‘Blind Date’ cross series starts tonight: A slideshow for inspiration

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward
Blind Date Cyclocross Race #1-20

Sunset at Alpenrose, courtesy of
the Blind Date at the Dairy series.
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(Photos © J. Maus)

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s cyclocross season here in Portland. Last weekend local cross lovers got a taste of all the mud and fun to come out at the Battle of Barlow and tonight is the inaugural event of the Blind Date at the Dairy series. The five-race series happens every Wednesday from tonight to October 27th. The races start at 5:00 so be prepared for sunsets, twilight, and even night-time conditions (if you’re in the A category, which starts at 8:00).

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Snow on the way: A slideshow to keep you riding

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward
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Bring it on!
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(Photos © J. Maus)

There’s snow in the forecast around Portland this weekend; but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to leave the bike at home.

The last snow day I can recall was back in March, and from people I’ve talked to, they remember that day with fondness. Now, I realize snow is a big headache for some folks and that it causes PDOT all sorts of maintenance issues, etc…, but for those Portlanders who go by bike, it also brings something to be cherished — quiet streets with very few (and slow-moving) cars.

A snowy bike commute definitely presents some challenges, but with the type of minor snowfall we tend to get, it’s no reason to leave the wheels at home. On that note, I’ve put together a little slideshow of past snowstorms to keep you inspired…

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