cyclocross crusade

Sun sets on Cyclocross Crusade season at Sauvie Island (Photo Gallery)

Avatar by on November 19th, 2019 at 4:02 pm

Sunrise on Kruger’s Farm before the madness started.
(All images © Drew Coleman / Drew Coleman Media Haus)

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State champions crowned at cyclocross race in Estacada (Photo Gallery)

Avatar by on November 12th, 2019 at 1:11 pm

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Cyclocross Crusade at Rainier High School (Photo Gallery)

Avatar by on November 5th, 2019 at 11:47 am

Making it look easy on the Rainier High School course.
(Photos: Drew Coleman/DC Media Haus)

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A Cyclocross Crusade Halloween race for the ages (Photo Gallery)

Avatar by on October 29th, 2019 at 9:52 am

Sunday’s Cyclocross Crusade race in Bend was all about the shenanigans.
(Photos: Drew Coleman)

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Cyclocross at PIR Heron Lakes (Photo Gallery)

Avatar by on October 22nd, 2019 at 12:12 pm

The Monolith once again proved to pose a challenge to many racers at Sunday’s Cyclocross Crusade race.
(Photos: Drew Coleman/DC Media Haus)

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Cyclocross Crusade in Cascade Locks (Photo Gallery)

Avatar by on October 15th, 2019 at 9:14 am

Run toward the light.
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Cyclocross Crusade opening weekend at Alpenrose Dairy (Photo Gallery)

Avatar by on October 7th, 2019 at 9:14 am

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After a long week, these Portlanders de-stressed by playing in mud on their bikes

Avatar by on October 8th, 2018 at 1:09 pm

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

For many Portlanders who care about our country, last week’s new cycle was very stressful.

The Junior T’s (children of Team Lazy Tarantulas) showed up in force!

What better way to escape for a few hours than attempt to ride a bicycle on mud as slick as ice? That’s what many people did yesterday at the second race in the Cyclocross Crusade series held at Alpenrose Velodrome in the hills of southwest Portland.

It’s been a while since I focused on capturing images of a cyclocross race, and I picked an epic one. After a dry opening day on Saturday, rain returned on Sunday and soaked the top layer of dirt on the technical, hilly course. As late morning rain fell, it became difficult to even walk on some in some areas (I slammed on my butt several times just getting these images).
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Cyclocross Crusade will feature adaptive bike race on Saturday

Avatar by on October 27th, 2017 at 2:06 pm

Handcycle ride wth Ian Jaquiss

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s a big weekend for cyclocross as the River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade series heads to Bend for their annual Halloween festivities.

This year — in addition to the usual two full days of racing, legendary costume contest, and huge blowout party sponsored by Deschutes Brewery on Saturday night — organizers have something new up their sleeve: an adaptive bike race.

The Crusade’s Halloween party has been a benefit for the nonprofit Oregon Adaptive Sports for the past several years. According to Sherry Schwenderlauf with the Cyclocross Crusade, the Bend chapter of OAS reached out earlier this year in hopes of allowing its members to try their handcycling skills on the ‘cross course.

Schwenderlauf says about six people from Bend will take part in the event. Using handcycles, they’ll race for 30 minutes on a modified section of the course’s grassy bowl area near the brewery on Saturday afternoon after the other races have finished.
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Cyclocross roundup: Epic flooding at Crossword, photos from Heron Lakes, and more

Avatar by on October 23rd, 2017 at 4:24 pm

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That smile, that strawberry helmet, those sweatpants: This kid is pure Portland cyclocross spirit.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

We’re right in the thick of this year’s cyclcross season. And from what I’ve seen and heard it’s been a good one.

First things first though. Have you seen the River City Bicycles recap video of the Cyclocross Crusade race at Alpenrose a few weekends ago? It’s hilarious and it’s not what you’re expecting (scroll down to watch).
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