We have approval from Glorieta to do the race. There will be a 15 rider minimum, See below.
All riders will start at high noon in waves to comply with COVID rules. We will do two groups like Bosque. There will be a full lap non-mandaratory group course preride at 11AM. This also will allow me to sweep the course to make sure the marking is all good before the race.
Open 4 lap race, about 24mi
Beginner/sport (cat 3/2) 2 lap race, about 12mi
If we get some beginner kids we can do a one lap course or an abbreviated course.
Cat 1 and Pro riders under 50 must do the 4 lap race, cat 2 riders may do either but they would probably have more fun in the open race. Overalll men and women open will have some merchandise/gift certificate prizes from our sponsors. The 2 lap race may have some small prizes like chocolate or such.
Course will be a simplified version of 2019. This is the coursemap I sent Glorieta, there may be some changes, but you can get an idea. I haven't expored the exact course yet. Start finish will be at the firehouse. We will go up Upper Ruiz, down Ruiz Canyon, up the dirt road by the RVs and down Birdhouse, then we will do about half the Western Town trail from the firehouse about almost to even with the Moody chapel and then back on mostly on pavement to the firehouse. You can see all the trails and trail names on https://www.mtbproject.com
BCD Racing Course Marking Conventions
Red and green pinflags will always be red-right and green-left. These will mark either side of the course. Always go between them with red on the right. If you start seeing green-right you are probably riding the course backwards. I will occasionally place red and green pinflags on either side of the course if it has been a while since there has been any trail marking. These may not be near any intersection. This is just to let you know that you are still on course.
Orange pinflags show where not to go, and are usually in lines of 3 or more on in singles for little trails. They will be used to block off a trail that is not on course. Do not go in between orange pinflags. Sometimes lines of course tape also show where not to go. Lines of tape and orange pinflags mean the same thing: Do not cross.
Intersections will be marked with triangular yellow arrows. Also, just beyond the intersection, I will put up at least two sets of red and green disinflation either side of the course. Sometimes there will also be orange pinflags blocking entrances to roads/trails not on course.
Always default to the more trafficked trail or road. If you are on a major trail or road, stay on it, and do not get off on any smaller intersecting trails/roads. It is not always possible to mark every possible little trail intersecting a main trail or road. If the course DOES get off a more trafficked road/trail onto a less trafficked road/trail, there will always be some marking indicating this.
Adults $25. U23 $15, Juniors $0, +$5 after 8AM 4/30/21 There will ba a 15 rider minimum which must be reached by 8AM Friday 4/30/21, or we may cancel. Check here or on the Hawke Races FB page to make sure we are on.
We will use Google Forms for registration. It does not cost anything to preregister.
Race will not be USAC sanctioned
To minimize contact please print this form at home and fill it out for the first race you do. you only need to fill out one form per year. It you filled one at Endless Sky or anything else after 2/25/21 you are done and will not need another form until March 2022.
List of Registered Riders
Race will be at Glorieta Camps which is about 15 miles east of Santa Fe on I-25. It will say I-25 “north” because the interstate goes east and then north to Denver miles later. After exiting go left across I-25, then left again to the gate. Follow signs to the staging area.
Not USAC and USAC licenses, annual or one day, are not required. Helmets are required. Aside from unrestricted feeding of riders, and allowing spare wheels and technical support at the start finish, this race will be run under USAC MTB race rules.
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.
Contact: Hawke Morgan at 505.259.6885 call or text. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the tentative COVID specific plan for the time being revised 10/15/20:
1. Do not gather in groups of more than 10 at any point.
2. Start in small waves of no more than 10 riders. Waves will be about 75ft apart. In the very unlikely event that riders catching from a later wave catch riders from an earlier wave and the the combined number of these riders coming together makes over five riders, we ask that they keep their groups separate, so that at no time do we have a group of over five riders together.
3. Start wave assignments will be based on series points or past finishing positions. Start wave assignments going to be posted Saturday evening. I will post signs for each wave to line up.
4. All riders must start in masks. I have no way of controling what riders do while they are out alone in the woods. but riders should be advised that the state has mandated that masks be worn at all times outside of the home. If riders remove their masks they are at risk of fines by the state.
5. I will work on should try to designing courses with minimal zigzaging so that riders do not pass by other riders in two-way sections. I will make the zigzags nice and wide where they are used. I will also try to put difficult sections earlier in the course than normal, to break the riders up sooner. This is not normal CX course design.
6. Riders should wear masks when interacting with other riders or the promoters before or after the race.
7. Obviously if you feel sick or have any COVID symptoms, or feel that you may have been exposed to someone sick, stay home for a week or two.
8. No awards ceremony. I will post results to this site hopefully the next day. We might do some small prizes which I will hand out afterwards.
9. Signup online if at all possible. If you have to sign up a the race, wear a mask.