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Portlander captures craziness of SSCXWC in Philly

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Portland photographer Dylan VanWeelden traveled to Philadelphia for the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships and brought back some great images.
(All photos by Dylan VanWeelden)

The (unofficial) seventh annual Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC) took place in Philadelphia last weekend and Portland resident Dylan VanWeelden was there with his camera to document it. (more...)

Singlespeed Worlds ups the ante for 'cross antics

Monday, November 9th, 2009
Racers roll through the Thunderdome.
-Slideshow below/Gallery-
(Photos © J. Maus)

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This year, Singlespeed 'Cross Worlds goes "Beyond Thunderdome"

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I just came across the event poster for this year's Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships and felt it was worth sharing:

Here's the copy from the top in case you can't read it:
"Racers searching for their destiny... A tribe of spectators waiting for a hero...
In a race battling to survive, they face Portland determined to rule."

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More reports and photos from SSCXWC

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

The Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC) event on Sunday was much more interesting than my Front Page recap was able to convey.

I came across an excellent report by Johnathon Allen of Bicycling Magazine's "This Just In" blog. Here's one of his many great passages:

Uni-cogged competitors were barraged with silly-string, smoke bombs, and cheap pilsner as they charged around a race course that required them to pedal through a wall of bubbles and dodge the spinning blades of a mini-golf-course-style windmill in addition to the typically grueling run-ups, road sections, and mud-pits. What riders lacked in gear-ratios they more than made up for in creativity. The start line featured a couple hundred riders dressed as Vikings, wookies, cowboys and school girl nuns in red lace teddies. Hot Pink Spiderman dueled it out with Gene Simmons Gothic Guy while a dude dressed as Pippi Longstocking skipped through the obstacles while humming the Sound of Music.

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SSCXWC and Cross Crusade photos and mini-report

Monday, November 10th, 2008
A 'cross racer dressed up like a swamp monster riding through a huge wall of bubbly foam: It must be SSCXWC.
Slideshow below -- Gallery here
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Free beer, Olympic talent, and a high "stupidity factor"

Saturday, November 8th, 2008
A scene from last year's SSCXWC.
(Photo: PJB Photo/Flickr)

If you're trying to decide what to do on Sunday, you might want to roll over to Portland International Raceway to partake in a special edition of the Cross Crusade.

In addition to the typical Crusade craziness, this weekend is also the second annual SSCXWC -- the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships. We wrote about the event earlier this week, but we missed a few details.

According to an email update on the event from Cross Crusade ringleader Brad Ross, the SSCXWC will be the last race of the day and the addition of the event means that the, "hilarity and stupidity factor will be ramped even that much higher than a normal Crusade Race (if there even is such a thing)."
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Unofficial single speed ’cross “World Championships” coming this weekend

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
Wendy Williams, the winner of last year's SSCXWC, getting her official tattoo -- which was required if she wanted to defend her crown.
(Photo: SSCXWC)

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sRegistration opens for single speed 'cross championships

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The 2nd annual Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC) have opened for registration.

The event is scheduled for November 8-9 and will take somewhere in or near Portland (awaiting confirmation of exact location).

Dani Dance of the Portland Single Speed Collective and an employee at Portland-based River City Bicycles is the woman behind the race. She put together the first SSCXWC last year and it was a huge success.

Here's a snippet from the event description: (more...)

Singlespeed World Championships 101

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

This weekend (qualifying events on Saturday, main event on Sunday), Portland (actually Estacada) will host the first ever Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships.

Organizer Dani Dance has some advice for would-be competitors and spectators. Below, she shares a few easy steps to convert your bike to a single speed, issues a call to all the ladies, and offers some encouragement for spectators and hecklers. (more...)

Update on Single Speed 'Cross Championships

Monday, October 8th, 2007

I heard from Dani Dance this morning. She's organizing the upcoming Official UnOfficial Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships.

When I first mentioned this event back in July, I didn't have many details and now I've got the latest scoop.
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