Tuesday races and a few other miscellaneous races near Albuquerque, NM

Weekend Race Info and Results

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 01/24/21 Luchetti Winter Gravel Race, -classic ditchroads in the Sourh Valley ~20mi, Albuquerque, NM
 02/13/21 Rainbow Road MTB Race -sandy desert moto trails and roads ~25mi, Rio Rancho, NM
 02/21/21 Endless Sky Gravel Race -vast views and long climbs ~35mi, Tome, NM
 03/27/21 Bosque MTB Circuit Race, Albuquerque, NM
 04/18/21 Tome Gravel Grinder, Tome, NM
 05/09/21 Glorieta MTB, Glorieta Camps, NM

 Tuesday Results 2020
 Tuesday Results 2019
 2020 NM Old Fashioned Cyclocross Series Results & 2020 Old Fashioned Series Points
 All other Results

Tuesday Race Info

Tentative schedule alternating gravel and MTB, also looosley alternating hilly and flat courses, no road stuff for the spring this year.

3/16 Tuesday Gravel, Sunnyslope 6:15PM,
~2mi flat gravel loop, lots of trees in the bosque
3/23 Tuesday MTB, Bosque at Rio Bravo 6:15PM, flat, twisty, partial preride for the race on 3/27
3/30 Tuesday Gravel, Placitas, 6:30PM,
basically the car loop adjacent to the Placitas MTB trails, very hilly.
4/6 Tuesday MTB,
MTB Hays Apple Farm, 6:45 PM, MTB short track, flatish, but twisty and scenic.
4/13 Tuesday Gravel Shirk, 6:30 PM big flat gravel loop in the valley, scenic ditchroads and fields.
4/20 Tuesday MTB, Hays Apple Farm, 6:45 PM,
MTB short track, flatish, but twisty and scenic.
4/27 Tuesday Gravel Cedro Peak,
6:30PM out and back over the pass on Juan Tomas, then climb up to the tower.

Specific info coming.  We will do more more if we get a good turnout.

Want to try a couple of cool new gravel rides that you probably haven't done before?

I have been taking some time to explore new gravel routes. I have come up with a couple for starters. These will probably be race routes at sometime in the future. GPS files below. 
Have fun. :)  

Tome loop:

About 11 miles, mostly flat with a few hills. The biggest climb is mostly paved, but that can't be helped. It is a really a beautiful little loop. There is even a little artificial waterfall. If we do it as a race, I was thinking of about 4 laps. I would park either at the Family Dollar or at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by the Tome Plaza. I think it should go counterclockwise.    

tomeloop.gpx or https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32498139

Velodrome Loop:
A 4.5 mile loop near Rio Bravo (Dennis Chavez) and Coors. I call it the Velodrome Loop because at the north end there is a curved AMAFCA drain that is shaped like half a velodrome. Be really careful the first time you ride it as if you are too high on the banking at the NE end it drops off a 3 foot wall. It is pretty obvious, but would be a scary crash if you were not paying attention. I was thinking of doing the start/finish with an out and back on the spillway or Hubbel Dam. You have to get off your bike about 4 times per lap to cross gates. After you exit the first long concrete section (which is a two way section) you have to cross a little rock and sand blockade. It has several little short hills. This would probably be a midweek race. There are a few goatheads, so make sure your sealant is fresh. Clockwise loop. I would park on the north side of the parking lot for the Presbyterian Clinic on Las Estancias, and then you can use the light to get across Coors. Then you can push your bike up the levee and access the spillway from there.