Cyclocross coverage archives

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.

Where flailing is an option: My day at a local team’s cyclocross clinic

Posted on August 31st, 2015 at 1:33 pm.

Before we race, we practice.

Photo Gallery: Dogs and humans get wet and muddy at ‘Kruger’s Crossing’

Posted on November 24th, 2014 at 10:57 am.

There aren’t many outdoor activities that embrace wet, cold, and muddy weather quite like cyclocross does.

Cyclocross exhibition offers glimpse of Gateway Green’s potential

Posted on November 17th, 2014 at 1:34 pm.

A historic day at Gateway Green, Portland’s future bike park.

Cross Crusade #4 recap: Sticky mud takes its toll

Posted on October 27th, 2014 at 1:11 pm.

A perfect storm of conditions led to massive (and muddy) carnage at the Crusade’s fourth stop.

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 »