Tuesday races and a few other miscellaneous races
Spring Road Criterium 3/10/19
Probably at Glorieta, info coming soon.
Main Street MTB Stage Race 3/30&31/19
Albuquerque area. Saturday's stage will be a NMORS race.
Spring Tuesday practice/race schedule below,
parts are still a bit tentative, check back before you come out.
Tues 3/12 Road Crit, location TBA, crit info below.
Thurs 3/14 MTB Short Track Practice at Rooosevelt kind of a preview for the Main St Stage Race course.
Tues 3/19 Mtbcoach 505 MTB circuit practice & clinic (not connected with Hawke Races, gives me have a week off)
Tues 3/26 Road Circuit Palo Alto (east Mts)
A very hilly circuit in the east mountains. Bring at least a 39X27. I will probably have a 34X28. The climb coming back is killer steep. Don't say I didn't warn you. We will do a few out and back loops in the valley to warm up then two bigger laps, which will go over a small pass, around a short unpaved loop, which is smooth enough for road tires, and then back over the pass to the finish.
6:00 PM everyone starts together. Beginners may want to just do one lap. Total length is about 17.5 miles. I imagine the fast guys will be a little under an hour.
Directions take I-40 east from Albuquerque about 7 miles to the Tijeras exit. Go left at the Y and continue as if going to the crest. From the stoplight it will be about x miles to x road. Go right .2 mi to Sycamore, go right .3mi to Juniper hill, go left .1 mile to Pinon Alto, go about .3 mi to parking/start.
No entry but it would be nice if you could bring a suggested voluntary donation of $10 to cover my time marking the course.
Tues 4/2Mtbcoach 505 MTB circuit practice & clinic (not connected with Hawke Races, gives me have a week off)
Tues 4/9 Gravel Crit at Sunnyslope
A flat. fast, drafty circuit at Sunnyslope. Doable on a road bike, but a cross bike would be better.
6:15 PM, everyone starts together. We will go for an hour or maybe a little more.
Entry $10, Under 23 $5, Uner 18 free.
Directions in a car: Exit I-25 on Rio Bravo and go west about a mile to 2nd. Take 2nd south about 1.6 miles to to Sunnyslope St. then go west (right) to Barr then go south (left) 300ft and park where you can without blocking anyone's driveway.
On a bike: take the bosque bike path south past Rio Bravo until just before it curves east following the diversion channel. Start will be in the bosque about 300 ft west of the levee..
Tues 4/16 Mtbcoach 505 MTB circuit practice & clinic (not connected with Hawke Races, gives me have a week off)
Tues 4/23 Road Crit, location TBA, crit info below.
Tues 4/30 Gravel Circuit probably at Baloon Fiesta Park.
Tues 5/7 Road Crit, location TBA, crit info below.
Tues 5/14 Duke City Classic probably Grass Track Grands. (not connected with Hawke Races)
Tues 5/21 MTB XC circuit practice at Pine Flat
Tues 5/28 Road Crit, location TBA, crit info below.
Tues 6/4 Gravel Circuit probably at Baloon Fiesta Park.
Tues 6/11, Road Crit, Normal NASCAR loop at Baloon Fiesta Park.
These will be insured through Insurance for Texans. USAC licenses, annual or one day, are not required. This means that they are a little easier to organize and a little cheaper.
Since we are doing these sporatically this spring there will be a preregistration for each one, so that we will know how many classes to run. If we get a lot of signups we may do a third race.
preregistration links will be here when available.
5:30 Women, juniors, men 50+, Cat5s, Cat4s, and Cat3s -40. (Cat3s under 40 do A) about 35mins
6:10 Mens A 45-50 (5 tempo) Pro,1,2,3,4,&5s (cat5s require approval of the other As.)
Entry $10, Under 23 $5, Uner 18 free.
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 please.
We will post 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. We will have someone at the finish with a lap card.
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.
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 bike-racers list.
Contact: Hawke Morgan at 505.259.6885 call or text. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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