alpenrose velodrome

Alpenrose Velodrome played an important role in my life. I’m sad to see it go

Mateen Richey (Contributor) by on May 27th, 2021 at 11:42 am

Alpenrose velodrome. (Main photo by Scott Kocher. Inset: Mateen Richey with Chad Klaas, courtesy Mateen Richey.)

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The legacy of Alpenrose Velodrome will live on

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 26th, 2021 at 3:10 pm

It’s no coincidence that the Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill, South Carolina bears a striking resemblance to Alpenrose.
(Photo: City of Rock Hill)

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Alpenrose Velodrome and event site is permanently closed

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 23rd, 2021 at 8:51 am

A cyclocross race at Alpenrose in 2019 and the cover of the Dairyville Gazette from August 1962.

The beloved racing event site at Alpenrose Dairy is now permanently closed. [Read more…]

OBRA gets two-year commitment for racing at Alpenrose Dairy

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) 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 org director says Alpenrose Dairy sale would have ‘profound’ impact

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) 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

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) 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!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) 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

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) 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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Let’s help 15-year-old Aedin Valente open the Alpenrose Velodrome Snack Shack

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 7th, 2017 at 11:34 am

Aedin Valente, aspiring businessman and track racer.
(Photo: Norrene Godfrey)

Friends. I have a favor to ask.

A 15-year-old from Astoria named Aedin Valente wants to start his own business. When he heard that the Alpenrose Velodrome needed someone to run the snack this summer, he decided this was his big opportunity.

The only thing he needs to make the Alpenrose Snack Shack a reality is to raise another $1,000 or so via the GoFundMe campaign set up by his aunt Norrene Godfrey (who happens to be an awesome track racer and Alpenrose regular).

Here’s what Aedin said when Norrene asked him why he wants to do this job. “I want to run the Alpenrose snack shack so I can gain experience in the business world, plus it is super fun to do. I want to raise funds so people will work hard and try and win the races. It’s fun to watch. I like that the people are super nice to me and very supportive.”
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Time to step up for our local velodrome

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 19th, 2014 at 11:06 am

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The apron (darker area on the right) of Alpenrose Velodrome is being replaced and we need to help fund the project.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Yesterday, while the cycling world was captivated and inspired by Jens Voigt’s spectacular hour record ride, a call for help went out for our humble local velodrome at Alpenrose Dairy.
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