Cyclocross coverage archives

Portland’s ‘cross scene is wild, crazy and lots of fun. We’ve got the world’s largest participatory cross series (The Cross Crusade), tons of talented racers, and plenty of mud and cold to top it off.

Browse the articles below to experience the unique flavor of Portland cyclocross.


‘Vanport CX’ race will pay respects to flooded city

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 23rd, 2021 at 11:10 am

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Mud and cyclocross finally returns: A Corn Cross photo gallery

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 21st, 2021 at 10:58 am

(Photos: Mark Boling/@veganidiot on IG

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‘Crossers brush up on skills as season finally approaches

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 16th, 2021 at 1:38 pm

Janelle Bickford (blue jersey) shared cyclocross tips at a clinic in Fernhill Park Wednesday night.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Covid fears lead to cancellation of Trophy Cup cyclocross series

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 30th, 2021 at 6:59 am

Now even more of a collector’s item.
Official series poster by Mary Lytle.

“I would much rather err on the side of safety. My priority is to keep folks and their families safe.”
— Clint Culpepper, Portland Trophy Cup

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Portland’s Clara Honsinger wins cyclocross national championship

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 15th, 2019 at 1:53 pm

She did it!

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Portland embraces inaugural Bridge City CX event

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 25th, 2019 at 7:33 am

The downtown Portland skyline looms as racers plunge onto the beach.
(See full gallery here)
(Photos © J. Maus)

“This feels quite a bit bigger than bike racing. This is an event for the city and for Sellwood.”
— Erik Tonkin, race organizer

Portland’s cyclocross season ended with a bang on Sunday as our community embraced an exciting new venue and event. Bridge City CX was truly an instant classic.

560 racers signed up for a challenging and fun course many said was the best they’d ever ridden. There were slippery s-turns, fast straightaways, and long sections of deep sand on the Willamette riverfront. Toward the end of the day the tide pushed up and left racers with just a few inches of dry sand.

Open Men 1/2/3 winner Carl Decker, a veteran pro who’s raced bikes all over the world, said after his race that, “This was as good as any course I’ve ridden. It was quintessential ‘cross.”[Read more…]

Community steps up for inaugural Bridge City CX

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 22nd, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Just about the only thing better than the recent announcement of a new cyclocross race at a close-in venue this coming Sunday (11/24) is to see how the community has come together to help make it great.

The response to this new race has been huge.[Read more…]

Sun sets on Cyclocross Crusade season at Sauvie Island (Photo Gallery)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 19th, 2019 at 4:02 pm

Sunrise on Kruger’s Farm before the madness started.
(All images © Drew Coleman / Drew Coleman Media Haus)

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Cyclocross in the city! Buzz builds around new event at Oaks Park

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 15th, 2019 at 8:27 am

Official event logo.

The dream of a cyclocross race in the heart of Portland has come true.[Read more…]

State champions crowned at cyclocross race in Estacada (Photo Gallery)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 12th, 2019 at 1:11 pm

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