Here is the GPX file. I just traced it manually on Google Earch, so it is not perfect, but should be pretty close. (Right click to save)
Sunday 4/18/21 (Note not Saturday)
All riders will start at 10AM in waves to comply with COVID rules.
About 45mi, 3 15mi laps. (You can also do just 2 laps if you want.) First lap will be socially paced in a socially distanced group, so that everyone previews the course. It is kind of complex and I think this is the best way to see to it that hopefully no one makes any wrong turns. Course will be marked too. Mostly flat with one climb to the finish. It is a really a beautiful little loop, probably one of the most scenic gravel courses anywhere. Miles of treelined ditchroads. About 1/4 of the course will be tarmac. Road surface is pretty firm and smooth. I am planning on running 32mm tubular tires. You could definitely ride it on a road bike with 25mm tires, but it would not be ideal, and you might struggle in a few soft sections. I will get a gpx track up soon.
Course is counterclockwise and goes 2-way on Tome Hill Rd for a bit.
No entry fee as it is an informal non-permitted event, but there will be a suggested donation of: adults $20. U23 $10, Juniors $0, or whatever you can afford.
Prizes: We will have some gift certificates from Gyros as prizes.
Women 1st $20, 2nd & 3rd $10. Men 1st $20, 2nd-5th $10.
We will use Google Forms for registration. It does not cost anything to preregister. Full registration info coming.
Race wil not be USAC sanctioned. There will ba a 15 rider minimum which must be reached by 8AM Saturday 4/17/21, or we may cancel. Check here or on the Hawke Races FB page to make sure we are on.
List of Registered Riders
It is a cool course, but there is no easy way to get to the start. Here is a Google Maps Placemark if you want to let your smartphone guide you.
Otherwise, Exit I-25 at Broadway/Isleta Casino and take NM47 south about 7mi where you will make a left in Los Lunas by the Smiths, but the road will stay NM47. Aftyer about another 3 miles NM47 narrows down to 2 lanes. About 1.5 mi later, there will be a Family Dollar on the right. Take the first paved left after the Family Dollar. This will be Tome Hill Rd. Last time I checked there is no street sign, but there is a sign that says "Wine Tasting" (There will be a lot of course markings around here; ignore them.) This will take you to the very base of Tome Hill where the road will bend right and become dirt, then become paved again, keep going straight up the hill to the stop sign. 1.25 mi after this stopsign will be a wide dirt road to the right. Take this south for about a mile, past two major intersections then go right on the third. Park leaving a wide lane for the racers. This will be just after the start/finish.
Race is insured but not USAC. USAC licenses, annual or one day, are not required. Helmets are required.
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: email@example.com
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.