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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.  

2017 Baloon Fiesta Park Criteriums

Recreational 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 next year.  

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 B. 

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 here. 

General Info:
  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 card. 
  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.

Tempo laps:
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 please.  

Fixie Crit:
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 zipties.  
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 bike-racers list. 

Contact: Hawke Morgan at 505.259.6885 call or text. Email: hawke@bcdracing.com

6/13 results:

1/2/3/4 men
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   
Ian Oliver           
Dan Swinton    Bikeworks

Sorry I didn't get women/men50+ results.  Next week.

NM cyclocross info is available at the new nmcyclocross.com website.  
Also useful is the NM Cyclocross Community FB page.  

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