Cyclocross 2009

Welcome to our special coverage of the 2009 Cyclocross season brought to you by Bike Gallery.

Top pros, amateurs will duel at Gran Prix of Cyclocross finale

Posted on December 1st, 2009 at 3:49 pm.

A racer streaks past the crowd duringthe USGP’s Portland stop in 2007.(Photos © J. Maus) This weekend, the top men and women cyclocross racers from around the country will be in Portland to compete in the final race of the United States Gran Prix of Cyclocross. The two-day Stanley Portland Cup takes place at Portland Read More »

Newswire: Clydesdale Cyclocross Champion of the Universe Will Be Chosen in Bend

Posted on November 25th, 2009 at 8:22 am.

The Knights of the Cross Crusade Have Spoken The Clydesdale Cyclocross Champion of the Universe Will Be Chosen in Bend, Oregon on December 12, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2009 Contact: Brad Ross, Dungeon Master, Cyclocross Crusade, (503) 806-6943 (Portland, Oregon) – The Knights of the Cross Crusade have spoken, therefore let it be Read More »

Crash costs Cameron Cross Crusade Crown

Posted on November 16th, 2009 at 10:12 am.

Mud at Barton Park.(File photo © J. Maus) In a thrilling final race of the 2009 Cross Crusade series yesterday, Molly Cameron (Portland Bicycle Studio) took her one point series lead over Sean Babcock (Team S&M) into the end of the final lap. According to a report by Pat Malach in VeloNews, Cameron crashed trying Read More »

Cross Crusade crown will come down to final race

Posted on November 13th, 2009 at 1:25 pm.

Molly Cameron (in foreground) will battle with Sean Babcock this weekend.(Photo © J. Maus) The final race in the 2009 Cross Crusade will happen Sunday at Barton Park in Estacada. For two competitors, Molly Cameron and Sean Babcock, the race will determine who walks away with the coveted title of overall series champion. Cameron (Portland Read More »

New on Portland’s cyclocross scene: Dog racing

Posted on November 12th, 2009 at 1:37 pm.

How fast is your dog?(Photo © J. Maus) If you’ve attended a cyclocross race in or around Portland, you probably noticed that there are nearly as many dogs as bikes. For some reason, there’s a huge cross over between dog lovers and ‘cross lovers. Now, one local race organizer plans to make the dogs part Read More »

Singlespeed Worlds ups the ante for ‘cross antics

Posted on November 9th, 2009 at 11:25 am.

Racers roll through the Thunderdome.-Slideshow below/Gallery–(Photos © J. Maus)

Big ‘cross weekend starts with a party tonight

Posted on November 4th, 2009 at 3:53 pm.

A scene from the SSCXWC last year.(Photo © J. Maus) After the Cross Crusade rampaged all last weekend in Astoria (and a bit too much if this thread on the OBRA email list is any indication), the cyclocross action will just get more heated this weekend. Tonight there’s a pre-registration party for the Oregon Bicycle Read More »

A ‘cross costume primer

Posted on October 28th, 2009 at 1:15 pm.

Cyclocross racers from around the Northwest are buzzing this week about the upcoming Halloween edition of the Cross Crusade this weekend in Astoria. Besides the usual racing, the event promises two full days of fun, including Sunday’s official costume day. Crusade racers are known for some amazingly funny and creative costumes, and organizers warn that Read More »

Teams, slick mud keep things interesting at Cross Crusade #4

Posted on October 27th, 2009 at 9:07 am.

Slippery. Muddy. Fun.-Slideshow below/Gallery–(Photos © J. Maus) On Sunday, the Cross Crusade brought its legendary brand of bike racing to the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro, just a few miles west of Portland. Along with another stellar turnout of racers and spectators, Mother Nature made an appearance in the form of rain, much to the Read More »

Crusade stop in Sherwood was sure tough

Posted on October 19th, 2009 at 12:00 pm.

Racers on the big climb.-Slideshow below/Gallery–(Photos © J. Maus) The Cross Crusade stopped in Sherwood (about 22 miles south of Portland) yesterday for the third stop in the eight-race series. The race was held at the Sherwood Forest Equestrian Center, nestled in a valley of horse pastures and wooded areas showing the bursting colors of Read More »