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 02/25/23 Sat Riverside Park MTB Race, Los Lunas, NM tent
 03/14/23 Tuesday MTB's start and continue on alternate Tuesdays until mid May. 
 03/25-26/23 Bosque MTB Stage Race, Albuquerque, NM
 04/16/23 Sun Gnarwhale MTB Race, Albuquerque, NM tent
 06/18/23 Sun Sandia Alpine Circuit, Albuququerque, NM, MTB race

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Gnarwhale MTB, 12PM, Sunday, April 16, 2023, Albuquerque, NM

Course:

Gnarly trails in the far north footlills around FR 333 (the La Luz Trail Road). Trails are technical, hilly, steep, and rocky. Some of my favorites, if you like that kind of thing. You will probably have dismount for a few sections. Not a great beginner race. Course is about 3 miles. We will do several laps based on category. Approximate map bleow. Counterclockwise. I have been wanting to try an informal race up there for a long time.  

A Group:
Men Pro, Cat 1 men & boys 17-18, Cat 2 19-39. About 18 miles.
B Group: All Cat 3 men, Cat 2 men 40+ and boys 15-18, and all women about 12 mi.
It souds short, but the trails are really steep and tech.     
Distance may change a little as I get the course more figured out. 

Prizes:
Maybe chocolate. 

Online Registration:
We will use Google Forms for registration. It does not cost anything to preregister. You can pay online or at the race via cash, check or card. I am not going to charge late fees but please try to sign up by 11:59PM on Thursday 3/23. I need to figure out how big of a crew I need.   

Online Registration coming

List of Registered Riders coming


Online Donations Note that you click "DONATE" to pay. Square glitch. 

Entry Fees:
No entry fee but if you could pitch in a suggested donation of $20 for making the course, that would be cool.

Weather:
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.

approximate map


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. 


approximate course