Tonight: Benefit will support junior racing and feature local success story

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 8th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

The future is bright for junior racers in Oregon;
but your support could make it brighter.
(Photo © J. Maus)

With the popularity of cyclocross stoking the fire and the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) tending the flames, Oregon’s racing scene has flourished in the last few years. A key to that success is the involvement of young “junior” racers aged between 10-18 years old. Tonight in Portland, Bike N’ Hike will host a benefit event to support junior racing. The guest of honor will be Jacob Rathe, a former junior who has signed a major pro contract for the 2012 season and who serves as testimony to Oregon’s success.

We first noticed Rathe when he represented the Team USA at the UCI Junior World Championships back in 2008. Since then he has continued to excel and he took a big career step when he signed with the Garmin-Cervelo professional team back in April.[Read more…]