Tuesday races and a few other miscellaneous races near Albuquerque, NM
Upcoming Weekend Races and Results
Tentative Tuesday Race Sched:
3/10 Tuesday MTB race, bosque between south of Bridge. (no skills clinc)
3/17 TNC Baloon Fiesta Park (road) with mini skills clinic
3/24 TNC Baloon Fiesta Park (road) with mini skills clinic
3/31 TNCBaloon Fiesta Park (road) with mini skills clinic
4/7 TNC Baloon Fiesta Park (road)with mini skills clinic
4/14 TNC Albuquerque Dragway (road) with mini skills clinic
4/21 TNC Albuquerque Dragway (road) with mini skills clinic
4/28 Tuesday MTB Beavertown (tent) with skills clinic (tent)
5/5 Tuesday MTB Beavertown (tent) with skills clinic (tent)
5/19 Tuesday Gravel Ballon Fiesta Park. (tent) (no skills clinc)
5/26 Tuesday Gravel Ballon Fiesta Park. (tent) (no skills clinc)
$13, ($15 at the Dragway) 28yrs and under $7, 18yrs and under free. There will be a one time $5 administrative fee for riders who have not done a BCDracing event after 10/8/19. Events are insured but not USAC sanctionied.
3/10 Tuesday MTB race, 5:45PM
Course preview for the 3/22 NMORS race listed above. Course will be about 5 miles of lovely twisty bosque trails. I tried to pick the twistiest trails I could find to make a course that favors MTBs over CX bikes as much as possible. Probably the ideal machine is a rigid fork hardtail MTB with about 2.0 tires. That is what I will ride. If you have a CX/gravel bike with nice fat 40-45mm tires that might be ok too. No rocks and virtually no climbing.
Exit I-25 on Bridge/Cesar Chavez, go west down the hill,over the tracks, and immediatley left on 3rd. This will bend around to the left and dump you out on 2nd. Go right (south) .7 miles past the ballfields to the parking area. Google Maps link here. Cross the bikepath west of the parking area, go up onto the levee, and go about 1/4 mile south to the start. there is a coursemap on the race page here.
3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 TNC Baloon Fiesta Park (road)
5:15 PM Mini Crit Clinic about 20 mins.
5:45 PM Women, juniors, men 50+, Cat5s, Cat4s, and Cat3s -40. (Cat3s under 40 do A) about 30mins (4 laps tempo)
6:20 PM Mens A/B Pro,1,2,3,4,&5s (cat5s require approval of the other As.) 50mins (5 laps tempo)
Mini Clinics will discuss group riding around a criteruim circuit, cornering, and other skillls.
Balloon Fiesta Park Directions:
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, go to then end and park. Ride through the gate and across to the west side of the park
As per map. Good pavement on almost all the course. One little gravely bit transferring out of the park, but it is pretty much on a straighaway. I will sweep it as well as I can. There has been some sweeping and smoothing since last year.
4/14, 4/21 TNC Albuquerque Dragway (road)
5:30 PM Mini Crit Clinic about 20 mins.
6:00 PM Women, juniors, men 50+, Cat5s, Cat4s, and Cat3s -40. (Cat3s under 40 do A) about 30mins (4 laps tempo)
6:35 PM Mens A/B Pro,1,2,3,4,&5s (cat5s require approval of the other As.) 50mins (5 laps tempo)
Directions in a car: <Google Maps Link>
(if you want to be close to the crit) Take I-25 south from Albuquerque, exit Rio Bravo and go west, take Broadway south (left) to Bobby Foster. Take Bobby Foster east (left) go over the interstate and go left again. This will be Los Picaros, which will wind east for 2.5 mi where there will be a Y, go right up to the dragstrip. You could just ride your bike this way but the road is a narrow and a little dangerous, and it is not very direct.
On a Bike:
Take University south from Rio Bravo, down the big hill and past the giant snakes. After 2 miles go left (actually the fist left) on Crick Av. then left again on Watson. Just before Watson ends, go right. The road will turn left and continue to a cul de sac. Keep going north on the dirt to the to the drag strip and step over the fence. There could be goatheads on the dirt section. You could drive this way and park but you will have to get out and ride or walk the 600ft or so to the dragstrip. It is definitely the safer way to ride a bike to the course though.
Totally closed to traffic but the some of the pavement is soso. No gravel to speak of, but it is rough in spots, and there are some expansion gaps. They are doing some asphalt repairs and I will scope it out when they are done and post a map.
4/28, 5/5 Tuesday MTB Beavertown (tent)
Info coming soon
5/19 & 5/26 Tuesday Gravel Ballon Fiesta Park. (still tent)
Break until June. There may be a USAC crit series during the summer and I will work around that if it happens.
If weather looks bad check the Hawke Races Facebook Page. I will update it as I am able. Occasionially we may have to cancel.
Road crit sepcific info:
We will post results for the top 5 finishers in each group. 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. 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 laps, please stay at the back with the twice lapped riders. Get into the group you came out of.