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Corn Cross

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on September 18th, 2021 at 3:30 pm

Corn Cross is on!

Timing & Race Numbers:
You will be assigned a race number that you will use for all the races in the Harvest Series and the Cross Crusade. If you haven’t received it before Corn Cross please come get it at least 30 minutes before your race start at our registration area. Please note that in order to start riders on time, you must check in no later than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start. Corn Cross is unable to provide chip timing this year. But if we have a successful first year, we will have it for next year. This year we will do the old fashioned timing which has always worked well. It just won’t be immediate.

Please check race times on Harvest Cross series website.

Race Bib Pick Up starting at 8 am.

Register online at obra.org by Friday, September 17th by 5:00 p.m.

NO DAY OF REGISTRATION
$35 online Reg for Adults

$15 online Reg for Juniors

Add $10 for an additional race.

Kiddie Cross- FREE
Kiddie cross is at 12:10-12:25. Just need a parent or guardian to sign a release at the kiddie cross entrance. Open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Neutral Support:
Sellwood Cycle & Repair Shop will be on hand for neutral support in the pit. Make sure you place your wheels in the pit 30 minutes before your race. And don’t forget to pick up your wheels.

Medical Support:
OBRA will be providing first aid.

Awards:
Awards will be given out soon after results are posted. Podiums will be distanced apart outside near registration tent.

Food & Drinks:
Food and drinks will be provided by Liepold Farms.

Camping:
Email ccohen@cityofsandy.com for info to camp at the farm or volunteering.

Volunteers:
In need of volunteers. Day before & day of – race for free!

Two scholarships available for ‘Girls AllRide’ program in Bend

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 11th, 2021 at 3:58 pm

(Photo: Ladies AllRide)

The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association just announced a partnership with Girls AllRide that will give two young girls the chance to attend a mountain bike camp in Bend this summer.

Here’s more from OBRA:

OBRA and Girls AllRide are offering these scholarships to help more young women feel comfortable in the sport of mountain biking.

Girls AllRide has a mission to use mountain biking as a tool for youth to build community, discover potentials and strengthen themselves – inside and out. The main goal is to help girls develop their mountain biking skills and have fun, while also helping them learn how to face fears, believe in themselves, and think positive, logical thoughts instead of reacting with fear.

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Alpenrose Velodrome and event site is permanently closed

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 23rd, 2021 at 8:51 am

A cyclocross race at Alpenrose in 2019 and the cover of the Dairyville Gazette from August 1962.

The beloved racing event site at Alpenrose Dairy is now permanently closed. [Read more…]

Portland cycling club earns national honor as ‘Best Community Builder’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 4th, 2021 at 2:30 pm

The Club Roule in Washington Park.
(Photo © Bob Huff Photo 2019)

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Oregon Bicycle Racing Association will allow e-bike events in 2021

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 25th, 2020 at 5:28 pm

A Class 1 “Talon” e-MTB from Giant.

It’s been one year and one day since Portland hosted its last sanctioned, competitive cycling event. In many ways, 2020 was a lost season for local racers, but 2021 will look a lot different — not only because we are likely to emerge from the Covid cocoon, but because electric bikes will be welcomed into the racing scene for the first time.

In a statement today, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association Executive Director Chuck Kenlan announced that the 2021 season is already coming into focus. Weekly racing is slated to re-start in April and May’s schedule is filling up. “We are approaching the race season with caution and expect the earlier races to run using modified formats that follow the state guidance for outdoor recreation,” Kenlan shared. “Our plan is to work with promoters to help them make their races as safe as possible and still allow for a fun competition.”

Kenlan also said OBRA’s new liability insurance policy will cover events that include a category for “Class 1” electric bikes. [Read more…]

Oregon’s first sanctioned bike race since March will happen this weekend

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 1st, 2020 at 11:01 am

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

It’s been 116 days since the last officially sanctioned bicycle race happened in Oregon.

The coronavirus crisis forced the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) to cancel all races on March 12th. What was expected to be a four week hiatus turned into nearly four months. Dozens of events have been cancelled statewide, resulting in a major blow to OBRA’s finances, a hit to promoters’ pocketbooks, lots of frustrated athletes, and a loss of tourism dollars for the many cities and small towns that host races.

That sad streak will be broken this Sunday when racers show up to Blodgett, Oregon (just east of Corvallis) for the 33rd annual Mudslinger cross-country mountain bike race.[Read more…]

Oregon Bicycle Racing Association wants to increase participation of Black riders

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 17th, 2020 at 11:20 am

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, our state’s official sanctioning body for competitive cycling, knows it isn’t doing enough to support participation of Black, Indigenous and people of color. And they’ve taken a first step to do something about it.

In a statement shared with the group’s 4,500 members yesterday, OBRA Board of Director members Stacy Westbrook and Christy Hawkins wrote, “The events over the last few weeks have shone a spotlight on the systemic racism prevalent in our communities. OBRA recognizes that the cycling industry, and the sport of cycling, has contributed to this.”[Read more…]

Oregon Bicycle Racing Association will make promoters prove events are virus-safe

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 13th, 2020 at 10:59 am

“This won’t be an off-the-cuff approach. This is serious business and we’re taking it seriously.”
— Mike Ripley, Mudslinger Events

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Coronavirus updates: North St. Bags making PPE, OBRA benefit jersey, Sarah’s latest plan

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 15th, 2020 at 9:51 am

North St. Bags owner Curtis Williams models his latest creations.
(Photo: North St. Bags)

As Portland settles into life during a public health crisis, local businesses, organizations, and community leaders continue to step up and adapt.

Here’s a roundup of local coronavirus-related news…

North St. Bags Makes the Switch

Portland-based bag maker North St. Bags has joined the list of local companies making personal protective equipment. The company has suspended production of its popular backpacks and panniers to help protect frontline medical workers.

North St. owner Curtis Williams said, “We wanted to be able to put our expertise to use and help the situation, and we think this is the best way to do that.”

Face shields and surgical masks are already shipping out to hospitals and government agencies. Most are being sold, but North St. also has a donation program where people can “buy” a mask via their online store to help cover their production costs and allow the company to donate some items.[Read more…]

With no revenue, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association begins layoffs, postpones events to May

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 20th, 2020 at 9:25 am

Sad face emoji.

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