SAVE THE DATE!
SERIES AWARDS PICK-UP*
Saturday December 4, 2021

2pm-4:30pm
Hopworks Urban Brewery
2944 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Overall standings prizes: All adult categories will receive trophies 3 deep (please refer to the Prizes page for more info).
Everyone is welcome to stop by and have a beer with us in the covered outdoor beer garden/upper parking lot.
We also have a few raffle items. If you raced in our series, you are eligible to be entered to win!

*(Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is not a formal presentation like we have done in previous years)


2021 Cyclocross Crusade Series Race #6 – Series finale!

Barton County Park

Barton, Oregon

November 21, 2021

Event sanctioned by the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association.

Let’s keep the good vibes going from last Sunday’s race at Portland International Raceway, as we head into our series finale, Barton Park!
Some tight battles are happening across the categories–Check out the overall results if you haven’t already! obra.org/events/27915/results.

Also, the winner of the 2021 CYCLOCROSS CRUSADE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT of TEAMS will be announced!
Meet at the finish line at noon!

Registration:

Online registration closes Friday at noonobra.org/events/27670/register
Day of Registration will also be available onsite.

OBRA Junior Cyclocross Series:

This event will be the last race of the OBRA Junior Cyclocross Series.
More information can be found here. juniors.obra.org/obra-junior-cyclocross-series

Venue Notes:

  • Team tent setup and pre-ride will be only on Sunday only. (No pre-ride or team tent set up on Saturday).
    Please weigh down and/or stake your tents. All tents and vehicles must be 3 feet away from the course.
  • No wood-burning fires are allowed. Propane fires & heaters are okay.
  • Garbage facilities are very limited – please pack out your trash and recycling… “Pack it in, pack it out”
  • PLEASE STAY OFF ALL GRAVEL, ROCK, AND WOODPILES.
    Parents, we could use your help with this.
  • Autumn Coffee Roasting and Mister Tacos will be on-site to keep you caffeinated and fueled throughout the day.
  • Shimano provides neutral wheels in the PIT, and our amazing PIT mechanic Isabella will help you get back in your race if you have a mechanical.
  • PLEASE also visit our website for race schedule, registration information, Code of Conduct, COVID-19 safety protocols, and other important info

Directions:

Take Hwy 224 south to SE Bakers Ferry Rd. Veer left onto SE Barton Park Rd, and then turn left into the maintenance facility entrance. Please obey all no parking signs.

HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors! This race could not happen without them- Please remember them with your business throughout the year!

Title sponsor: River City Bicycles

Pactimo

Donnelly

Bob’s Red Mill

Sellwood Cycle Repair

Shimano

Chris King Precision Components

Hopworks Urban Brewery

OTTO DesignWorks

Speedvagen

Abus Security Tech Germany

Sage Titanium Bicycles

Red Bull

Yakima

Chrome Industries

Stoller Wine Group

HiFi Sound Cycling Components

Showers Pass

Biciclista

Cascadia Ciderworks United

Dumonde Tech

Muc-Off

Sweetbody Laboratories

Wyld

K-Edge

Crater Lake Spirits

Please tag us in your photos! 

#crosscrusade #cyclocross #cyclocrosscrusade 

 Instagram @cyclocrosscrusade 

Twitter @cx_crusade

Facebook @cyclocrosscrusade

flickr flickr.com/photos/cyclocrosscrusade.

PLEASE also visit our website for race schedule, registration information, Code of Conduct, COVID-19 safety protocols, and other important info

See you at the races!

-The Cyclocross Crusade crew


2021 Cyclocross Crusade Series Race #5
Portland International Raceway – Pro Paddock (Infield course)
Portland, Oregon
November 14, 2021

Event sanctioned by the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association

Welcome back to this historic cyclocross venue!
This Sunday, we will be racing at the same venue that was used for the 2004 US National CX Championships, where Katie Compton won her first national title.
It was also a stop on the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross series.
This course is very spectator-friendly, so encourage your friends and family to come out and cheer you on!

Registration Information:

Online registration closes Friday at noon: obra.org/events/27669/register

Day of Registration will also be available onsite

Venue notes:

● Team tents are welcome to set up on Saturday between 3:00 – 4:30 PM. If you are unable to set up your tent at this time, you will also be able to on Sunday.

● There is no course Pre-ride on Saturday.

● PIR staff is in the process of setting up for Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights. Please be extremely careful around all the Christmas lights and do not touch them.

● General parking is available very close to the racecourse. Onsite parking is at your own risk — Please do not leave valuables in vehicles.

● No driving on any of the grass.

● Riding your bike on the actual car race track is strictly off-limits and will result in disqualification from your race and you leaving the venue.

● Masks are required outdoors if 6 ft social distancing cannot be met. Please be sure to bring your mask while attending our event at PIR.

● Autumn Coffee Roasting and Mister Tacos will be on-site to keep you caffeinated and fueled throughout the day.

● Shimano provides neutral wheels in the PIT, and our amazing PIT mechanic Isabella will help you get back in your race if you have a mechanical.

Directions:

PIR is located just west of I-5 at Exit 306B. Also, there is an Interstate Max light rail stop right outside the gates. MAX runs from PIR as far east as Gresham, to the airport, downtown, and as far west as Hillsboro. Downtown Portland is approximately 25 minutes from PIR on MAX.

HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors! This race could not happen without them- Please remember them with your business throughout the year!

Title sponsor: River City Bicycles

Pactimo

Donnelly

Bob’s Red Mill

Sellwood Cycle Repair

Shimano

Chris King Precision Components

Hopworks Urban Brewery

OTTO DesignWorks

Speedvagen

Abus Security Tech Germany

Sage Titanium Bicycles

Red Bull

Yakima

Chrome Industries

Stoller Wine Group

HiFi Sound Cycling Components

Showers Pass

Biciclista

Cascadia Ciderworks United

Dumonde Tech

Muc-Off

Sweetbody Laboratories

Wyld

K-Edge

Crater Lake Spirits

Please tag us in your photos! 

#crosscrusade #cyclocross #cyclocrosscrusade 

 Instagram @cyclocrosscrusade 

Twitter @cx_crusade

Facebook @cyclocrosscrusade

flickr flickr.com/photos/cyclocrosscrusade.

PLEASE also visit our website for race schedule, registration information, Code of Conduct, COVID-19 safety protocols, and other important info

See you at the races!

-The Cyclocross Crusade crew


Statement from Cyclocross Crusade regarding Code of Conduct violation at Rainier Race

To the members of our community:

Many of you have seen photos or heard that a cyclocross racer at Rainier High School raced in a T-shirt that had a symbol of hate written on it. This went unnoticed at the race and was not brought to the attention of the staff or officials until photos of the racer and the T-shirt surfaced this week. If it had been noticed at the race, action would have been taken immediately, as this is a clear violation of not only the Cyclocross Crusade Code of Conduct but the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) Code of Conduct, the governing body of our 2021 race series.
This is a very serious matter, and this type of violation will not be tolerated. 

While many people in the community feel that action was not taken soon enough, to be fair OBRA conducted an investigation to confirm the facts before reacting. OBRA is a small organization with a dedicated volunteer board of directors and a hard-working, part-time staff, so this took some time. 

Our website clearly states that failure to adhere to the Cyclocross Crusade Code of Conduct may result in expulsion and future exclusion from Cyclocross Crusade events and activities. We have contacted the racer to let them know that this type of violation will not be tolerated and the consequences therein. 

