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Looking for a team? Rides help you decide

Posted by on September 3rd, 2008 at 8:47 pm

Racing at PIR
Wanna race? Meet the Team
rides are a great way to start.
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If you’re new to Portland’s bike racing scene and you want to ride with a team, you should consider hooking up with the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association’s (OBRA) “Meet the Team” rides.

So far, eight rides are planned on consecutive Saturdays beginning with a special Ladies Ride this weekend.

OBRA’s Meet the Teams Ride coordinator Uma Kleppinger says the women-only ride will, “give unattached [without a team] riders an opportunity to speak with several coed or women-only teams and get a sense of the culture and opportunities each one provides.”

Other rides on the schedule will give would-be racers a chance to hang out and pedal with local teams like Organic Athlete, GSC United, Sorella Forte, Team Oregon, and others.

See the OBRA website for a full schedule of this year’s Meet the Team Rides.

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  • ringworm September 3, 2008 at 9:05 pm


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  • Uma September 3, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Oh yes! Always! Although THIS ride is a little early for that sort of thing… On the other hand, \”Team Coffee\” doesn\’t really have the same ring, does it?

    See you there, then!

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  • Thom Schoenborn September 4, 2008 at 11:24 am

    If you\’re curious where OBRA teams typically ride from (they don\’t all ride from Kettleman\’s Bagels as far as I know), you should check out the OBRA Team Rides page.

    Meet-up location might be a consideration if you don\’t want to add a ton of mileage to your weekend ride, and you don\’t want to drive to your team\’s weekly get-together.

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  • Thom Schoenborn September 4, 2008 at 11:24 am

    p.s. thanks for coordinating, Uma!

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