Dirty fun for all ages: Dispatch from the Short Track MTB series finale

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Kids love short track.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Last night was the end to another great season of “Short Track” mountain bike racing out at PIR (Portland International Raceway, adjacent to Delta Park and north of the Kenton neighborhood). About 300 people of all ages and abilities found their way to the venue for some good, old-fashioned, elbow-to-elbow racing action.

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On Monday nights, human racing machines take over PIR (Photos)

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Whether you love to ride dirt or pavement, PIR has you covered on Monday nights.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

To understand how vibrant and healthy Portland’s bike racing scene is, you needn’t look any further than Portland International Raceway (PIR) on a Monday night. Nestled in former wetlands just north of Kenton and west of I-5, PIR hosts two major weekly race series’ — one for dirt lovers and one for the roadies.

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