The Cyclocross Crusade Code of Conduct is set out to provide a safe and accepting environment for all peoples to enjoy the sport of cyclocross. We expect all participants, spectators, officials, staff, sponsors and other people associated with any Cyclocross Crusade event or activity to adhere to this code of conduct as a principle of being a steward of the sport and spirit of cyclocross.

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2021 Cyclocross Crusade Race #4 – Rainier High School

November 7, 2021

28168 Old Rainier Road, Rainier, OR 97048

Event sanctioned by the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association

We love coming back to Rainier Junior/Senior High School in beautiful Rainier, Oregon each year! Not only is this one of our classic cyclocross courses, but it is also a fundraiser for the school. Proceeds from parking, camping, and their food concessions will benefit the Booster Club.

**Reminder, it will also be the end of Daylight Saving Time, meaning at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, clocks will rewind 60 minutes.**

REGISTRATION:

Online: obra.org/events/27668/register (Day of Registration will be available onsite).

Pre-registration will close Friday at noon.

Tyvek Bib Reminder:

Please try to refrain from washing your Tyvek bib numbers in the washing machine as this will fade them and make it nearly impossible for your number to be read by the officials. If this has already happened, please darken your number with a black permanent number. Permanent markers will be available at registration. Thank you!

VENUE NOTES:

  • Please respect the school’s property and campus rules – No alcohol allowed on school grounds.
  • Team tent setup and pre-ride will be available the day of the race only. Please weigh down and/or stake your tents. All tents and vehicles must be 3 feet away from the course.
  • No course pre-ride on Saturday 
  • Please stay off all athletic fields and the running track
  • CAMPING will be available at the high school for $25. (100% proceeds benefit Rainier High Booster Club).
  • If you would like to camp, please email info@crosscrusade.comby Thursday, November 5th. Look for the green and orange signs that will be posted to direct you to the camping area when you arrive.
  • There is a $5 parking fee for every vehicle, please bring cash (100% to benefit high school boosters). NO PARKING ON THE ROAD – you will be towed!
  • Please always use designated course crossings
  • No fires are allowed at any of our race venues.

CYCLOCROSS CRUSADE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT of TEAMS!

The tournament of teams will take place at noon! Meet at the finish line.

There the team challenge will be revealed. Bring as many of your teammates as possible, as this challenge will favor strength and numbers.

Be ready for a battle the likes of which has never before been seen at a cyclocross venue!

HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors! This race could not happen without them- Please remember them with your business throughout the year!

Title sponsor: River City Bicycles

Pactimo

Donnelly

Bob’s Red Mill

Sellwood Cycle Repair

Shimano

Chris King Precision Components

Hopworks Urban Brewery

OTTO DesignWorks

Speedvagen

Abus Security Tech Germany

Sage Titanium Bicycles

Red Bull

Yakima

Chrome Industries

Stoller Wine Group

HiFi Sound Cycling Components

Showers Pass

Biciclista

Cascadia Ciderworks United

Dumonde Tech

Muc-Off

Sweetbody Laboratories

Wyld

K-Edge

Crater Lake Spirits

Please tag us in your photos! 

#crosscrusade #cyclocross #cyclocrosscrusade

Instagram @cyclocrosscrusade 

Twitter @cx_crusade

Facebook @cyclocrosscrusade

flickr flickr.com/photos/cyclocrosscrusade.

PLEASE also visit our website for race schedule, registration information, Code of Conduct, COVID-19 safety protocols, and other important info

 

 
October 27, 2021
 
2021 Cyclocross Crusade -Cascade Locks Series race 2/3
 

HALLOWEEN WEEKEND! Sunday’s race is the costume race!

Saturday’s race will be the 4th race of the OBRA Junior Cyclocross Series.

Events sanctioned by the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association

Thank you to everyone who came out to Heron Lakes to help us kick off our series! We hope you had a good time! Now it’s time to head east to the beautiful town of Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge!

VENUE NOTES:

  • NO CAMPFIRES.

No fires of any kind are allowed at the race venue, including propane fire rings. 

Cooking stoves using propane require a special permit. These are City/Port of Cascade Locks regulations cascade-locks.or.us.

  • PRE-REGISTRATION & DAY OFF REGISTRATION

Click these links for online registration:

Saturday: Single Day

Sunday: Single Day

Online registration for both days will close Friday at 11 am

Day of registration will be available at the venue

  • There is no running water at this race venue (No Spigot Faucets/Hose Bib Faucets or drinking fountains). Please plan accordingly and bring your own water.
  • CAMPING:

Overnight camping is available in Cascade Locks at the Marine Park campground portofcascadelocks.org/campground.

Camping is also available at the venue but space is limited. Email info@crosscrusade.com to reserve a spot. The cost is $20. Please note: there is no on-site drinking water.

  • LODGING:

Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn

Address: 735 Wa Na Pa St, Cascade Locks, OR 97014

Phone: (541) 374-8777

We have a group block setup — Please let them know the code “Cross Crusade” when booking.

  • GARBAGE:

Facilities are EXTREMELY LIMITED.

If you pack it in, you will have to pack it out. Please recycle.

  • NO PARKING ON THE MILL’S PROPERTY 

Please obey the parking signs. Absolutely no parking on the MILL’s property. You will be towed! You can park in the gravel parking lots, on the side of the streets as long as people can still make it down the roads. There could be boat traffic as well going to the dock. Parking is also available back at the trailhead.

DO NOT PAY FOR PARKING. You will see signs saying to pay but we have taken care of everyone’s parking costs already!

Also, do not park on the train tracks (Yes, this has happened before and it is very bad!)

  • TEAM TENT SET-UP & PRE-RIDING 

Course preview and team tent setup will be on Friday

from 3:00 – 5:00 PM only – please do not arrive any earlier. (Cyclocross Crusade Sponsors ONLY may begin at 1:30). Please be advised there is no water on site. All tents and vehicles should be 3 feet away from the course and spaced apart from each other for COVID-19 safety. Do not leave valuables in team tents overnight, we are not responsible for theft or damage. There will be NO FIRST AID provided during the Friday pre-ride. Participate at your own risk.

VENDORS ON RACE DAYS

Autumn Coffee Roasting will be at the race on Sunday (but not Saturday)

Mr.Tacos will be there both days!

WYLD CBD is also coming out! Patrick will have lots of great items to choose from and everything is only $2!

Cyclocross Crusade has a new shipment of socks! Look for Judy at the Cyclocross Crusade tent and get some while they last! We also have a small supply of beanies, hoodies, and T-shirts for sale.

DIRECTIONS to the venue: From I-84, Take Cascade Locks exit onto Wa Na Pa St. Turn onto Forest Lane. Turn (across train track) onto Industrial Park Way. Follow signs and attendants to parking (the race venue is at the disc golf course and part of the easyCLIMB trail system)

THUNDER ISLAND BREWING CO. Spooktacular 2021!

Saturday 10/30 AND Sunday 10/31 from 5 to 9 pm!

Please show them your support, as they are a HUGE supporter of our cyclocross events!

Here is the link to their event fb.me/e/2w3LmVnyd.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY & FREE ADMISSION!

GOODIE BAGS

$5 SPOOKY KIDS MENU

“HAUNTED” MAZE

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED

Check our website for race schedule and other info: crosscrusade.com/schedule/cascade-locks.

