This coming November, a group calling themselves the Portland Single Speed Collective (PSSC) will host the first “Official UnOfficial World Championship” event for single speed cyclocross racers.
River City Bicycles employee Dani Dance is helping to organize the event and she says, “They’ve got a mountain bike single speed championship, so why not for cyclocross?”
She and other members of the PSSC are working with Cross Crusade promoter Brad Ross to put on the event. So far, plans call for a two-day competition that will feature a unique cyclocross time-trial that will be used to determine the start order for the main race.
And, in true Portland cross spirit, time bonuses will be given for, “sketchy aero-bar descending, saddle-less lap, saddle-less aero bar laps, steep hill climb, 6-pack bunny hopping,” and others.
Prizes already lined up include a Vanilla Bicycles custom cross frame, a World Champion rainbow Speedo, and a custom designed tattoo.
The event will piggy-back on the Estacada Cross Crusade event and will be held November 11-12.
For more info, keep your eyes peeled to the official website (online registration coming soon) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.