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Race is CANCELED due to Coronavirus risks. I think that by the time that they open things back up, it will be to hot to do races in the bosque, and if I am going to spend time organizing something, it would be better done somewhere cooler.  Maybe we can do it in the fall, but the the calendar will probably be pretty packed.

Note a few minor course changes and a new map as of 2/17/20. Also a GPX track is posted.



 




POSTPONED Sunday March 22, 2020, part of the New Mexico Off Road Series 

All riders will start at high noon. If we get a lot of signups we may do two starts. If so, it will be posted here.  

Cat 3 man and cat 2 women, 2 laps about 12mi.
Cat 2 men and cat 1 women 3 laps about 18 mi.
Cat 1/Pro men, 4 laps about 25 mi.

Course:
About 6 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. There will a Tuesday race on 3/10 that will preview the course. We will use the southernmost 2/3 of the trails between Bridge and Rio Bravo on the east bank of the Rio Grande. These are pretty much the most used trails by bikes in the bosque. You have probably ridden part of the course. There is a GPS track here.  It starts and finishes at the Rio Bravo Trailhead, not the race start finish. I just parked there for the preride.        

Entry fees:
There will be a once per year $5 administrative fee for the first BCDracing event you do after 10/8/19. Juniors are exempt. This will cover all BCDracing events until October 2020. Explanation at bottom of this page.     
Adults $35. U23 $17, Juniors $0 even if they race adult categories. Day of event registration add $10.
Registration closes 15 mins before each start. If you can prove that you drove more than 2.5 hours to the race, you get $10 off your adult entry. If you are U-23 you are already getting a deal.   

Prizes: For now, burritos. We may get another sponsor, I am working on it.

Online Registration:
We will use Google Forms for registration. It does not cost anything to preregister. You will need to pay at the race even if you are preregistered, but all your info will already be entered, and we will have some idea of how many riders to expect. You will also save $10. I have a card reader on my phone so you can pay with a card at the race. 
Online Registration will close on midnight 3/20/20. Race wil not be USAC sanctioned

Online Registration

List of Registered Riders 


Directions:
Coming from Albuquerque and points north: 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 dunp you out on 2nd by El Modelo Mexican Foods. Go right (south) .7 miles past the ballfields to the parking area.  There is limited parking at the trailhead, so most riders should park between the ballfields and the trailhead on the west side of 2nd. Google Maps link here
Coming from points south: Exit I-25 on Rio Bravo, go west to 2nd and north about 2mi to the parking area.  
 
General Info:
This will be insured through Insurance for Texans (go figure). USAC licenses, annual or one day, are not required. Helmets are required. Aside from unrestricted feeding of riders, this race will be run under USAC MTB race rules rules.
 
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.

What is this $5 administrative fee business?
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


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