With velodrome saved, track fans prep for big season

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.

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

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 … Read more

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Fall sun smiles on crowds at Cross Crusade season opener

It took all most of the day for a grassy sectionto wear down to mud.(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland) One of the country’s biggest amateur bike races drew an estimated 1400 participants to the former dairyfields of Southwest Portland Sunday as the Cross Crusade season kicked open. “If you ride ‘cross, the one you have to go to … Read more

1967 National Road Championships were ‘Portland’s Finest Hour’

Cover of October 1967 American Cycling magazineshows the nation’s top racers at Alpenrose Velodrome.(Photos by Peter Hoffman) While many people think of only bike commuters and naked rides when the topic of cycling in Portland comes up, our city also has a proud tradition when it comes to racing. We shared a glimpse of that … Read more