Please tag us in your photos!

#crosscrusade #cyclocross #cyclocrosscrusade

Instagram @cyclocrosscrusade 

Twitter @cx_crusade

Facebook @cyclocrosscrusade

flickr flickr.com/photos/cyclocrosscrusade.

PLEASE visit our website for race schedule, registration information, Code of Conduct, COVID-19 safety protocols, and other important info crosscrusade.com/schedule/cascade-locks.

HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors! This race could not happen without them- Please remember them with your business throughout the year!

Title Sponsor

River City Bicycles

Platinum Sponsors

Pactimo

Donnelly

Bob’s Red Mill

Sellwood Cycle Repair

Shimano

Chris King Precision Components

Hopworks Urban Brewery

OTTO DesignWorks

Speedvagen

Abus Security Tech Germany

Sage Titanium Bicycles

Red Bull

Gold Sponsors

Yakima

Chrome Industries

Stoller Wine Group

HiFi Sound Cycling Components

Silver Sponsors

Showers Pass

Biciclista

Cascadia Ciderworks United

Dumonde Tech

Muc-Off

Sweetbody Laboratories

Wyld

Bronze Sponsors

K-Edge

Crater Lake Spirits

See you at the races!

 

 
October 27, 2021
 
2021 Cyclocross Crusade Cascade locks Day2**update***
 
Greetings Cyclocross racers!

 

 
This Sunday’s race day is costume day! If you wish to participate by wearing a costume while you race, you will be entered into the costume competition! A costume is not required to race. This is just something to do for fun, and is an annual tradition.
 
A prize will be awarded for BEST COSTUME, as judged by the CYCLOCROSS CRUSADE CREW, for each race heat (not race categories). 
 
Reminder, this is a family event.
 
Have fun! 
 

 
 
 
October 17, 2021
 
2021 Cyclocross Crusade – Heron Lakes – Series Race 1

 

@ Portland International Raceway
October 24, 2021
Event sanctioned by Oregon Bicycle Racing Association

https://crosscrusade.com/schedule/heron-lake/

 
THE LEAVES TURNING GOLDEN. A CHILL IN THE AIR. THE SOUND OF COWBELLS IN THE DISTANCE. CYCLOCROSS IS HERE. THIS SEASON IS ONE WE’VE WAITED FOR LIKE NONE OTHER. SO LET’S MAKE IT OUR BEST EVER!
Here is some important information to help plan your race day:
 
REGISTRATION: Online registration closes Friday at Noon. All series passes must be purchases at or before race #1.
  1. Single Day https://obra.org/events/26897/register
  2. Series https://obra.org/events/26903/register

If you do not register in advance online, day of registration is limited to 100 riders. Cost increases to $50 for adults and $30 for juniors due to chip timing logistics.

Please visit our website for more detail https://crosscrusade.com/series-info-rules/
 
RACE NUMBERS: If you raced at Bridge City CX, you received a new Tyvek race number.  This is the race number that you will use for the Cross Crusade races. It will cost $5 to get a new one if you lose or forget it.  DO NOT machine wash it, It will fade! Please take time to pin your race number on correctly. If you need instruction, please come see the example at registration.

PARKING: located on the North side of Broadacre Rd (off N. Expo Rd.) Please only park where the parking attendants direct you to park. Get your team on the list (email in…@crosscrusade.com) for tent setup and for one car to be allowed inside the venue by 8:00 am Sunday. After 8:00 am on Sunday – – no vehicles will be allowed inside. Once inside the venue, any cars parked inside will not be able to leave until after the last race of the day is over. There will be a loading zone near the venue gate for gear drop off/pick ups.

There have been A LOT of car break-ins at PIR over the years….PLEASE do not leave valuables in your vehicle (or team tents overnight). Also, if you see anything suspicious, please alert the Cyclocross Crusade crew or an OBRA official immediately.

 
DO NOT RIDE YOUR BICYCLE IN THE PARKING LOT. You will get a flat due to the large number of goatheads!

TEAM TENT SET-UP: Saturday starting at 4:00 PM (Sponsors only may set-up at 1:30pm) Please weigh down and/or stake your tents. All tents and vehicles should be 3 feet away from the course. Please also keep space between tents for COVID-19 social distancing safety. https://crosscrusade.com/covid-19/ 

**THE COURSE IS NOT OPEN FOR PRE-RIDE ON SATURDAY**

VENUE NOTES:

  • *No drinking water or bike wash on-site. Please plan accordingly
  • *Park rules also prohibit overnight camping
  • *No drones allowed due to FFA flight path
  • *No outside alcohol permitted. (food & beverages/beer will be available for purchase)

*No fires allowed at any of our race venues. This includes: Charcoal fires/briquettes, Cooking fires, Warming fires, Propane fire pits, and other devices that emit flames or embers.

*Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottle fuels are allowed (Except for at Cascade Locks. The Port of Cascade Locks requires a permit to use propane)This event will be a race of the

OBRA Junior Cyclocross Series http://juniors.obra.org/obra-junior-cyclocross-series/

2021 CYCLOCROSS CRUSADE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT of TEAMS 

Calling all cyclocross race teams! You are cordially invited to participate in this season’s Team Competition!

YOU BATTLE ON THE COURSE WEEK AFTER WEEK. AND YET IT IS NOT ENOUGH FOR YOU TO SPRAY YOUR OPPONENT WITH THE MUD OFF YOUR WHEEL AS YOU LAY WASTE TO THEIR HOPES OF VICTORY.

TEAMS EXIST FOR ONE PURPOSE. TO VANQUISH ALL OTHER TEAMS. AND IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT THIS YEAR, WE CHALLENGE ALL TEAMS TO A CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT OF TEAMS COMPETITION. Visit our website for more info!

Please also check our website for race schedule, registration information, COVID-19 safety information, Code of Conduct and other important info: www.crosscrusade.com

HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors! This race series could not happen without them! Please remember them with your business throughout the year!

Title Sponsor River City Bicycles

  • Pactimo
  • Donnelly
  • Bob’s Red Mill
  • Sellwood Cycle Repair
  • Shimano
  • Chris King Precision Components
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery
  • OTTO DesignWorksSpeedvagen
  • Speedvagen
  • Abus Security Tech Germany
  • Sage Titanium Bicycles
  • Red Bull
  • Yakima
  • Chrome Industries
  • Stoller Wine Group
  • HiFi Sound Cycling Components
  • Showers Pass
  • Biciclista
  • Cascadia Ciderworks United
  • Lezyne
  • Dumonde Tech
  • Muc-Off
  • Sweetbody Laboratories
  • Rack Attack
  • Wyld
  • K-Edge

Tag us in your photos! #cyclocross #crosscrusade #cyclocrosscrusade

Instagram @cyclocrosscrusade Twitter @cx_crusade Facebook @cyclocrosscrusade flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclocrosscrusade/

 See you at the races!

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August 7, 2020
 
Cyclocross Crusade 2020 Season Announcement
 

It is with a heavy heart, but a clear conscience, that we must make this announcement canceling the 2020 Cyclocross Crusade season. After much discussion and a lot of ideas thrown around, we have come to the conclusion that we can not host an event during this pandemic that lives up to our standards, is safe and accessible to everyone, is safe for the communities that host us and embodies what cyclocross means to us and our community. While we know this is going to be a disappointment to many, ourselves included, we know that this is the right decision. We will miss seeing the mud on your smiling faces.

