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





Upcoming weekend events:

9/9 Glorieta MTB NMORS
10/13 Cyclocross at Oak Flat (or other location), tentative
11/3 Lake CX at Glorieta Camps

Tuesday practice/race schedule below. Tuesday Results here.



Tues 7/9 thru Tues 8/27 Road Crits 5:30 PM
at Balloon Fiesta Park normal NASCAR course or some variation thereof. Schedule below.  

9/3 Tuesday Crit at Girard and Gibson same schedule as normal.  No entry fee but if you could make a voluntary donation of $10 for me setting up the course, that would be cool.  Course is not closed but hardly anyone ever uses the roads. Out and back Mexican crit with two u-turns.  

9/10 Tuesday Gravel at Shirk St.

9/17 Tuesday CX at Pine Flat

9/24 Tuesday CX at Pine Flat

10/1 Tuesday CX at Hays

10/8 Tuesday CX at Hays

10/15 Tuesday CX at Hays

10/22 Tuesday CX at Sunnyslope

10/29 Tuesday CX at Sunnyslope
 

General Info:
These will be insured through Insurance for Texans. USAC licenses, annual or one day, are not required. This means that they are a little easier to organize and a little cheaper.
 
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

Crit info:
Schedule:
5:30PM Mini Crit Clinic
5:45PM Women, juniors, and beginning mens racers
6:20PM Mens A/B 50mins (5 laps tempo)

Anyone who has been in the top three of an A race or a combined A/B race (with at least 15 starters) in the last year must race A even if may they otherwise qualify to race B. If you think you should not be on this list email me. List below:
Kylen Slovic, Jason Church, Ian Oliver, Daniel Swinton, John verheul, Cason Riley, Robert Mercier, Adam Snoke, Greg Foster

Women can jump in any of the mens races as well if they want.  
Entry $10, Under 23 $5, Under 18 free. There will be a one time $5 administrative fee for riders who have not done a Hawke Races event after 10/1/18. Fixie race only is just $3 with no admin fee.    
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.
For the fixies we will do two 3 lap races and two 1 lap races and calculate overall based on points, or something like that. We will start fixed and fixie separately for safety.

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. 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 seatpost (provided.) 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 twice lapped riders. Get into the group you came out of.

"NASCAR" loop



Weather:
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.

What is this $5 administrative fee business?
Starting in with the 10/2/18 race, I will be charging a $5 once per year fee for any Hawke Races. So you pay the $5 at the first Hawke Races event and you do and need not do so again until the beginning of my next insurance year, which will be the beginning of October 2019. This will include Tuesday or weekend races.  
I buy my insurance per rider per year. So someone who shows up and does NMCX race or one crit costs me about $5. Someone like Eric Mease who does like 20 races, also costs me $5 for all the 20 races he does. My insurance costs went up about 40% this year as I had a lot of riders that just did one event. So instead of raising entry fees, I feel that this system adds a slight incentive for riders who do several of my races. Also I think it is fairer, as it charges the riders in proportion to the way I get billed.   

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





Cross results from last season:
Hawke
Races
Home
Oct 20
Lake CX
NMCX
Nov 11
Roosevelt

NMCX
Dec 9
Sunnyslope 1

not NMCX
Dec 16
Sunnyslope
2
not NMCX
Jan 5, 2019
Hays CX

NMCX
Jan 12, 2019
Valle de Oro CX

USAC Regionals
Jan 13, 2019
NMCX
Finals