Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 7th, 2007 at 2:56 pm
Mt. Hood in the background.
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The 11th annual Monday Night Bike Race series kicks off tonight at Portland International Raceway (PIR). This popular series runs through August 27th and according to organizer Jim Anderson it’s one of the most popular series of its kind in the country,
“There seem to be more cyclists than ever, and they keep discovering that Portland International Raceway is a great bike-racing venue: it has great pavement, it’s completely closed to car traffic, and it’s right in Portland’s back yard.”
The course is a 1.9 mile loop that winds around the same, smooth pavement and sweeping turns used by race cars. It’s the perfect venue for beginners.
PIR is just north of Kenton (off the Yellow MAX line), a great warm-up bike ride from most of the city. Anyone who shows up by bike, carpool or MAX will get $1 off race entry (proceeds go to the BTA).
- Monday Night Bike Race Series
Portland International Raceway (1940 N Victory Blvd)
Monday nights May 7 ~ August 27 (no racing June 4th)
Racing starts at 6:15pm.
More information at RaceMondayNight.com