Be well and stay safe,

The Cyclocross Crusade Crew

 

 
June 19, 2020
 
Cyclocross Crusade “Keep the Light On” Season Pass Sale
 
Help us “keep the lights on” for our next season!
We need your help to “keep our lights on” so we can continue to provide you with what you look forward to each Fall – CYCLOCROSS!
Cyclocross Crusade is coming, although we are not sure exactly when. That is why we are asking for you to help us pay our bills in the meantime.WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?– SEASON PASS valid for 2020* or 2021 season
— Opening weekend CALL-UP!! (Callups for the next season will include these series pass holders plus the top 10 from the previous season overall Crusade results.)
— ONLY $200 (A savings of up to $80)!!!There were only 150 of these packages available when the promotion started, so don’t hesitate! Always dreamed of having a call-up? This is your chance!

 

Click here to purchase your pass online: https://checkout.square.site/buy/QYPL6IVV6HJE6WBB3SRLQB53

*Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 cyclocross season is uncertain at this time. Meanwhile, we have been working hard and are continuing to plan for the next cyclocross season, when it comes.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Be well and stay safe,
The Cyclocross Crusade Crew

June 1st, 2020

Help us keep the lights on!
We need your help to “keep our lights on” so we can continue to provide you with what you look forward to each Fall – CYCLOCROSS!
Cyclocross Crusade is coming, although we are not sure exactly when. That is why we are asking for you to help us pay our bills in the meantime.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • SEASON PASS valid for 2020* or 2021 season
  • Opening weekend CALL-UP!!
  • ONLY $200 (A savings of up to $80)!!!
  • There are only 150 of these packages available, so don’t hesitate!

Always dreamed of having a call-up?

This is your chance, but you need to act fast! https://checkout.square.site/buy/QYPL6IVV6HJE6WBB3SRLQB53
*Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 cyclocross season is uncertain at this time.

Meanwhile, we have been working hard and are continuing to plan for the next cyclocross season, when it comes.
Thank you in advance for your support.
-The Cyclocross Crusade Crew


 
November 13th, 2019
 
Cyclocross Crusade – Kruger’s CX – Race #9
November 17, 2019
Kruger’s Farm on Sauvie Island – Portland, OregonFall is in full swing, and what better way to celebrate than with a cyclocross race at Kruger’s Farm on Sauvie Island! Race number 9 brings our season to an end, and in doing so we are headed to this classic course that many of you took part of years ago at Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships! We want to thank everyone who participated in our series this year, and we hope to see everyone Sunday at Kruger’s for what could be the first real mud of the year!
This event will be Race #6 of the OBRA Junior Cyclocross Series.This year’s Team Venue Competition has been fierce. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder…You may have overheard the Crusade crew debate on race radio over what constitutes beauty in a sculpture, haiku, photo (does a massive gold frame count???), performance… and yes even a watercolor painting… but now is the challenge to end all debates: COWBELL ART!
GET US TO UNANIMOUS AGREEMENT by creating the most amazing, indisputably beautiful Cowbell art the cyclocross world has ever seen.Need more cowbell! For the last race of the series, we are ready to make some serious noise! Make a cowbell, build art using cowbells, make some cowbell inspired art. Get creative with this! The judging will take place throughout the day, and will finish at 2pm. The top three teams will be notified before then by Cross Crusade crew if they are in contention of winning the Venue Flag. The winner will be announced after the last race of the day at the Kruger’s Farm Beer Porch behind the Farm Store. Rick Potestio promises to take the winning bell art to Switzerland for CX World Championships!Venue Notes:
– Team tent setup is Saturday between 3:00pm – 4:30pm (We have moved all of the team tent area to behind Kruger’s Farm Store for a bigger party scene and centrally located to the beer porch)!
– No course pre-ride on Saturday, only team tent setup
– Camping onsite is $10. Email info@crosscruade.com to get on the list (camping will be in the North parking lot)
– Parking is $5 (please bring cash)
– No Drones allowed (due to flight path)
– BIKE WASH sponsored by Bivo! They will be orchestrating a head to head bike wash competition. Do you think you can out-wash your buddy when up against the clock?
– Alcohol will be for sale onsite at Kruger’s Farm Beer Porch
– Check our website for race schedule, course map, registration information, Kids’ Cross schedule, code of conduct, and other important info (that may not be listed here!) http://www.crosscrusade.comPlease tag us in your photos!
#cyclocross #crosscrusade #cyclocrosscrusade #theartofcyclocross
Facebook @cyclocrosscrusade
Instagram @cyclocrosscrusade
Twitter @cx_crusade
flickr! https://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclocrosscrusade/As we get ready to wrap up the season, we are SO GRATEFUL to have the support of our sponsors.
This race series could not happen without them! PLEASE remember them with your business throughout the year!

 

Title Sponsor: River City Bicycles

Kids’ Cross presented by Speedvagen

Platinum Sponsors:
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods
Sellwood Cycle Repair
Shimano
Donnelly Cycling
Chris King Precision Components
Speedvagen
Unitus Community Credit Union
Adidas
Voler Apparel
ABUS Mobile Security
Deschutes Brewery
Red Bull
CLIF Bar
Sage Titanium Bicycles
ANTHM Collective
OTTO DesignWorks
Old Mill District

Gold Sponsors:
Chrome Industries
HiFi Sound Cycling Components
Yakima

Silver Sponsors:
Nuun Hydration
Showers Pass
Gates Carbon Drive
Lezyne
Hincapie Sportswear
Dumonde Tech
Muc-Off
Reverend Nat’s Cider
Unior Tools
Biciclista
Sweetbody Laboratories
Wyld
Rack Attack
Crater Lake Spirits

Bronze sponsors:
Cush Core
Ablis CBD Infusions
K-EDGE

Cyclocross Crusade Series Awards party is Saturday, November 23rd at Chris King in Portland.
Doors open at 6pm. Festivities until 9pm. Chili and Deschutes beer on tap!

 

 
November 5th, 2019
 
2019 Cyclocross Crusade – Barton Park Race #8
November 10, 2019
Barton County Park
Barton, OregonBarton Park will host the 2019 Oregon Bicycle Racing Association Cyclocross Championships! Please note the updated schedule for the Championship event.
The race schedule can be found on our website. Podiums for OBRA Championship medals will be at 12:30 for the morning races and 4:45 for the afternoon races.
http://www.crosscrusade.com/schedule/barton-park/ and https://bit.ly/2Q1vnMv for more information.The Team Competition for this race is Photography!
Show us your best images from previous races this season! We will have a covered area (next to registration) in the expo for you to display your photos. Please bring prints or an album to share. Judging will end at 2pm and the winner will be announced after the last race of the day at the finish line in the expo area. The top three teams will be notified before then by Cross Crusade crew if they are in contention of winning the Venue Flag.PLEASE NOTE: NO PRE-RIDE OR TEAM TENT SET-UP ON SATURDAYVenue Notes:
* No pre-ride or team tent setup on Saturday
*Trash is very limited – please pack out your own trash.
* PLEASE STAY OFF the gravel, rock and wood piles.
* No wood burning fires allowed. Propane fires & heaters are okay
* CAMPING AT BARTON PARK:
19009 SE Barton Park Road – Boring, OR 97009
1. Call Parks Reservations (503)742-4414 to reserve
2. Identify that you are a Cross Crusade participant
3. Provide the PROMO CODE: Cyclocross Crusade* BIKE WASH sponsored by Bivo! They will be orchestrating a head to head bike wash competition. Do you think you can out-wash your buddy when up against the clock?Check our website for race schedule, registration information, Kids’ Cross schedule, code of conduct, and other important info (that may not be listed here!) http://www.crosscrusade.comPlease tag us in your photos!
#cyclocross #crosscrusade #cyclocrosscrusade #theartofcyclocross
Facebook @cyclocrosscrusade
Instagram @cyclocrosscrusade
Twitter @cx_crusade
flickr! https://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclocrosscrusade/

 

HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors! This race could not happen without them- Please remember them with your business throughout the year!

