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OBRA announces new cyclocross series

Posted by on September 3rd, 2009 at 1:47 pm

“What could be more romantic than spending the evening under the lights at Alpenrose? How about spending the evening at Alpenrose riding through the mud with a few hundred other people?”


Alpenrose will host even more
‘cross fun this year.
(Photo © J. Maus)

That’s the hook OBRA is using to get folks excited about their newly announced “Blind Date at the Dairy” cyclocross race series. The series will be held on four consecutive Wednesday nights beginning on September 23rd. The dates are: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14.

There will be races for juniors and men and women in all three categories. Also on the schedule each night (starting earliest at 5:00, well before bedtime) will be “Kiddie cross” and “Toddler cross” for the little ones.

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Since the races will be near and after sundown, bike lights and helmet lights will be allowed. For more information, check out the official event website at CrossSeries.com.

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  • Erik September 3, 2009 at 3:13 pm


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  • Ma September 3, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Two words: Yiiii-Haaaa!!! 🙂

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  • Joel September 3, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    So RAD

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  • Antload September 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Bike dreams = reality in Portland.

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  • Dan September 3, 2009 at 4:22 pm


    Yep, this is why I moved here! Crosssssssssssssssssssss! Those folks at Alpenrose sure are nice.

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  • Nick September 3, 2009 at 5:09 pm


    I wonder how well-lit the course will be.

    How bright a light could I run before I become totally obnoxious?

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  • joel September 3, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    oh man. if i can figure out a way to get home from work, switch bikes and clothes, and get to alpenrose in time to race ss…

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  • Candi September 3, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    The course will not be very well lit. They are working with the dairy to put up some big lights and will have some halogen shop lights around the course. But it will not be like riding under bright lights. Should be lots of fun!

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