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

Avatar by 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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Cyclocross racers will ‘Bike Against Cancer’ tonight at Alpenrose

Avatar by on September 30th, 2015 at 10:45 am

People who participate in the weekly Blind Date at the Dairy cyclocross race series tonight will have a little extra motivation to pedal through the pain: They’ll be battling cancer with each spin of the legs.

Series organizers have teamed up with OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute for Bike Against Cancer, a one-lap fundraiser race. The race will start at 5:45 pm at Alpenrose Dairy in southwest Portland.

Blind Date organizer Joe Field says he’d doing the event to raise awareness and money for cancer research.
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1,762 racers (including kids) at Cross Crusade opener

Avatar by on October 4th, 2010 at 10:26 am

Massive field sizes were the norm on Sunday.
(Photo: Beth Hamon)

By all accounts, yesterday’s opening event of the Cross Crusade cyclocross series out at Alpenrose Dairy was an immense success. The number of racers, 1,506, was yet another a single-day participation record (last year 1,438 racers showed up).
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The Cross Crusade series opens in style and sets a new record

Avatar by on October 5th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Cross Crusade #1 at Alpenrose 2009

An obstacle course of tight curves and hurdles around the Alpenrose track.
(Photos © BikePortland/Elly Blue)

1,438 intrepid riders participated in yesterday’s Cross Crusade series opener yesterday at Alpenrose Dairy, nearly 200 more than competed last year, making it likely the largest ‘cross race (by participation) in the world.[Read more…]

Slideshow: Blind Date goes well for local ‘cross racers

Avatar by on September 24th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Blind Date Cyclocross Race #1-26

A setting sun, and even nightfall,
didn’t deter ‘cross racers from
enjoying a romantic evening
of racing at Alpenrose.
-Slideshow below/Gallery
(Photos © J. Maus)

The new Blind Date at the Dairy cyclocross race series debuted last night at the Alpenrose Dairy, just a few miles southwest of downtown Portland; and for the 271 racers that showed up, the date went very well.

The Blind Date series is the brainchild of Joseph Field and Tony Kic. The pair have dreamed about an event like this for years and thanks to support from the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) and Alpenrose Dairy staff, they were finally able to pull it off.

Alpenrose is a gem of a local venue (it’s got just about everything you could want in a cyclocross course) and the local ‘cross scene is definitely healthy enough to handle a mid-week race series. Besides a chance to race at Alpenrose and tune-up for the upcoming Cross Crusade, the Blind Date offered racers the rare opportunity to race at night, under the light of the moon (and a few car headlights and generator-powered lamps).[Read more…]

Report: Cross Crusade rages at Alpenrose

Avatar by on October 9th, 2005 at 1:38 am

(This content is sponsored by Cyclepath Bike Shop, authorized Mountain Cycle dealer).

Cross Crusade #2 - Alpenrose Dairy, Portland OR
Cross Crusade #2 - Alpenrose Dairy Portland, OR

Whew! It was a tremendous day of racing out at Alpenrose Dairy. 760 racers braved the day making this the largest cyclocross race ever on U.S. soil. Unlike last year, the rain didn’t start ’till right at the end so the course wasn’t too muddy…but it was still very tough judging from the numerous crashes. All the big guns showed up for this one. Lynne Bessette, Geoff Kabush, Trebon, Wicks, McCormack, Mazza…you name it. All of America’s best and brightest crossers were on hand.

I rode out to the event with a few guys from the PSU Cycling Team and I’m more tired from running around the race course than pedaling my bike over the SW hills. The great thing about cyclocross is there’s a ton of places to watch the action. Some of my favorites were the run-up, the dismount area in the infield, the fast turns up on the pavement, and of course, the start line.

Some random observations:
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