updates will be posted
These will be insured through bikeraces.org. USAC licenses,
annual or one day, are not required. This means that they are
a little easier to organize and a little cheaper. We will do fewer
starts than has been done previously, and crits will be a little
longer. We will post results for the top 5 finishers in each group.
This will be self scored, if you do not log your finish you will not be
listed. We may have some nominal prizes or crowd primes. No TNC point
series this year. We will have someone at the finish with a lap
Riders may do as many crits as they wish
(and qualify for) at no extra charge. There will be
no time space between groups, but riders can warm up behind any other
group as long as they stay out of the way and stay behind the largest
group of riders.
Riders dropped from the group may draft warm up riders. Warm up riders
must have a piece of orange ribbon tied to their bars (provided.) Women
5s who show that they can ride smoothly, may ride open women with
unanimous consent of the open women's field.
If you come in 5 or 10 mins late, just jump in behind the
peloton. Lapped riders will not be pulled; get back on the peloton if
you can. We ask riders that are 2 or more laps down on the largest
group to stay at the back of the peloton and not participate in
chasing, attacking, etc. Free laps for mechanicals/flats are fine. If
you take a free lap within the last 5 laps, please stay at the back
with the 2 lapped riders. Get into the group you came out of.
If rider turnout wanes we may cut
the series down to 6 crits.
The first few laps will be ridden at a fast tempo pace with no attacks.
Tempo on each group will be a little faster than the group before. This
lets beginner and recently moving up riders do a few laps with the
peloton to practice, so (almost) no one gets shelled on the first lap.
The more experienced riders can show the newer riders about proper
cornering lines and smoothness. We will shoot for the ideal of “a
little less than as fast as we can go and keep the group together”
speed. After the tempo laps riders may attack as they
Anyone can do the fixie crit. Track bikes with no brakes and no
freewheel may be used. Bikes with freewheels and no brakes may not be used. Geared
bikes may be used but riders must pick one gear and stay in it. We may
figure out some simple way to disable shifters, like
We will run these rain or shine, but promoter reserves the right to
cancel or move the course in the event of severe inclement weather or
other issues. If weather looks dodgy, I make a call if we are on or not
at 4PM raceday, this will be posted on the website and to the
Contact: Hawke Morgan at 505.259.6885 call or text. Email:
Grahm Dewart Nero Veloce/Michael Thomas Coffee
Joseph Bacalo 4D Racing
Tayne Andrade Echelon Racing
Ryan Travelstead Nero Veloce/Michael Thomas Coffee
3 40+/4/5 men
Guy Tann Sandia Cycles/SDP
Bill Littleton Velo Veloce
Marco Quintana HDB Racing
Dan Swinton Bikeworks
Sorry I didn't get women/men50+ results. Next week.