Title Sponsor: River City Bicycles

Kids’ Cross presented by Speedvagen

Platinum Sponsors:
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods
Sellwood Cycle Repair
Shimano
Donnelly Cycling
Chris King Precision Components
Speedvagen
Unitus Community Credit Union
Adidas
Voler Apparel
ABUS Mobile Security
Deschutes Brewery
Red Bull
CLIF Bar
Sage Titanium Bicycles
ANTHM Collective
OTTO DesignWorks
Old Mill District

Gold Sponsors:
Chrome Industries
HiFi Sound Cycling Components
Yakima

Silver Sponsors:
Nuun Hydration
Showers Pass
Gates Carbon Drive
Lezyne
Hincapie Sportswear
Dumonde Tech
Muc-Off
Reverend Nat’s Cider
Unior Tools
Biciclista
Sweetbody Laboratories
Wyld
Rack Attack
Crater Lake Spirits

Bronze sponsors:
Cush Core
Ablis CBD Infusions
K-EDGE

See you at the races!

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October 29th, 2019
 
2019 Cyclocross Crusade Race #7 – Rainier Jr./Sr. High School
November 3, 2019
Rainier, OregonWe love coming back to Rainier Junior/Senior High School in beautiful Rainier, Oregon!Not only is this one of our classic cyclocross courses, it is also a fundraiser for the high school. Proceeds from parking, camping and their food concessions by the track will benefit the Booster Club!Team competition:Cyclocross 5-7-5″Haiku” is a traditional form of Japanese poetry which consists of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. 5-7-5. Your team’s Haiku poetry may be posted anywhere along the course. Please be sure to put your team name on the poems and make sure your poem is large enough that participants can enjoy it while on course. Judges will finish scoring at 2pm and winner will be announced at 4:15 at the finish line.Venue notes:

 

  • Please respect the school’s property and campus rules – keep alcohol at home
  • Team tent setup and pre-ride will be only on day of race. Please, weigh down and/or stake your tents. All Tents and vehicles should be 3 feet away from the course.
  • No course pre-ride on Saturday
  • CAMPING will be available at the high school for $10. (100% to benefit Rainier High Booster Club).
    If you would like to camp, please email info@crosscrusade.com by Thursday, October 31st. Look for the green and orange signs that will be posted to direct you to the camping area when you arrive.
  • There is a $5 parking fee for every vehicle, please bring cash (100% to benefit high school boosters).
  • Please always use designated course crossings
  • Please stay off athletic fields and the running track
  • Absolutely no alcohol is allowed on school grounds
  • NO PARKING ON THE ROAD – you will be towed!

Check our website for race schedule, registration information, Kids’ Cross schedule, code of conduct, and other important info (that may not be listed here!) http://www.crosscrusade.com

Please tag us in your photos! #cyclocross #crosscrusade #cyclocrosscrusade #theartofcyclocross

Facebook @cyclocrosscrusade

Instagram @cyclocrosscrusade

Twitter @cx_crusade

flickr! https://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclocrosscrusade/

HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors!

This race could not happen without them- Please remember them with your business throughout the year!

Title Sponsor: River City Bicycles

Kids’ Cross presented by Speedvagen

Platinum Sponsors:
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods
Sellwood Cycle Repair
Shimano
Donnelly Cycling
Chris King Precision Components
Speedvagen
Unitus Community Credit Union
Adidas
Voler Apparel
ABUS Mobile Security
Deschutes Brewery
Red Bull
CLIF Bar
Sage Titanium Bicycles
ANTHM Collective
OTTO DesignWorks
Old Mill District

Gold Sponsors:
Chrome Industries
HiFi Sound Cycling Components
Yakima

Silver Sponsors:
Nuun Hydration
Showers Pass
Gates Carbon Drive
Lezyne
Hincapie Sportswear
Dumonde Tech
Muc-Off
Reverend Nat’s Cider
Unior Tools
Biciclista
Sweetbody Laboratories
Wyld
Rack Attack
Crater Lake Spirits

Bronze sponsors:
Cush Core
Ablis CBD Infusions
K-EDGE

See you at the races!

 

 
October 24th, 2019
 

2019 Cyclocross Crusade – Deschutes Brewery – Race #5 & #6

October 26th – 27th, 2019
Bend, Oregon

We are so excited to return to Bend for another super fun weekend of racing!
Deschutes Brewery Day 1 is Race #5 of the OBRA Junior Cyclocross Series.
Visit http://juniors.obra.org/obra-junior-cyclocross-series/ for more information about this series.
Please read this important information to help you plan your weekend:

Team Competition
Costumed Performance Art Festival
It’s tradition! Costumes are the theme for our Bend weekend!  The official costume race is Sunday. Judges will be voting on best team costumes… that incorporates performance art! The winning team will receive the coveted venue flag! Teams should plan to demonstrate/perform their team costume near the finish line.
A sign up sheet to participate will be at registration on Saturday. The time slots available will be during the course breaks. Time limit for each team performance is 2 minutes.

Individual costumes will be judged throughout the day as in the past, with one winner from each race heat receiving a prize. Bonus points for handmade costumes!

TEAM TENTS:

  • Team tents can be set up between 4:00 – 5:30 on Friday. Please weigh down and/or stake your tents. All Tents and vehicles should be 4 feet away from the course in compliance with the City of Bend Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    Do not leave valuables in your team tents overnight or at your own risk.

  • Team tents are only allowed in the main parking lot (on the South side of the the brewery). If in doubt, please ask someone on the crew where you can set up. Team tents are not allowed on the Deschutes side of the course (anywhere on the grass or above the bowl. Only Team Deschutes and River City Bicycles is allowed to set up in this area — when in doubt please ask!).

OTHER ITEMS TO NOTE:

  • The course will not be open for pre-ride until 4pm on Friday. This is very important as the brewery will still be operating until 4:00. Pre-Ride hours are Friday from 4:00 – 5:30 PM. There will be NO FIRST AID provided during the Friday pre-ride. Participate at your own risk.

  • Pre-registration/race number pick-up will be available at Summer Twilight Room, Mt Bachelor Village event center on Friday from 5:00pm -7:00pm
    (Address: 19717 Mt Bachelor Dr. Bend, OR 97702)

  • Please obey all “no parking” zones at the venue. Do not use these areas to unload your gear. These zones must be kept clear at all times. Do not block fire lanes.
    Do not park in ADA parking spots. You will be towed.

  • No camping allowed at the venue.

