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OBRA gets two-year commitment for racing at Alpenrose Dairy

Avatar by on November 5th, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Spectators at Alpenrose Velodrome.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The latest twist in the Alpenrose Dairy sale saga is a good one for bicycle racing fans.[Read more…]

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

Avatar by 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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Racing org director says Alpenrose Dairy sale would have ‘profound’ impact

Avatar by on August 29th, 2019 at 11:50 am

In many ways, Alpenrose is the headquarters of the regional race scene. If the land is developed, we’d lose something very special.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The future of cycling events at Alpenrose Dairy once again looks grim.

This morning Oregon Bicycle Racing Association Director Chuck Kenlan wrote in an email that, “OBRA is at risk of losing access to the facilities… The effect… would be profound if this happens.”[Read more…]

With velodrome saved, track fans prep for big season

Avatar by 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…]

Alpenrose lawsuit and sale dies; the velodrome and ‘cross venue lives!

Avatar by on March 22nd, 2019 at 2:56 pm

The velodrome is home to several race events each year.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Great news to start off your weekend: The Portland Tribune reported a few hours ago that the possible sale of Alpenrose Dairy that would have ended public access to the velodrome and cyclocross venue is off.

As we shared earlier this month, fears of a sale of the dairy and surrounding property led to a lawsuit by members of the Cadonau family. They aimed to stop the sale, which they claimed was nothing more than a money-grab by other members of the ownership family.

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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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