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I am leaving these CX races up for a while in case you want to look at the results. 
 10/15/23 NM Old Fashioned CX Series - Hubbell CX I, Albuquerque, NM
 12/02/23 NM Old Fashioned CX Series - Hubbell CX II Albuquerque, NM
 12/10/23 NM Old Fashioned CX Series - Oak Leaf CX moved to Hubbell, Albuquerque, NM info coming
 12/30/23 NM Old Fashioned CX Series - Hubbell CX III Albuquerque, NM
 01/06/24 Waterfall Informal CX, Corrales, NM
 01/20/24 NM Old Fashioned CX Series - Hays Apple Farm CX I, Bosque Farms, NM
 01/28/24 NM Old Fashioned CX Series - Hays Apple Farm CX II, Bosque Farms, NM
 0424/24 Bosque preride 6PM, info below. 
 04/28/24 Classic Dirt Series - Bosque MTB, Albuquerque, NM  <NEW DATE>
 06/02/24 Classic Dirt Series - Gnarwhale, Albuquerque, NM, tentative

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

Classic Dirt Series - Bosque MTB,
Albuquerque, NM, NEW DATE!! 4/28/24


Neutral Preride at 9:40AM, start at 10:00AM.
 

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.) Trails are pretty much flat with some very tight sections and some fast sweeping corner sections. These are some of the classic Bosque trails. If you live in Albuquerque, you have probably ridden some of the course before. This is a good beginner MTB race. 

Classic Dirt Series Format:
The Bosque MTB will be part of the Classic Dirt Series, which will be kind of like the NMES or the Dusty Roadrunner, just informal rides with no entry fees. Aside from that, they willl be normal cross country MTB races, more or less on the UCI XCO model, perhaps a bit more old school. Different courses will require different levels of marking. Shorter courses will have a preride lap, and enough marking to get you around the course, if you do the prepride. Longer courses may be GPS only. Each race will be a little different. We will provide a GPS track for all races. Hopefully there will be more of these to come. 

Course marking for this specific race:
Course marking will be less than a normal race, with more in the more potentially confusing areas, but should be adequate to let you find your way around, if you do the preride lap. The preride lap is strongly recommended.
It is a good idea to have a GPS track on your bike as a backup in case you forget an intersection. 

If you can do so conveniently, I recommend you preride the course. We will tentatively do a led group preride/practice race on Wednesday 4/24 at 6:00PM. Info for this will be on the BCD main page soon. I will make a reasonable effort to mark out the course, but it will be the rider's responsibility to know the course. You are not paying a $60 entry fee tho.  

<<GPS TRACK HERE>>

We will have a 4 Lap group (about 16 mi) for less experienced riders, and a 6 lap (about 25mi) group for more experienced riders.

Registration:
There will be no entry fee, but if you would like to make a voluntary donation of something like $10 for my time, that would be appreciated. Please sign up below if you are coming. 

Online Signup Here

List of Registered Riders

Parking:
Parking will be on the west side of the River north 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