  • There is no bike wash on site (also please bring your own drinking water)

  • Visit www.meredithlodging.com and use our special discount code: Use code “CXCRUSADE19” for all bookings to save 10%

We hope you have a wonderful time in Bend! Deschutes Brewery is going all out this year with a huge party that you will not want to miss on Friday AND Saturday nights! Visit the Deschutes Brewery website for more party info https://www.deschutesbrewery.com/events/camp-deschutes/

Check our website for race schedule, registration information, Kids’ Cross schedule, code of conduct, course map and other important info (that may not be listed here!) http://www.crosscrusade.com

Please tag us in your photos! #cyclocross #crosscrusade #cyclocrosscrusade #theartofcyclocross

Facebook @cyclocrosscrusade

Instagram @cyclocrosscrusade

Twitter @cx_crusade

flickr! https://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclocrosscrusade/

HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors! This race could not happen without them- Please remember them with your business throughout the year!

Title Sponsor: River City Bicycles

Kids’ Cross presented by Speedvagen

Platinum Sponsors:

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods

Sellwood Cycle Repair

Shimano

Donnelly Cycling

Chris King Precision Components

Speedvagen

Unitus Community Credit Union

Adidas

Voler Apparel

ABUS Mobile Security

Deschutes Brewery 

Red Bull

CLIF Bar

Sage Titanium Bicycles

ANTHM Collective

OTTO DesignWorks

Old Mill District

Gold Sponsors:

Chrome Industries

HiFi Sound Cycling Components

Yakima

Silver Sponsors:

Nuun Hydration

Showers Pass

Gates Carbon Drive

Lezyne

Hincapie Sportswear

Dumonde Tech

Muc-Off

Reverend Nat’s Cider

Unior Tools

Biciclista

Sweetbody Laboratories

Wyld

Rack Attack

Crater Lake Spirits

Bronze sponsors:

Cush Core

Ablis CBD Infusions

K-EDGE (K-EDGE will be making a special appearance in Bend – Please stop by their tent!)

 

 
October 15th, 2019
 
2019 Cyclocross Crusade – Heron Lakes – Race 4
Portland International Raceway
October 20, 2019
 
Race #4 takes us to Heron Lakes at Portland International Raceway in Portland!
 
Team Competition
Cyclocross Watercolor!
Artists have long painted outdoors, but how many artists have painted en plein air at a cyclocross race? Rick Potestio, our resident artist and founder of the Cyclocross Crusade, will have his studio set up on-site. Come paint alongside a great, or set up your own studio space at your team tent. Although the traditional and well-established method of painting en plein air incorporates the use of oil paint, watercolor is the medium of choice at Heron Lakes. There is no water on-site (unless it rains!) so please plan your art supplies accordingly! Bring your entries to the Cyclocross Crusade tent in the expo by 2:00 for judging. Be sure you include a label with your team name for easy identification. Winner will be announced at 4:15 at the Crusade tent.
 
IMPORTANT VENUE NOTES:
PARKING: located on the North side of Broadacre Rd (off N. Expo Rd.)
Please only park where the parking attendants direct you to park.
Get your team on the list (email info@crosscrusade.com) for tent setup and for one car to be allowed inside the venue by 8:00 am Sunday. After 8:00 am on Sunday – – no vehicles will be allowed inside. 
Once inside the venue, any cars parked inside will not be able to leave until after the last race of the day is over. 
There will be a loading zone near the venue gate for gear drop off/pick ups.
 
There have been A LOT of car break-ins at PIR over the years….
PLEASE do not leave valuables in your vehicle. Also, if you see anything suspicious, please alert the Cyclocross Crusade crew or an OBRA official immediately.
 
TEAM TENT SET-UP will be on Saturday starting at 4:00 PM
(Sponsors only may Set-up at 1:30pm) Please weigh down and/or stake your tents. All Tents and vehicles should be 3 feet away from the course.
*** THE COURSE IS NOT OPEN FOR PRE-RIDE ON SATURDAY ***
 
  • No outside alcohol permitted.
  • No drinking water or bike wash on-site. Please plan accordingly
  • Park rules also prohibit overnight camping
  • No drones allowed due to FFA flight path
 
Please check our website for race schedule, registration information, Kids’ Cross schedule, code of conduct and other important info:  http://www.crosscrusade.com/schedule/heron-lake/  
 
Please tag us in your photos! #cyclocross #crosscrusade #cyclocrosscrusade #theartofcyclocross
Facebook @cyclocrosscrusade
Instagram @cyclocrosscrusade
Twitter @cx_crusade
slowly starting our flickr page! https://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclocrosscrusade/ 
 
HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors! 
This race could not happen without them — Please remember them with your business throughout the year!
 
Title Sponsor: River City Bicycles 
Kids’ Cross presented by Speedvagen
 
Platinum Sponsors:
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods
Sellwood Cycle Repair
Shimano
Donnelly Cycling
Chris King Precision Components
Speedvagen
Unitus Community Credit Union
Adidas
Voler Apparel
ABUS Mobile Security
Deschutes Brewery
Red Bull
CLIF Bar
Sage Titanium Bicycles
ANTHM Collective
OTTO DesignWorks
Old Mill District
 
Gold Sponsors:
Chrome Industries
HiFi Sound Cycling Components
Yakima
 
Silver Sponsors:
Nuun Hydration
Showers Pass
Gates Carbon Drive
Lezyne
Hincapie Sportswear
Dumonde Tech
Muc-Off
Reverend Nat’s Cider
Unior Tools
Biciclista
Sweetbody Laboratories
Wyld
Rack Attack
Crater Lake Spirits
 
Bronze sponsors:
Cush Core
Ablis CBD Infusions
K-EDGE
 
See you at the races!

October 9th, 2019

2019 Cyclocross Crusade – Cascade Locks Race #3 

October 13, 2019

Port of Cascade Locks, Oregon

It’s time to head east to the beautiful town of Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge! 

Thunder Island Brewing is having a big party October 13th & 14th to celebrate their six year anniversary. They will have live music, food and beer specials, giveaways, and MORE!

This event will be Race #3 of the OBRA Junior Cyclocross Series: https://juniors.obra.org/obra-junior-cyclocross-series/

TEAM COMPETITION:
Best Instagram Video Cut

Upload a 1 minute video from the Alpenrose race weekend to your team’s (or someone on your team) Instagram feed using these hashtags: #cyclocross #crosscrusade #cyclocrosscrusade #theartofcyclocross and tag @cyclocrosscrusade in the post. Videos must be posted to Instagram by end of day Friday, October 11th for consideration. The judges will pick their favorites and the winner of the venue flag will be announced at 4:15 at the finish line. Honorable mention for 2nd and 3rd place!

