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Archive for April, 2012
For the 3rd year running the fixed gear fools of Burque bring you the Duke City Classic. This year we are growing to include 10 days of bicycle bliss. Race or ride as many of the events as you dare. Duke and Dutchess of Albuquerque to be crowned at the closing party based on participation and performance among other stuff.
All Riders are welcome and all rides are free. Most events can be ridden on whatever bike you want, but you will be asked to play fair at a few events(i.e. put your swanky road bike in 1 gear and stick with it)
Friday May 11th -
_ Punk Rock Bike Prom Parade and opening party (everyone, all bikes, dress up, dress your bike up, bring a friend, show up late if you cant make it early)
Details to be finalized 6:30 thru ALL NIGHT LONG. Catch up as you can.
Saturday May 12th
_ Polo Race 1:00 at the Duck Pond. Bring your best bike for slow speed maneuverability. Short ride with fun challenges.
_ Pickup Polo
Between 2 and 5
Mallets will be provided. Pick up a mallet and give it a shot.
_ Poker Ride (all bikes)
9pm at Hidden Park (McDuffie Park)
Sunday May 13th
_ Bridges of Bernalillo County Guerrilla Century (geared bikes encouraged)
8am at the Duck Pond
_ Cyclo Femme Ride (all bikes)
2pm at the Duck Pond
Empower women in cycling and the opportunity for positive social change. Teach women to ride and they will change the world.
_ Maybe a potluck this evening.
Monday May 14th
_ Monday Mountain Bike Mania (any bike you are OK with taking on the trails, )
Foothills (Meeting place TBD) There may be 2 or 3 time slots for this. More info forthcoming.
Tuesday May 15th
_ Grass Track Grands 7pm at Johnson Field
3 laps on the grass, multi-racer, multi-heat elimination format.
Wednesday May 16th
_ La Raza Alley Cat (all bikes)
6:30 at the Duck Pond
Thursday May 17th
_ Burque Brew Crawl (all bikes)
7pm at Tractor Brewing Tap Room
Friday May 18th
_ Fixed & Furious (prove fixed gear is not dead in ABQ)
6:30 at Fixed & Free
7:30 at the intersection of Commercial & Odelia NE
Saturday May 19th
_ Dutchess Race (all bikes)
Ladies Points competition. The stops will be manned.
Sunday May 20th
_ CLOSING PARTY / RAFFLE / Good Times … more details to come
(thanks to matts for the descriptions)
don’t tell your friends. maybe they won’t show up.
thanks to the generosity of awesome sponsors…knog, bagaboo, pbr, yancopads, fyxation, damien velasquez powdercoating, fixed and free, bike world, bike coop and a shitload of others, we’ve gotten so many dope prizes for the duke city classic that we may just have to add more events…or keep it all and open a bike shop.
unfortunately…a) we already have so much going on we can hardly keep track of it.
b) we already have more bike shops than we can hang out @.
so instead, come out and win some excellent schwag.
critical mass this friday afternoon @ the unm duckpond. meet around 530, ride at 600.
poker ride this saturday night…hidden park 9pmish.
another snowy dawn ’til dusk.
things were pretty much a replay of last years event, just with an earlier start. the sun was slowly wedging itself between the horizon and clouds when the race started @7. by 830, the overcast sky hung over us like a lead blanket…then came the snow. it was light at first, dancing in the gusting wind, then the flakes grew to the size of quarters…they called the race at 930, due to unsafe course conditions. zia rides is giving all racers credit towards another of their races, good for the next 2 years.
let’s just forget this ever happened…what? don’t worry about it.
the poker ride! this sat. night @ 9pm. meet at hidden park.