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

Upcoming Weekend Races and Results
Bosque MTB
NMORS (tent.)
May 30
Glorieta MTB
Jun 21
 Clásico San José
Tuesday Results

All other

All Races are on hold until further notice.

If you are itching to race:

Nero Veloce is hosting a road rally style Strava series. See their FB. https://www.facebook.com/nerovelocecyclingteam/

Zia Rides is also doing a social distancing event.

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.    


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 atterntion. 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 Presbyterian Clinic on Las Estancias, and then you can use the light to get across Coors. You can push your bike up the levee and access the spillway from there.