Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 21st, 2009 at 12:34 pm
(Photos © J. Maus)
Made it out to the Short Track MTB Racing series at Portland International Raceway last night.
It was a very healthy scene. Organizer/promoter Kris Schamp is getting nearly 400 participants each Monday and it’s easy to see why. The vibe is fun and welcoming and the course is a real treat (although last night’s was pretty tough on folks).
What’s even more amazing about Monday nights at PIR is there’s also road racing going on. Jim Anderson’s River City Race Monday Night series brings in a solid crowd of masters and women racers. To see them flying around the track just yards from mountain bike racers kicking up dust, is a real testament to the health of Portland’s race scene.
PIR is just a few miles north of downtown Portland. You should consider riding out sometime to see and/or partake in the action yourself next week.
Check out my photos from Short Track in the slideshow below: