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 01/07/23 Hays Apple Farm CX I, Bosque Farms, NM,
 01/15/23 Hays Apple Farm CX II, Bosque Farms, NM,
 01/22/23 Hays Apple Farm CX III, Bosque Farms, NM, 
 01/28/23 Waterfall Informal CX, Corrales, NM
 02/12/23 Sat Lone Cottonwood Gravel Circuit Albuquerque, NM
 02/25/23 Sat Hubbell MTB Race, Albuquerque, NM
 03/14/23 Tuesday MTB's start and continue on Tuesdays until May. 
 04/15/23 Bosque MTB Race NMORS, Albuquerque, NM
 04/30/23 Sun Gnarwhale MTB Race, Albuquerque, NM
 06/18/23 Sun Sandia Alpine Circuit, Albuququerque, NM, MTB race

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 Tuesday Results 2021
 Weekend event results 2022, 2021, and earlier, work in progress

Ahh the Bosque, with the sun reflecting off the cottonwood leaves. 

NOTE we are doing a single start time at 12:30 for all riders. 

Bosque MTB Race, NMORS April 15 2023, Albuqueque, NM

Bosque is a Spanish term for "wood," in the sense of a forest, which, in Albuquerque, means all the cottonwood forests near the river. Mountain bikers have been riding the bosque as long as there have been mountain bikes, and it is kind of a unique terrain for this part of the world, with the twisty trails through the forest. I tried to pick the twistiest and most technical trails I could find, to make a course that favors MTBs over CX/gravel bikes as much as possible. (You can ride your CX/gravel bike if you want.) Preride the area if you can. 

Rio Bravo Circuit 15-25mi eastside bosque north of Rio Bravo, pretty much flat with some very tight sections and some fast sweeping corner sections. This are some of the classic Bosque trails.If you live in Albuquerque, you have probably ridden some of the course before.  New slightly longer GPS Track here.

Results and Scoring

We will score all NMORS categories (for series points) and some junior categories to accommodate school age racers. Note if you are in a school age program, Advanced=Cat1, Intermediate=Cat2, Beginner=Cat3. We will combine categories into three start waves for Saturday and two for Sunday. This may change depending on the number of riders we get signed up. 

Probably chocolate or some other small prizes. I am kind of opting for lower entry fees and no prize money.

Online Registration:
We will use Google Forms for registration. Entries received after Thursday 4/13 at 11.59PM will be charged an extra $10 late registration fee. After that YOU CAN STILL RACE, AND STILL SIGN UP, BUT IT WILL COST YOU AN EXTRA $10. You do not have to pay to register. Online payment is not set up yet, so for now, plan on paying at the race. We will have a card reader on site. 

Men Cat 1/Pro
Palmer    Michael    Racing Apparel / Melo Velo    Men Pro    19-39
Harris    Mick Jagger    Bikeworks    Men/boys Cat 1    50-59
Flores    Randy    Racing Apparel / Melo Velo        50-59
Verswijver    Keaton    Racing Apparel / Melo Velo    Men/boys Cat 1    15-16
Mirabal     Justin     Racing apparel/Mellow Vello     Men/boys Cat 2    17-18
Struve    Bryan        Men/boys Cat 1    40-49
Jordan    David    Sport Systems 505 Cycling    Men/boys Cat 1    50-59
Hall    Shawn    CSP-SBI    Men/boys Cat 1    19-39
Johns    Jackson     Goatheads     Men/boys Cat 1    17-18
Bear    Jan    Team Santa Fe    Men/boys Cat 1    60
Hawke Morgan Team Cross    Men/boys Cat 1    50-59
Men Cat 2              
Lee    Daniel        Men/boys Cat 2    40-49
Johns    Randy    Warrior Up    Men/boys Cat 2    40-49
Panozzo    Marcus        Men/boys Cat 2    50-59
Men Cat 3              
Lemon    Xavier           
Garcia    Michael    Ringo Racing    Men/boys Cat 3    50-59
Garcia    Simon    Ringo Racing    Men/boys Cat 3    13-14
Women Cat 1              
Bettis    Tanya    Rocket Grrl racing team    Women/girls Cat 1    50-59
Woman Cat 2              
Tornga    Shawn        Women/girls Cat 2    40-49
Claw    Eudora    Warrior Up    Women/girls Cat 2    19-39
Bear    Kim    Spokettes    Women/girls Cat 2    60

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: hawke@bcdracing.com

General Info:
Not USAC sacntioned, 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.

Rio Bravo Bosque Circuit about 5mi
Parking on the west side of the River north and south of Rio Bravo Blvd, best accessed via Poco Loco St, just east of the river. Main parking area is called the Rio Bravo Riverside Picnic Area. Google Maps Placemark.  Course will be CCW. We will start on the levee road so that we do not have all the riders going into the singletrack in an uncivilized manner. MTB starts should be civilized. GPS Track here  

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.  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.