Ahh the Bosque, with the sun reflecting off the cottonwood leaves.
NOTE all Satuday start times have been moved back one hour.
Stage race scoring will be by points for an omnium general classification.
To be eligible for the GC you must at least start both stages. On each stage you will get 1 point for starting, 2 points for finishing and 17, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 points for the top 12 places overall in the three above groups.
Note that all riders will finish on the same lap like in a road crit or a cyclocross.
Probably chocolate or some other small prizes. I am kind of opting for lower entry fees and no prize money. We are not doing prizes for riders who just do Saturday, but they will get NMORS series points.
We will use Google Forms for registration. Pre-registration will close on 3/23/22 at 11.59PM. 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.
List of Registered Riders
Stage Race: $75, under 23 $40, under 19 $20.
Sat (NMORS) only: $40, under 23 $20, under 19 $10.
Sun only: $35, under 23 $18, under 19 $10.
Distances may change a little as I am not certain about the final course lengths
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
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.
Stage 1 (and NMORS race) Rio Bravo Bosque Circuit about 4mi
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. 2022 GPS Track. 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. Crouse may be a little longer than this.
Stage 2 Hubble Dam Area:
Shorter circuit with a several short punchy steep hills going up and down off the levee, and some twisty singletrack through the cottonwood forest. Be sure and have fresh sealant as there are a few goatheads. A fun little course that we will be using for the Tuesday MTB races. A little sand but no rocks to speak of. Course shown on map is not cleaned out as of 12/31/22. I will get a GPS track up when I have it cleaned.
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.