Tuesday races and a few other miscellaneous races
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.
Tues 3/19 Mtbcoach 505 MTB circuit practice & clinic (not connected with Hawke Races, gives me have a week off)
Tues 3/26 Road Crit at Balloon Fiesta Park on the spring loop or some variation of it. (info below)
Tues 4/2Mtbcoach 505 MTB circuit practice & clinic (not connected with Hawke Races, gives me have a week off)
Tues 4/9 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 4.5 miles to Ridge road. For you roadies this is the top of "Mailbox Hill." Go right .2 mi to Sycamore, right .3mi to Juniper hill, 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 4/16 Mtbcoach 505 MTB circuit practice & clinic (not connected with Hawke Races, gives me have a week off)
Tues 4/23 Road Crit at Balloon Fiesta Park on the spring loop or some variation of it. (info below)
Tues 4/30 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 5/7 Road Crit at Balloon Fiesta Park on the spring loop or some variation of it. (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, at Balloon Fiesta Park on the spring loop or some variation of it. (info below)
Tues 6/4 Gravel Circuit Cedro Area.
Tues 6/11 Road Crit, Normal NASCAR loop or some variation of it at Baloon Fiesta Park.
Tues 6/18 Gravel Circuit, probably Baloon Fiesta Park.
Tues 6/25 Normal NASCAR loop or some variation of it 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.
Balloon Fiesta Park Directions:
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 park
5:30PM Mini Crit Clinic
5:45PM Women, juniors, men 50+, Cat5s, Cat4s, and Cat3s -40. (Cat3s under 40 do A) about 35mins (4 laps tempo)
6:20PM Mens A/B Pro,1,2,3,4,&5s (cat5s require approval of the other As.) 50mins (5 laps tempo)
Entry $10, Under 23 $5, Uner 18 free. There will be a one time $5 administrative fee for riders who have not done a Hawke Races event after 10/1/18.
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.
Spring loop map
There has been some new paving on the area north of the park. It is bumpy in parts but all paved. I will work on sweeping as there is some gravel on the new section. Priority will be on sweeping the corners first so there may be some gravel in the pavement on some of the straigt sections, especially on the early races. The out and back section is on very good pavement. I think we may go clockwise instead of what the map shows. .
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.
What is this $5 administrative fee business?
Starting in with the 10/2/18 race, I will be charging a $5 once per year fee for any Hawke Races. So you pay the $5 at the first Hawke Races event and you do and need not do so again until the beginning of my next insurance year, which will be the beginning of October 2019. This will include Tuesday or weekend races.
I buy my insurance per rider per year. So someone who shows up and does NMCX race or one crit costs me about $5. Someone like Eric Mease who does like 20 races, also costs me $5 for all the 20 races he does. My insurance costs went up about 40% this year as I had a lot of riders that just did one event. So instead of raising entry fees, I feel that this system adds a slight incentive for riders who do several of my races. Also I think it is fairer, as it charges the riders in proportion to the way I get billed.
Hawke Morgan at 505.259.6885 call or text. Email: email@example.com
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