VENUE NOTES:

  • NO CAMPFIRES No fires of any kind are allowed at the race venue (this includes propane).
  • TEAM TENT SET-UP & PRE-RIDING Course preview and team tent setup will be on Saturday from 3:00 – 5:00 PM only – please do not arrive any earlier. (Cyclocross Crusade Sponsors ONLY may  begin at 1:30). Please be advised there is no water onsite. All tents and vehicles should be 3 feet away from the course. There will be NO FIRST AID provided during the Saturday pre-ride. Participate at your own risk.
  • CAMPING Overnight camping at Cascade Locks is available Saturday night. Space is limited. Email info@crosscrusade.com by Tuesday, 10/8 to reserve a spot. There is no water onsite FYI.
  • GARBAGE – Facilities are EXTREMELY LIMITED. If you pack it in, you will have to pack it out. (Unfortunately, an incredible amount of trash/bags of trash was left in the parking lot at Alpenrose that we had to clean up. We are there Sunday evenings to clean up the course, not to clean up racer tent sites).
  • REGISTRATION Online pre-registration closes Saturday at 5:00 pm. Day of registration will be available onsite, beginning Sunday at 7:30 am
  • NO PARKING ON THE MILL’S PROPERTY Please obey the parking signs. Absolutely no parking on the MILL’s property. You will be towed! You can park in the gravel parking lots, on the side of the streets as long as people can still make it down the roads. There could be boat traffic as well going to the dock. Parking is also available back at the trailhead. 
  • DIRECTIONS  From I-84, Take Cascade Locks exit onto Wa Na Pa St. Turn onto Forest Lane. Turn (across train track) onto Industrial Park Way. Follow signs and attendants to parking (the race venue is at the disc golf course and part of the easyCLIMB trail system)

Check our website for race schedule, registration information, Kids’ Cross schedule, code of conduct and other important info http://www.crosscrusade.com/schedule/cascade-locks/

Please tag us in your photos! #cyclocross #crosscrusade #cyclocrosscrusade #theartofcyclocross

Facebook @cyclocrosscrusade  Instagram @cyclocrosscrusade 
Twitter @cx_crusade
flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclocrosscrusade/ 

 

HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors! This race could not happen without them — Please remember them with your business throughout the year!

Title Sponsor: River City Bicycles 

Kids’ Cross presented by Speedvagen

Platinum Sponsors:

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods 

Sellwood Cycle Repair 

Shimano 

Donnelly Cycling 

Chris King Precision Components 

Speedvagen

Unitus Community Credit Union 

Adidas 

Voler Apparel 

ABUS Mobile Security 

Deschutes Brewery 

Red Bull 

CLIF Bar 

Sage Titanium Bicycles 

ANTHM Collective 

OTTO DesignWorks 

Old Mill District

 

Gold Sponsors:

Chrome Industries 

HiFi Sound Cycling Components 

Yakima

 

Silver Sponsors:

Nuun Hydration 

Showers Pass 

Gates Carbon Drive

Lezyne

Hincapie Sportswear 

Dumonde Tech 

Muc-Off 

Reverend Nat’s Cider

Unior Tools 

Biciclista

Sweetbody Laboratories 

Wyld

Rack Attack

Crater Lake Spirits

 

Bronze sponsors:

Cush Core

Ablis CBD Infusions

K-EDGE


October 1, 2019

2019 Cyclocross Crusade Alpenrose Dairy Race #1 & #2
October 5th & 6th
Portland, Oregon

Alpenrose Dairy is a very special place. We have been racing cyclocross at Alpenrose Dairy for 22 years!
Legends have raced here: John Leonard, Wendy Williams, Sue Butler, Shannon Skerritt, Erik Tonkin, Rhonda Mazza, Ann Knapp, Clara Honsinger, Daniele Pontoni and Rick Potestio just to name a few!
We are eternally grateful to the Alpenrose Dairy family for their generosity over the years.

We would like to invite teams that have flags to fly them on the flag poles around the velodrome this weekend.

This season’s schedule includes two nationally sanctioned races, placing us on the USA Cycling – American Cyclocross Calendar (ACXC). This will allow USA Cycling License holders to earn points in the USA Cycling (USAC) national ranking system, which is used to calculate call-up spots for those interested in racing at the USA Cycling National Championships in Tacoma, WA in December. The ACXC races are Alpenrose Dairy Day 1 and Day 2!

In order to encourage participation in these USA Cycling sanctioned events, The Cyclocross Crusade will cover the cost of all one-day licenses required for participation in these USAC sanctioned events. Any rider wishing to earn USA Cycling Results and Rankings points (particularly those interested in racing the Cyclocross National Championships) will need to purchase an annual license from USAC in order to be eligible to earn these points.

What this means for you: You will register as you normally do for any other Cyclocross Crusade race. If you have a USA Cycling License, please show it when you check in at the race. If you do not, you will need to fill out a one-day USA Cycling license form when you check in at the race.

ALL RIDERS MUST CHECK IN at registration (even if you are pre-registered) and either fill out the USAC one day/waiver form or fill out the standard USAC waiver along with showing us their USAC annual license

If you have an USAC annual license (or purchase one onsite), your results will count towards your USAC national ranking. In order for us to have the highest ranked fields possible for all of our participants, it is important that you get us your annual license number if you have one, even if you don’t care about your national ranking

All participants are expected to follow all USA Cycling rules, the USA Cycling Code of Conduct, and the Cyclocross Crusade Code of Conduct.

Here’s some important information to help you plan your weekend:

PRE-REGISTRATION AND RACE NUMBER PICK-UP
Friday evening, October 4th at Breadwinner Cycles
2323 N Williams Portland, OR 97227
7-9pm

If you plan to pre-reg online, please do so by Thursday, Oct. 3rd — save time on race day and pre-register!

– RACE DAY SCHEDULE is posted for categories, start times and course breaks at the venue and on our website
– COURSE PREVIEW The course will be open for preview Friday between 3pm – 5:30pm. FIRST AID is provided on race days only–not during the friday pre-ride. Participate at your own risk. Please visit our website for the course map.
– KID’S KROSS presented by Speedvagen is back! You can find more info, including the schedule on our website crosscrusade.com/kids-cross
– PODIUM CEREMONY (ACXC weekend only) We will be awarding the top three racers in each ACXC category on Saturday and Sunday. Podium times each day are 12:20 and 4:15. Must be present to receive prize. Junior racers will receive medals by category only (elite 1/2, 3/4/5).
– NO ALCOHOL PLEASE be respectful.
– TEAM TENTS will be allowed to set up early on Friday between 3pm – 5:30pm. All tents and vehicles must be 3 feet away from the course. If you can’t make it out on Friday, you are welcome to set up throughout the weekend.
– OVERNIGHT CAMPING will be allowed (in a designated area) email info@crosscrusade.com to get on the reservation list.
– PARKING ATTENDANTS will be working the weekend. Please obey their directions and say really nice things to them. Parking will be tight; carpooling or riding bikes to the venue is highly encouraged. NO parking in truck zones!
– RESPECT the neighbors. Warm up- but don’t block up traffic in the neighboring streets. This means even you 60+ racers! Please, show extra courtesy–make room for cars to pass (especially on SW Illinois St. and the truck entrance to the dairy).
– NO BIKE RIDING in production area entrance by the intersection of SW Illinois & Shattuck. No riding on the ball fields!
– BIKE WASH sponsored by Bivo! They will be orchestrating a head to head bike wash competition. Do you think you can out-wash your buddy when up against the clock?
– FOOD We have a fantastic line-up of food vendors: Mr. Taco, 3 Guys Grilling and Bob’s Red Mill. We will have Red Bull on-site to help keep you energized both days, and Nuun to help you hydrate.

The Art of Cyclocross:

This year’s poster, a Rick Potestio original, celebrates the beautiful sport of cyclocross. We continue the team competitions this season with this theme – The Art of Cyclocross!

Cyclocross Course Side Art

We want to see how creative your team can be by creating an original art installation and displaying it at your team tent, or carefully placing it along the course. Be sure to put a plaque on the art so we know which team to score. If your art is course-side, please alert one of the crew members as to the location, so it is not missed during the judging.

