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.
Kovalcik in Berlin (he’s behind the middle guy in white).(Photo: Facebook) Portland resident Zak Kovalcik is raising a lot of eyebrows in the track racing world. The Sizzle Pie Cycling p/b Veloforma team rider is currently in Germany competing in the 102nd annual Berlin Six Day. The event features a form of track racing known … Read more
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
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
Track action on tap at Alpenrose all weekend.(Photos © J. Maus) If you’re anywhere near Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland today, you won’t want to miss a rare opportunity to see former and (perhaps) future Olympic track racers. The Battle on the Bricks Roller Races is a preview event for this weekend’s Alpenrose Velodrome … Read more
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