Canceled due to low registration numbers. Sorry.
Capulin CX Sunday 10/9/22, 2PM, kids race at 1:30PM
Note that there will be a minimum of about 15 riders signed up for this event by 8PM Saturday 10/8/22 . So if you want to come, and you want the race to happen, please sign up at the link below.
Directions: Take I-40 east from Albuquerque to the Tijeras exit, the road will "Y" right off the exit. Go left, which will come to a stoplight and become NM14 north. The speed limit around the stoplight is 30mph and it is a popular radar trap area. Continue on north 14 about 5.5mi to NM536. (The Crest Road)Go left and up another ~6mi to the course. Capulin Picnic Area is a little over a mile past the Sandia Peak Ski Area on NM 536 heading up towards Sandia Peak. Google Maps Placemark
Parking is limited. Please do your best to carpool. Pay your $3 parking fee. It is a $50 ticket if a ranger tickets you.
Course is hilly and sits at about 8800ft. The course will go down a paved switchback descent, partway back up the pavement and then up a some old stairs through the picnic area. About half woodlsy dirt singletrack and half pavement. They have done some clearing so the course may be a little smaller than last year, depending on how much time I have for coursework. Some of the uphills are steep so I would recommend about a 1 to 1 low gear if you climb in small gears like me.
Everyone will start together and ride for about an hour. Lapped riders finish on the on the same lap as the leader.
Kids Race: if we get some younger riders who would like to come out, we will accommodate them with a shorter course and shorter race duration. If you have kids who would like to race please have them sign up and we can assess how many we have.
Entry: No entry fee. Suggested donation of $20. Cash preferred, but you can pay online or I have a card reader. Juniors free. We may have some small prizes for the top mens and womens riders.
Prizes: We may have some small prizes for the top mens and womens finishers, possibly also juniors if we get a good number of them.
List of Registered Riders
Weather will be cool or cold up there, maybe 20F less than the city, so bring lots of warm clothes, gloves, arm warmers, tights. High will likely be in the 50s maybe cooler.
USAC licenses, annual or one day, are not required. Not a USAC race. Helmets are required. We will run under USAC cyclocross rules, except that you can feed anywhere, anytime, and the course will not meet USAC specs.