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Portland’s ‘cross scene is wild, crazy and lots of fun. We’ve got the world’s largest participatory cross series (The Cross Crusade), tons of talented racers, and plenty of mud and cold to top it off.

Browse the articles below to experience the unique flavor of Portland cyclocross.


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Manicures? Gourmet cooking? It’s all possible at Cross Crusade ‘Tailgator’ competition

Posted on October 21st, 2014 at 12:02 pm.

Which Cross Crusade team has the best tailgate party?(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) When you mix one of the largest cyclocross scenes in the world with promoters who focus on the fun as much as the competition, you end up with events where there’s almost as much action in the team pit area as on the Read More »

Cross Crusade #3 recap: Photos, drone footage and mishaps

Posted on October 20th, 2014 at 11:33 am.

(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) Race #3 of the River City Bicycles Cross Crusade is in the books. After a double-header opening weekend at Alpenrose Dairy, the series continued in fine style with a turnout of 1,277 racers at Portland International Raceway yesterday.

A newbs-eye view of cyclocross, part two: Learning the hard way

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 at 1:40 pm.

Contributor Rebecca Hamilton is back after barely surviving her second cyclocross race.

Guest article – Newb on the tracks: My first cyclocross race

Posted on September 15th, 2014 at 12:17 pm.

Guest author Rebecca Hamilton shares her first-ever cyclocross race experience.

Cross Crusade announces schedule, changes for 2011

Posted on August 18th, 2011 at 12:45 pm.

Get ready!(Photo © J. Maus) Organizers of the the wildly popular Cross Crusade cyclocross race series have announced the dates, venues, and other changes we can expect this coming season. In a statement, Race Director Brad Ross wrote, “The Knights of the Crusade have been feverishly working to line up race locations and dates that Read More »

With two major events, Oregon readies for national cyclocross spotlight

Posted on December 2nd, 2010 at 12:26 pm.

A national cyclocross race series stops in Portland this weekend.(Photo © J. Maus) For the next two weekends, the attention of cyclocross fans across America will be on Oregon. This weekend is the Stanley Portland Cup, the fourth and final stop of the United States Gran Prix of Cyclocross. Next weekend, the action moves to Read More »

Series recap and look-ahead to Sunday’s Cross Crusade finale

Posted on November 12th, 2010 at 12:35 pm.

Story written by race reporter/photographer Pat Malach of Oregon Cycling Action. A scene from past Crusade action at Barton Park.(Photo © J. Maus) The world’s most popular participatory cyclocross series winds up its 2010 run Sunday when Cross Crusade #8 invades Barton Park off of Highway 224 east of Clackamas about 20 miles from downtown Read More »

Photos from a costumed Cross Crusade

Posted on November 2nd, 2010 at 9:36 am.

Not your average ‘cross race.(Photo © David Haines) This past weekend, the Cross Crusade headed to Astoria for a double-header of racing and Halloween fun. I wasn’t able to make it up there this year, but I wanted to share some of the hilarious costumes and scenes from the event. Thanks to photographers Dave Roth Read More »

Cyclocross for everyone at Crusade’s second stop (Slideshow)

Posted on October 11th, 2010 at 11:44 am.

Racers young… and old gave it a go at Rainier.(Photos © J. Maus)

Oregon’s first High School Cyclocross Series off and running

Posted on July 27th, 2010 at 9:30 am.

Coming soon to Oregon high schools!(Photo © J. Maus) The Oregon Bicycle Racing Racing Association (OBRA) has announced details of the first-ever High School Cyclocross race series. The new series will consist of five races and will be run under the existing Junior Cyclocross Series, which is in its second year. OBRA has named seven Read More »

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