Hays Apple Farm CX
Saturday 1/20/24 & Sunday 1/28/24
Photos and Video from 1/20/24, scroll down for results.
Kids Race (if any) at 12:30PM ~20 mins*
Adults 1:00PM ~1hr Neutral preride at 12:30.
*we will only have a kids race if we get riders signed up for it, so if you are interested please sign up your kiddos.
Note: I lowering the entry fee from $30 to $20, but I am going to mark the course a little less thoroughly than in years past. I would strongly recommend that you be there for the preride. We will do 2 neutral laps.
Google placemark here.
Take I-25 South from Albuquerque to the NM47/ Broadway Exit (215). After the exit, go south 7 miles to Bosque Farms. Do not speed through the reservation, particularly near and just south of the casinos, there are almost always rez cops there. Turn Right on Esperanza at the Blake's Lottaburger. Go west (right) 1/4 mile to the farm.
Course: Course winds through the trees of Mr Hays' apple orchard and goes up onto the ditchroad for some fast bits. One of the most scenic courses we have. Mud is possible.
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. We will not set up a kids race unless you sign them up beforehand.
Entry: Entry fee $20. Cash preferred, but you can pay online by just PayPal at email@example.com and send "Friends and Family" which saves me fees. Also I will have a card reader at the race. Rides 13-23 years old $10, 12yrs and younger free. .
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.
Online Signup 1/20/24
List of Registered Riders 1/20/24
Online Signup 1/28/24
List of Registered Riders 1/28/24
Registration for later dates will be up later.
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. If weather looks dodgy, check the BCD Racing Facebook as I can update it from my phone.
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. Lapped riders finish on the on the same lap as the leader.
Everyone will ride together but we will divide the results into:
as well as posting overall results
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 try to put up at least one set of red and green markers 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.
Then National Champion J-Pow at Hays a few years back.
The Finish Straight