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Racing news roundup: Rathe conquers gravel, Wrye-Simpson gets her due, Point-S Nokian off to Colorado

Avatar by on August 21st, 2019 at 11:58 am

L to R: Team Point S Nokian, Jacob Rathe, Team S&M CX.

I often feel like we should talk a lot more about Portland’s bike racing scene and the people who make it tick. After all, our region has a dynamic community of people who love competitive cycling in all its forms.

At this point in the season, many of those folks are switching gears from road and track racing to cyclocross. Before we embark on another muddy season, I want to share a few racing-related tidbits on my list…
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A championship for Honsinger and a great Portland showing at Cyclocross Nationals

Avatar by on December 17th, 2018 at 8:09 am

Clara Honsinger (Team S & M CX) after winning the U23 race at Cyclocross Nationals.
(Photo: USA Cycling)

I’ll cut right to the big news of the weekend from the Cyclocross National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky: Portland’s Clara Honsinger nabbed a national title!
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Bike shop news roundup: Portland Bicycle Studio, Holy Spokes, and Orenco Station Cyclery call it quits

Avatar by on December 6th, 2017 at 10:50 am

Holy Spokes on Division is no more.
(Photo: Holy Spokes/Instagram)

To sustain a small bike shop has never been easy. If you did it in the past few years during this downturn in the U.S. bike industry, it was even tougher. That’s just one lesson we can take away from three shop owners in our region that decided to close their doors last month: Holy Spokes on SE Division, Portland Bicycle Studio/3928 Bike Shop on N Williams, and Orenco Station Cyclery in Hillsboro.

All three of these shops opened in the past three years.

Tim Ennis opened Holy Spokes at SE Division and 31st in July of 2014. It was the brick-and-mortar version of his Rolling Wrench mobile bike shop business. The neighborhood shop focused on repair, daily riders, and carfree families. On November 10th he announced to customers on Facebook that, “The time has come to close our doors. It’s been fun but it’s time for new adventures.” We reached out to Ennis to learn more about his decision but have yet to hear back. Holy Spokes is now having a closing sale. Check the shop’s website for the latest deals and updates.

If you were a Holy Spokes customer, check out A Better Cycle (2324 SE Division St), Seven Corners (3218 SE 21st Ave) or Joe Bike (2039 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd.).
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New bike shop opens on Williams while another preps to expand

Avatar by on November 28th, 2016 at 12:25 pm

(Photos: Metropolis Cycle Repair)

(Photos: Metropolis Cycle Repair)

Portland’s busiest cycling street is about to get even better for bike lovers.

A new shop has opened in the bustling commercial block of North Williams Avenue between Failing Street and Shaver. And Metropolis Cycle Repair on North Page Street is planning to move across the street to a new and larger location.

The new shop is called 3928 Bike Shop and is located at — surprise, surprise — at 3928 N Williams Ave. That’s right across the street from the Hopworks Bike Bar in the old Jesuit Volunteer Corps building. It’s a new endeavor from Portland Bicycle Studio owner Molly Cameron. Cameron, a well-known figure in the racing scene, calls her new store a “pop-up bike shop”. She’s not a newcomer to the area, having opened her first shop (“Veloshop”) a four blocks east on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. back in 2001.
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Local transgender racer told she can’t enter men’s championship event – Updated

Avatar by on December 10th, 2015 at 5:34 pm

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Cameron at the Stumptown Criterium in 2014.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Molly Cameron, a 39-year old local professional cyclocross racer and owner of Portland Bicycle Studio, has just gotten some bad news. Despite a stellar racing season where she amassed 14 top five finishes in the highly competitive men’s “A” category, she has been told by USA Cycling (USAC, the governing body of racing in America) that she cannot race in the men’s event at the Cycloross National Championships next month in Asheville, North Carolina.
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Cyclocross interview series episode one: Molly Cameron

Avatar by on October 16th, 2013 at 11:41 am

Cross Crusade 2010 #2 - Rainier-88

Molly Cameron, shown here racing in 2010, is a fixture on the local cyclocross scene. In addition to being an elite-level racer, she also owns Portland Bicycle Studio.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Crash costs Cameron Cross Crusade Crown

Avatar by on November 16th, 2009 at 10:12 am

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Mud at Barton Park.
(File photo © J. Maus)

In a thrilling final race of the 2009 Cross Crusade series yesterday, Molly Cameron (Portland Bicycle Studio) took her one point series lead over Sean Babcock (Team S&M) into the end of the final lap.

According to a report by Pat Malach in VeloNews, Cameron crashed trying to re-mount her bike on the day’s last run-up.[Read more…]

Local racers tough it out on World Cup stage

Avatar by on December 24th, 2008 at 10:36 am

Portlander Molly Cameron is flying the
Vanilla Bicycles team colors while
racing in Belgium.
(Photo: Nielsdewit.be)

Local racer and owner of Veloshop, Molly Cameron, is “living the dream” by spending her holiday racing cyclocross against the world’s best on a multi-week trip that includes World Cup races in France and Belgium.

Another Portland rider, Sue Butler, is also competing on the Belgian circuit. Butler was also just named to the U.S. Nationals Team and will compete at World Championships at the end of January.

Cameron is joined by friend and trusty mechanic Steven Hunter. Both Cameron and Hunter are keeping local friends and fans posted on their adventures via regular blog updates — Cameron on her personal blog, and Hunter as a guest writer on Race Cyclocross!.[Read more…]