Tuesday races and a few other miscellaneous races
Upcoming weekend events:
7/6/19 San Jose Circuit, gravel grinder in La Cienega
9/9 Glorieta MTB race, tentative
10/15 Cyclocross at Oak Flat, tentative
Tuesday practice/race schedule below. Tuesday Results here.
Tues 6/25 Road Crit 5:30 PM at Balloon Fiesta Park normal NASCAR course or some variation thereof.
Tues 7/2 MTB XC at Pine Flat 6:30PM (Independence Day setup stuff at BFP)
Directions/info: Take I-40 east from Albuquerque to the Tijeras exit, the road will "Y" right off the exit. Go right. (Left takes you to Sandia Peak) The road will curve to the right and come to a stoplight. There will be a Subway across the street on your right. Go straight on through the light and up NM337 for about 8 miles. Pine Flat is a USFS picnic area on the left. Large ~2.5 mi loop with considerable climbing. Doable but difficult on a CX bike, a MTB is preferred.
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 7/9 thru Tues 8/27 Road Crits 5:30 PM at Balloon Fiesta Park normal NASCAR course or some variation thereof.
Thurs 7/25 MTB XC Practice probably Roosevelt
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
Schedule 6/11 and after:
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)
7:20PM Fixie/Fixed crit (when there is one).
Entry $10, Under 23 $5, Under 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. Fixie race only is just $3 with no admin fee.
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.
For the fixies we will do two 3 lap races and two 1 lap races and calculate overall based on points, or something like that. We will start fixed and fixie separately for safety.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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