Racing article archives

[Cyclists compete in a circuit race at Portland International Raceway.]

From road racing to mountain biking, and everything in between, browse the headlines below for coverage of Portland’s competitive racing scene.


Cyclocross Crusade in Cascade Locks (Photo Gallery)

Posted on October 15th, 2019 at 9:14 am.

Run toward the light.
(Photos: Drew Coleman/ DC Media Haus)


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Cyclocross Crusade opening weekend at Alpenrose Dairy (Photo Gallery)

Posted on October 7th, 2019 at 9:14 am.

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Racing can continue (for now) at Alpenrose Dairy, despite sale

Posted on October 2nd, 2019 at 2:29 pm.

Racers compete at Alpenrose Velodrome on land adjacent to the dairy that’s soon to be under new ownership.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

This weekend the 50 acres of land around Alpenrose Dairy in Portland’s southwest hills will be teeming with cyclocross racers and fans. The hills, kitschy village, and velodrome have provided a route for the kickoff event of the River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade for many years. This year a dark cloud has hung over Alpenrose as race organizers worried that a sale of the dairy would result in them being kicked out for good.
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Clara Honsinger snags podium spot in World Cup cyclocross opener

Posted on September 16th, 2019 at 5:57 pm.

Portlander Clara Honsinger (Team S&M) enjoyed her first Elite Women’s World Cup podium at Jinglecross in Iowa on Saturday.
(Photos: Drew Coleman)

“Incredible. This was absolutely a surprise. For anyone who’s been watching her rise through the ranks this is something you dream of happening you just don’t expect it to happen so soon.” [Read more…]

Cyclocross season is off to beautiful start (photo gallery)

Posted on September 13th, 2019 at 4:21 pm.

Lucas Strain knows what to do after falling in the sand at Vancouver Lake during last weekend’s Het Meer race: Smile and get back into the fight.
(Photos: Drew Coleman)

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Your guide to Portland’s 2019 cyclocross season

Posted on August 27th, 2019 at 3:37 pm.

Mud or not, the fun remains.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

It feels strange to write this during a heat wave, but cyclocross season is here. And if you’re new to Portland’s bike scene, let us be the first to tell you this is a very big deal.[Read more…]

Racing news roundup: Rathe conquers gravel, Wrye-Simpson gets her due, Point-S Nokian off to Colorado

Posted on August 21st, 2019 at 11:58 am.

L to R: Team Point S Nokian, Jacob Rathe, Team S&M CX.

I often feel like we should talk a lot more about Portland’s bike racing scene and the people who make it tick. After all, our region has a dynamic community of people who love competitive cycling in all its forms.

At this point in the season, many of those folks are switching gears from road and track racing to cyclocross. Before we embark on another muddy season, I want to share a few racing-related tidbits on my list…
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Momentum builds as Portland preps bid for UCI Road World Championships

Posted on May 7th, 2019 at 12:44 pm.

(Graphic: Kevin Hyland)

For the past 12 months Portland resident Kevin Hyland has worked 40 hours a week on a big dream: He wants to bring the UCI Road World Championships to Portland in 2026.
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With velodrome saved, track fans prep for big season

Posted on April 24th, 2019 at 2:19 pm.

Time to hit the banked walls of Alpenrose!
(Photo: Leonard Johnson/HotFoot Photo)

It wasn’t until our community was faced with losing the Alpenrose Velodrome for good that many people realized just how much love exists for this facility.

We recently heard from Jim Graves of the Portland Velodrome Committee and Oregon Bicycle Racing Association Membership Director/Alpenrose Velodrome Director Jen Featheringill about what’s in store for 2019. [Read more…]

Future of Alpenrose Dairy hangs in the balance amid lawsuit over potential sale

Posted on March 6th, 2019 at 7:49 am.

Opening race of the 2012 Cyclocross Crusade series with Alpenrose Dairy buildings in the background.

A 57-year tradition of bicycle racing at Alpenrose Dairy in southwest Portland faces a major threat.
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