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 09/13/22 Tuesday MTB Info below
 10/04/22 Tuesday CX  info below
10/08/22 Cyclocross Clinic, beginner clinic followed by intermediate clinic info coming soon. 
 10/09/22 Capulin CX, Albuquerque, NM
 10/15/22 - 10/27/22 New Mexico Cyclocross Series presented by Echelon Racing. Info at USA Cycling's site
 12/04/22 Hubble CX I, Albuquerque, NM
 12/11/22 Hubble CX, Albuquerque, NM
 01/07/23 Hubble CX III, Albuquerque, NM
 01/14/23 Hays Apple Farm CX, Bosque Farms, NM,
 01/22/23 Hays Apple Farm CX, Bosque Farms, NM, 

Tuesday Results 2022
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 Tuesday Results 2020
Weekend event results 2022, 2021, and earlier, work in progress

Canceled due to low registration numbers.  Sorry. 
Capulin CX Sunday 10/9/22, 2PM, kids race at 1:30PM

A long time ago, before gravel bikes or mountain bikes, when the weather got chilly, bike racers would ride whatever bike they had through the woods, across the fields and down to little dirt lanes. Sometimes there would be steep hills or fallen logs where they would have to get off their bikes and carry them. And, since they were bike racers, they started setting up little loops and racing around them. It was fun. This was the beginning of cyclocross. 

I feel that the UCI with all their rules (even if they be well meaning) have kind of lost contact with this aesthetic. This series attempts to preserve this "old fashioned" cyclocross aesthetic of just riding around through whatever happens to be out there.  

So what should I expect to be different VS a normal modern cyclocross race?

I will try to design courses that favor cyclocross bikes over mountain bikes or road bikes.  Considerable sections of the courses will be less than 3m wide, hurdles will more likely be a just a few logs thrown across the trail, and there will probably be more running with the bike than most CX races. You can ride any type of bike or tires you think best for the course. This year all the races will have one combined start and race for about 1hr, this is also kind of old school cyclocross.   

None of the races are USAC so you do not need a license, but there are no official USAC upgrade or ranking points earned.

Be sure you have sealant, for Hubble especially. It has been a bumper goathead year.

Cyclocross racing aside, the three venues we have this year are really pretty spots, good examples of the beauty that the New Mexico Outdoors has to offer. (OK there is some graffiti at Hubble, but there is also a nice view, a meadow, and a little cottonwood forest,)

I hope you can make it out, and that you think it's fun.

Note that there will be a minimum of about 15 riders signed up for this event by 8PM Saturday 10/8/22 . So if you want to come, and you want the race to happen, please sign up at the link below.

Directions: Take I-40 east from Albuquerque to the Tijeras exit, the road will "Y" right off the exit. Go left, which will come to a stoplight and become NM14 north. The speed limit around the stoplight is 30mph and it is a popular radar trap area. Continue on north 14 about 5.5mi to NM536. (The Crest Road)Go left and up another ~6mi to the course. Capulin Picnic Area is a little over a mile past the Sandia Peak Ski Area on NM 536 heading up towards Sandia Peak. Google Maps Placemark

Parking is limited. Please do your best to carpool. Pay your $3 parking fee. It is a $50 ticket if a ranger tickets you.

Course is hilly and sits at about 8800ft. The course will go down a  paved switchback descent, partway back up the pavement and then up a some old stairs through the picnic area. About half woodlsy dirt singletrack and half pavement. They have done some clearing so the course may be a little smaller than last year, depending on how much time I have for coursework. Some of the uphills are steep so I would recommend about a 1 to 1 low gear if you climb in small gears like me.
Everyone will start together and ride for about an hour. Lapped riders finish on the on the same lap as the leader. 

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.

Entry: No entry fee.  Suggested donation of $20. Cash preferred, but you can pay online or I have a card reader. Juniors free. We may have some small prizes for the top mens and womens riders. 

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 Registration

List of Registered Riders

Online Donations

Weather will be cool or cold up there, maybe 20F less than the city, so bring lots of warm clothes, gloves, arm warmers, tights.  High will likely be in the 50s maybe cooler.

General Info:
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.