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Misc events to help fill the gaps in the NM calendar.
In accordance with our poll, we will do two more road criteriums at BFP.
Please RSVP as there will be a 12 rider minimum. Info below.
We will do our clinic with the C races at 5:45
Fiesta Park Tuesday Races
|Since turnout is a bit up and down for late season events, We will have an RSVP for
last two criteriums. It does not cost anything just sign up on the form
below. I think we need about a dozen riders to make it worthwhile
setting up the crits, so if we do not get that many we will cancel.
> Online Registration/RSVP link here <
> List of registered riders here <
Remaining Tuesday Road Criiteriums on the normal NASCAR course.
Gravel circuit in the south valley, Start at Shirk & Barr, large gravel "Hayfield Roubaix" loop, other info TBA
Tuesday CX at Pine Flat, South of Tijeras, more or less the normal big loop, other info TBA
Tuesday CX at Hays Apple Farm in Bosque Farms, other info TBA
Tuesday CX at Sunnislope, other info TBA
Start order for the road crits:
5:45PM Clinic talk and questions for beginning C racers.
6:00PM C race30 mins: Women, juniors, men 50+, men cat 5 (5 tempo) (about )
C race is for beginners, older masters, and women. We will give the women a separate start if they want.
6:40PM Mens A/B 50min: (5 tempo) everyone else.
If we get a lot of A riders we will run the A and B together.
Women who want to do another race can line up for mens A or
A and B racers, please consider riding the C race as an informal coach, see below.
Results at bottom of page.
Notes on the A race:
Last time we combined the As with the Bs as there were only 5 or so
you are an A rider, check the this website after Tuesday AM to see what race
you will do. If there is not a separate A race you will need to
be ready to race at 6:40PM with the Bs.
Notes on the C race:
am going to do a mini clinic and talk about crit racing for a few
minutes before the C race, starting at 5:45PM. Just gather at the start
line. More experienced riders can just line up at 6PM. I will also
answer questions. I will try to cover the basics and then something a
little different each Tuesday. I will try to have a brief question
session after the C race. We will do 5 tempo laps, but the last one
will be a little faster. If you are men 50+ or a cat 5 and can hang in
the Bs for at least half the race, I am going to ask you to ride with
them. You or any other A or B rider are welcome to ride around with the
C racers, maybe give them some pointers, show them lines through
corners, or even give them a wheel to sit on if they are off the back.
You get a warm up and also help someone out.
We may add, move, or change categories. Any changes will be posted here on this webpage.
Directions (for the west side summer course)
Get off I-25 at the Alameda exit. Go west on Alameda to San Mateo, turn
right and head north to Balloon Fiesta Parkway, turn west, go to then
end and park. Ride through the gate and across to the west side of the
(for the TNMTB go through the gate on the NE corner of the same parking area to get to the course)
These will be insured through bikeraces.org. USAC licenses,
annual or one day, are not required. This means that they are
a little easier to organize and a little cheaper. We will do fewer
starts than has been done previously, and crits will be a little
longer. We will post try to results for the top 5 finishers in each group.
This will be self scored, if you do not log your finish you will not be
listed. We may have some nominal prizes or crowd primes. No TNC point
series this year. We will have someone at the finish with a lap
card. Entry $10, juniors free.
Riders may do as many crits as they wish
(and qualify for) at no extra charge. There will be
no time space between groups, but riders can warm up behind any other
group as long as they stay out of the way and stay behind the largest
group of riders.
Riders dropped from the group may draft warm up riders. Warm up riders
must have a piece of orange ribbon tied to their seatpost (provided.)
If you come in 5 or 10 mins late, just jump in behind the
peloton. Lapped riders will not be pulled; get back on the peloton if
you can. We ask riders that are 2 or more laps down on the largest
group to stay at the back of the peloton and not participate in
chasing, attacking, etc. Free laps for mechanicals/flats are fine. If
you take a free lap within the last 5 laps, please stay at the back
with the twice lapped riders. Get into the group you came out of.
If you have armrest/aero bars we do not ask that you take them off, only that you do not use them during the crits.
The first few laps will be ridden at a fast tempo pace with no attacks.
Tempo on each group will be a little faster than the group before. This
lets beginner and recently moving up riders do a few laps with the
peloton to practice, so (almost) no one gets shelled on the first lap.
The more experienced riders can show the newer riders about proper
cornering lines and smoothness. We will shoot for the ideal of “a
little less than as fast as we can go and keep the group together”
speed. After the tempo laps riders may attack as they
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, I make a call if we are on or not
at 4PM raceday, this will be posted on the website and to the
Contact: Hawke Morgan at 505.259.6885 call or text. Email:
(Dave) Guy from Bikeworks
Aileen El Kadi
Womens rider whose name I did not catch
A few gaps due to bad notes om my part. If you can help me correct them let me know.
|Aileen El Kadi