Cyclocross weekend will be full of spirits

Cross Crusade #4

Doug Ollerenshaw as Pac-Man
at last year’s Halloween race.
View slideshow below
(Photo © Jonathan Maus)

Traditionally, the Halloween edition of the Cross Crusade is two days of fun and partying. Last year’s race, full of costumes and silliness, was one of my favorite events of the year.

But this year, in light of recent events, things might be a bit different.

However, after reading the many remembrances of cyclocross enthusiast Brett Jarolimek, it’s clear that he lived and raced through life with a smile and spirit that I’m sure he’d want to continue on in his absence.

On Sunday we’ll be taking a ceremonial lap in remembrance of Brett. For a look at what else is planned for this weekend, check out

You can also get a feel for last year’s event by reading my race report or viewing the slideshow below from last year’s event. (The photos might help brighten your mood after such a sad week)…

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

I’ll be making the trip up to Astoria with my family and I look forward to seeing some of you there.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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Jonathan Long
Jonathan Long
16 years ago

see you there Jonathan, it\’s going to be an awesome weekend in Astoria

Jeff TB
Jeff TB
16 years ago

Can\’t wait! Looks like the weather will be good for camping but dry for cross. We\’ll make the best of it!!


Daniel Porter
Daniel Porter
16 years ago

The best race of the year! I\’m also bringing the clan and will hopefully convince the little ones to both dress up and race in the kiddie cross.

16 years ago


Thank you for your coverage this week. It has been invaluable to both myself and a good chunk of the Portland community. It makes me feel warm. (Readers, take note of the little PayPal button on the right column! Jonathan has been busting his behind this week.)

People I encourage you to come out and really enjoy yourselves this weekend, take a lap for Brett, be together, relax. Wear a costume. He\’d like all that.

See you there Jonathan!