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Commissioner Saltzman set to visit bike race venue

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 22nd, 2007 at 9:27 am

Racing at PIR
PIR has hosted bike
races since the 1970s.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

Portland's City Commissioner of Parks, Dan Saltzman, will get a taste of local bike racing when he pays a visit to Portland International Raceway (PIR) on Monday (8/27).

The site -- which has hosted bike racing since the mid 1970s -- is home to popular road racing events held each Monday and Tuesday during the summer as well as mountain bike and cyclocross racing.

Saltzman's visit was coordinated by Monday Night Racing Series organizer Jim Anderson. Anderson says the event, "will give the OBRA (Oregon Bicycle Racing Association) community an opportunity to share with the commissioner how they have benefited from this venue."

Saltzman plans to tour the racetrack area, meet with OBRA officials, chat with racers, and be the official race starter. Saltzman is scheduled to be present from 6-8pm.

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  • Todd B August 22, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Ahhhh...the air will smell so much sweeter that day and my ears can then hear the birds and not horsepower echoing in the hills of Vancouver.

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  • organizer August 27, 2007 at 11:11 am

    **Last Monday PIR of 2007**

    Ladies Night - end the season with a bang, and win some great prizes!
    August 27th - Monday PIR Series

    To show our continued support of women racing at PIR we are making a the
    last race of the year a major blowout! Prizes for everyone (we didn\'t forget
    about the masters men), but emphasis is on growing the women\'s group. Spread
    the word/notice that we are trying to get any and all women interested in
    bicycle racing to show up!

    PRIZES:
    5:45-6:15 - Coaching Q and A with Kendra Wenzel of Wenzel Coaching. Along
    with some other local women racers will be on hand to chat with new racers!

    **All women receive TeamEstrogen.com water bottle and $10 Gift Certificate,
    Free Yoga Pearl class voucher!**

    Raffle for ALL WOMEN racers for the following great prizes, will take place
    while you are racing:
    - 2 Hour Wenzel Coaching consultation
    - Yoga Pearl 2week Memberships
    - Bike Racing 101 Books from Wenzel Coaching
    - $50 Gift Certificate to Lakeside Bicycles
    - Hot Lips Pizza Certificates
    - Consultations from Acu-Lounge Good Medicine Acupuncture and Massage

    For hot spot winners:
    - $10 Lakeside Bicycles Gift Certificate
    - Teva Shoe Certificates

    For top 3 in both women\'s groups (overall night points):
    - Lara Bar products

    For ALL RACERS
    - Sampling from Lara Bar
    - Sampling from Gleukos
    - Meet Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman!
    - FUN?!

    Oh yeah for the masters men:
    - $10 Lakeside Bicycles Gift Certificate (Hot Spot Winners)
    - Lara Bar Products and Gleukos (overall night points)
    - Yoga Pearl Monthly Unlimited Memberships

    WHAT ELSE:
    Proposed Schedule - NUMBERS on LEFT SIDE:
    Novice Women - 6 laps - NEW!!! Hot spots on lap 5
    Novice Masters - 7 laps - NEW!!! Hot spots on lap 3
    Masters 1/2/3 - 18 laps / hot spots on 3, 12, 15, 16
    Masters 4/5 - 15 laps / hot spots on laps 8, 10, 13
    Women - 12 laps / hot spots 2, 9

    HUH?:
    BABYSITTING. Please **RSVP** if you are bringing your kids...Drop off your
    kids with us and we will have responsible teenagers watch them while you
    race - now you have no reason to not see what racing on Monday night is all
    about! Ages 2-5 will have 1 babysitter, and 5-12 will have 1 or 2
    babysitters! $8 an hour per child (paid direct to teens). Please bring
    favorite toys, games, books, etc. Minor paperwork will be required.
    Available from approx 5-8:30pm.

    WHY?:
    Last Monday PIR for 2007!

    HMMM:
    http://Www.racemondaynight.com

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