Zero Covid cases so far, say Oregon bike racing officials after four large events

It appears bike racing — even mass start events — can happen safely despite the lingering presence of Covid-19 and its variants. The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association announced this week that after hosting four large bike races so far this year, they’ve had zero reported cases of the virus. “It has been inspiring to see … Read more

Two scholarships available for ‘Girls AllRide’ program in Bend

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. … Read more

OBRA sees light at end of Covid-induced racing blackout

If all goes according to plan there will be robust cyclocross season this year. That was just part of the good news shared by Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) Executive Director Chuck Kenlan in a letter to members on Monday. It has been a roller-coaster of a year for OBRA, Oregon’s sanctioning body for bike … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Oregon Bicycle Racing Association wants to increase participation of Black riders

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 … Read more