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‘Velo on the Volcano’ race series kicks off tonight

Posted by on June 4th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Whether you watch or race (or both) Mt. Tabor never disappoints.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Beginning tonight — and for the next six Wednesday evenings — Mt. Tabor Park in southeast Portland will be home to fast descents, strenuous climbs, and plenty of bike racing action.

The River City Bicycles Mt. Tabor Series will pit various categories of racers against the park’s legendary, 1.3 mile circuit. The spectator-friendly course (there’s even a play structure for the little ones!) winds around a dormant volcano, plunges down to the Mt. Tabor Reservoir and then offers a challenging climb to the start/finish area.

Take a picnic, sign up to race, or just come out and see the latest lycra racing fashions.

Race schedule and more information at MtTaborSeries.com.

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  • jeff June 4, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks for the reminder of the pain to come… :)

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  • Renee June 4, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Thanks for the heads up. My ride was going to pass through Mt. Tabor this evening. Now I know to avoid it.

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  • Paul Souders June 4, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Yay! Must be summer.

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  • Zaphod June 4, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I\’m trying to get my head in the right place for the short but painful fixed gear category. The good news is that in three hours from this moment, I\’ll be done and the pain will be over. Why I race I\’ll never know.

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  • burning shame June 4, 2008 at 9:09 pm


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  • KG June 5, 2008 at 10:04 am

    This race hurts

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