With velodrome saved, track fans prep for big season

It wasn’t until our community was faced with losing the Alpenrose Velodrome for good that many people realized just how much love exists for this facility. We recently heard from Jim Graves of the Portland Velodrome Committee and Oregon Bicycle Racing Association Membership Director/Alpenrose Velodrome Director Jen Featheringill about what’s in store for 2019.

Checking in on the Alpenrose Velodrome renovation project

Castelli will donate $60 dollars to OBRA for every one of these jerseys they sell (price is $100). The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) is just about $5,000 short of meeting their goal for the first phase of a fundraising effort to replace the pock-marked and cracking concrete surfaces on the venerable Alpenrose Velodrome in … Read more

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OBRA looks to replace aging concrete at Alpenrose Velodrome

After years of patching and repainting, the time has come to lay new concrete at Alpenrose.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) has launched a fund-raising effort to rebuild a major portion of Alpenrose Velodrome. The 1/6 mile track located on land owned by Alpenrose Dairy in Portland’s southwest hills has become … Read more

Alpenrose Velodrome cleaned up, ready for business

OBRA volunteer Stewart Campbell helped pressure wash Alpenrose Velodrome.(Photos: David Boerner) The word is in from Alpenrose Velodrome Director Mike Murray: track racing will start this week at the popular track nestled in Portland’s southwest hills (weather permitting, of course). The announcement comes after a week and a half of weeding, scraping, patching, sanding, and … Read more