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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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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 we think [...]

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 [...]

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 Portland.
Recently crowned [...]

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 [...]

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 regional [...]

Rapha teams with Focus bikes for pro cyclocross team

Posted on July 20th, 2010 at 9:12 am.

Rapha Performance Roadwear, whose North American headquarters are in North Portland, has partnered with Focus Bicycles USA to field a professional cyclocross team for the 2010-2011 season. The Rapha-Focus Team will consist of young up-and-coming racers Chris Jones (Auburn, California) and Zach McDonald (Seattle, Washington).

Get your cyclocross fix at product event tonight

Posted on March 1st, 2010 at 9:51 am.

Event flyer

I know many people out there are jonesing for cyclocross season. Unfortunately, racing won't start until fall (usually mid-September), but tonight you can satisfy your 'cross withdrawals by attending a product preview event hosted by local cyclocross pro Molly Cameron of Portland Bicycle Studio (4829 NE MLK Blvd.).

OBRA announces new cyclocross series

Posted on September 3rd, 2009 at 1:47 pm.

"What could be more romantic than spending the evening under the lights at Alpenrose? How about spending the evening at Alpenrose riding through the mud with a few hundred other people?"

Alpenrose will host even more 'cross fun this year.(Photo © J. Maus)

That's the hook OBRA is using to get folks excited about their newly [...]

Cross Crusade schedule released; skills clinics start tomorrow

Posted on August 10th, 2009 at 12:37 pm.

Learn to master corners at a cyclocross skills clinic.(Photos © J. Maus)

This time of year in Portland, if you listen closely enough, you can almost hear the buzz of cyclocross season in the air. With just about a month before the first 'cross race of the season, the telltale signs are all coming into view: [...]

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