Which Cross Crusade team has the best tailgate party?(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) When you mix one of the largest cyclocross scenes in the world with promoters who focus on the fun as much as the competition, you end up with events where there’s almost as much action in the team pit area as on the … Read more
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) Race #3 of the River City Bicycles Cross Crusade is in the books. After a double-header opening weekend at Alpenrose Dairy, the series continued in fine style with a turnout of 1,277 racers at Portland International Raceway yesterday.
The CX Curious crowd at Saturday’s CrossCrusade opener at Alpenrose Dairy included Noel Mickelberry, Kyla Yeoman, Lindsay Walker, Katie Popoff, Kathy Lombardi, Claudia Martinez, Melia Tichenor, Nate Semm, Julia Himmelstein and Allan Rudwick.(Photos courtesy Gladys Bikes) Gladys Bikes, the woman-centric bike shop on Northeast Alberta Street, keeps coming up with interesting new projects that prove … Read more
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) On the eve of the opening race of the Cross Crusade, I find myself getting a bit nostalgic. This season marks the ninth year I’ve photographed these epic spectacles. Looking through the 1,500 or so images in my Cross Crusade archives brings back all sorts of memories. There has been so … Read more
Training ground.(Photo by Ben Salzberg) There’s just one race left in the Blind Date at the Dairy cyclocross series and I’ve got my work cut out for me. With the exception of my wipe-out in Week 2 that left me in 14th place, I’ve been stuck in 3rd and can’t seem to budge. The rider … Read more
Currying favor with ‘cross crowds is easy once you know the secrets.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Spectating at the cyclocross races is entertaining, educational, and usually results in fewer stitches than racing yourself. I recommend it for anyone who’s feeling cross-curious.
Camping at Alpenrose? A singlespeed category for women? Yep and yep. The Cross Crusade is getting even more awesome.