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.

Portland embraces inaugural Bridge City CX event

Posted 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

Posted 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)

Posted 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

Posted 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)

Posted on November 12th, 2019 at 1:11 pm.

(Images by Drew Coleman)[Read more…]

Cyclocross Crusade at Rainier High School (Photo Gallery)

Posted on November 5th, 2019 at 11:47 am.

Making it look easy on the Rainier High School course.
(Photos: Drew Coleman/DC Media Haus)

The cyclocross season is getting serious. [Read more…]

A Cyclocross Crusade Halloween race for the ages (Photo Gallery)

Posted on October 29th, 2019 at 9:52 am.

Sunday’s Cyclocross Crusade race in Bend was all about the shenanigans.
(Photos: Drew Coleman)

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Cyclocross at PIR Heron Lakes (Photo Gallery)

Posted on October 22nd, 2019 at 12:12 pm.

The Monolith once again proved to pose a challenge to many racers at Sunday’s Cyclocross Crusade race.
(Photos: Drew Coleman/DC Media Haus)

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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.

(Photos by Drew Coleman)[Read more…]