10AM Beginner/sport (cat 3/2) 3 lap race about 40mins
11AM OpenRace, Pro 1,2, about 1hr
Exact schedule will depend on how many riders we have in each category.
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 open race, cat 2 riders may do either but they would probably have more fun in the open race.
Short track using the upper trails in the Juan Thomas Open Space, just east of the Oak Flat Picnic area. We used some of these for CX last fall. Doable on a CX bike but not ideal. There will be one rocky downhill bit.
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 be 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.
Online Registration Coming soon
List of Registered Riders Coming Soon
Take I-40 east from Albuquerque to the Tijeras exit, the road will "Y" right off the exit. Go right. (Left takes you to Sandia Peak) The road will curve to the right and come to a stoplight. There will be a Subway across the street on your right. Go straight on through the light and up NM337 for about 9 miles to the top of the hill. Then take Oak Flat Rd left (east) about 1mi to the Oak Flat Picnic (where there are restrooms) and about another mile to the start. Park off the road, around the second trailhead, There are no restrooms at the start finish.
Placemark on Google Maps.
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 05/10/21:
1. Unvaccinated riders must start in masks. After things spread out you are probably OK without one. Vaccinated riders do not need to stat in masks.
2. Please wear a mask if you interact with me at registration.
3. Riders should wear masks when interacting closely 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.
9. Signup online if at all possible and preprint forms. If you have to sign up a the race, wear a mask.