You may place your art during the team tent set-up on Friday from 3-5:30pm or day of race. Please do not impede any part of the race course, be respectful of the competitive racing this weekend and don’t place anything that may endanger any racers.

Judging will finish on Sunday, Oct. 6th at 2pm and the winning team will be announced at 4:15 at the top of the velodrome behind the bleachers. Win the Coveted Prize– the Alpenrose Dairy Venue Flag!

FUN. Last but most importantly….HAVE FUN!

HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors!

This race could not happen without them- Please remember them with your business throughout the year!

Title Sponsor: River City Bicycles
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods
Sellwood Cycle Repair
Shimano
Donnelly Cycling
Chris King Precision Components
Speedvagen
Unitus Community Credit Union
Adidas
Voler Apparel
ABUS Mobile Security
Deschutes Brewery
Red Bull
CLIF Bar
Sage Titanium Bicycles
ANTHM Collective
OTTO DesignWorks
Chrome Industries
Nuun Hydration
Showers Pass
Lezyne
HiFi Sound Cycling Components
Hincapie Sportswear
Dumonde Tech
Muc-Off
Reverend Nat’s Cider
Unior Tools
Biciclista
Insta 360
Sweetbody Laboratories
Wyld
Rack Attack
Old Mill District
Cush Core
Ablis
Crater Lake Spirits
Kids’ Cross presented by Speedvagen

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Please visit our website for more info: http://www.crosscrusade.com

Please tag us in your photos!
Facebook @cyclocrosscrusade
Instagram @cyclocrosscrusade
Twitter @cx_crusade
#cyclocross #crosscrusade #theartofcyclocross
See you at the races!!


October 28, 2018

2018 River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade – Cascade Locks – Race #4

It’s time to head east to the beautiful town of Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge!
One year after the Eagle Creek Fire, the communities in the gorge are still feeling the effects. Please help them and patronize the local businesses #CascadeLocksStrong!

TEAM COMPETITION: RACE NUMBER REVIVAL!
You know those old race numbers stapled to the wall above your bikes? Let’s see how creative you are and what you can make with them! Score points on originality, utility, or absurdity.
Winner will be announced at 4:15 at the last Podium Ceremony.

VENUE NOTES:

REGISTRATION Online pre-registration closes Saturday at 5:00pm. Day of registration will be available onsite, beginning at 7:30 am

CAMPING Overnight camping at Cascade Locks is available Saturday night. Space is limited. Email info@crosscrusade.com to reserve a spot. There will be no water onsite FYI

NO CAMPFIRES Not the propane or wood type. The city requires a permit for any type of fire-making device. Garbage facilities are EXTREMELY LIMITED. If you pack it in, you will have to pack it out.

NO PARKING ON THE MILL’S PROPERTY Please obey the parking signs. Absolutely no parking on the MILL’s property, you will be towed! You can park in the gravel parking lots. on the side of the streets, as long as people can still make it down the roads. There could be boat traffic as well going to the dock. Parking is also available back at the trailhead.

NO EARLY TEAM TENT SET-UP OR PRE-RIDING Pre-ride and team tent setup will be on Saturday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Cyclocross Crusade Sponsors ONLY at 1:30 PM. There is no water onsite.

YES BEER! We will be selling Cyclocross Crusade LIMITED EDITION 25th ANNIVERSARY stainless steel PINT GLASSES for ten bucks, which also gets you BEER at the venue from Thunder Island Brewing (while supplies last)!

YES RAFFLE! Tickets are $20 and 100% OF PROCEEDS benefit junior racing at Cyclocross Nationals.
YOU COULD WIN a Speedvagen Ready Made CX bike (in your size)!! Look for the raffle at the Cyclocross Crusade merchandise tent in the expo area

YES PODIUM — PLEASE!
Please check the PODIUM schedule! Please be present and on-time to the podium. Your podium mates will thank you!

YES RUN! Race #2 of the CRUSADE XC will take place at 4:30pm. Bring your running shoes and give it a go! PRIZES for Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women on the podium from adidas and Foot Traffic, our GENEROUS sponsors!

DIRECTIONS From I-84, Take Cascade Locks exit onto Wa Na Pa St. Turn onto Forest Lane. Turn (across train track) onto Industrial Park Way. Follow signs to parking (the race venue is at the disc golf course and part of the easyCLIMB trail system)

Check our website for race schedule and other info: http://www.crosscrusade.com/schedule/cascade-locks

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October 14, 2018

2018 River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade – Heron Lakes – Race #3

Race #3 takes us to Heron Lakes at Portland International Raceway!
The Team Venue Competition at this race is BEST COOKIE/BROWNIE! Home bake your GOODIES and showcase them at the Judges’ Table, located at the Cyclocross Merchandise Tent (next to the podium). You must disclose ALL ingredients to the Judges with your entry, but we’ll keep your recipe secret — unless you win! Score points for unique flavors, original ingredients, or for best use of Bob’s Red Mill products! Judging will take place throughout the day. Winner will be announced at 4:15pm at the last podium ceremony.

IMPORTANT VENUE NOTES:

PARKING is located on Broadacre Rd off N. Expo Rd. Please only park where the parking attendants direct you to park.
Get you team on the list (email info@crosscrusade.com) for tent setup on Saturday and for one car to be allowed inside the venue by 8:00 am Sunday. After 8:00 am on Sunday — no vehicles will be allowed inside.
There have been A LOT of car break-ins at PIR over the years…PLEASE do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

TEAM TENT SET-UP will be on Saturday starting at 4:00 PM (Sponsors only are allowed to set-up at 1:30)
THE COURSE IS NOT OPEN FOR PRE-RIDE ON SATURDAY

NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL PERMITTED as per City of Portland. The venue will have Deschutes beer for purchase along with the 25th Anniversary edition stainless steel pint glasses.

NO DRINKING WATER OR BIKE WASH at the venue. Please plan accordingly.

CAMPING is prohibited per City of Portland Park rules

Mr. Tacos, and 3 Guys Grilling Gourmet Sausages will be onsite to feed you throughout the day. Bob’s Red Mill will have delicious oatmeal to keep you fueled for your race. We have nuun hydration tablets to put in your water bottles (located at the Cyclocross Crusade tent)! ALSO at the Crusade tent, we are selling raffle tickets to support junior cyclocross racing at Cyclocross Nationals. Tickets are $20 and the raffle prize is a Speedvagen Ready Made CX!

PODIUM If you place in the top three in your race category, please report to the podium on time.THE PODIUM SCHEDULE IS ON OUR WEBSITE.

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September 28, 2018

2018 River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade – Alpenrose Dairy Race #1 & #2
October 6th & 7th, 2018

The Cyclocross Crusade has been racing at Alpenrose since 1997! You won’t want to miss racing on this classic course laid upon a hallowed and dung filled field of battle! Follow in the mud ruts of Legends like John Leonard, Wendy Williams, Sue Butler, Shannon Skerritt, Erik Tonkin, Rhonda Mazza, Ann Knapp and Daniele Pontoni!

This season’s schedule includes two nationally sanctioned races, placing it on the USA Cycling – American Cyclocross Calendar (ACXC), the ACXC RACE is ALPENROSE DAIRY DAY 1.
Visit our website for all the details about the USAC race http://www.crosscrusade.com/schedule/alpenrose-day-1/
The sport of cyclocross incorporates a lot of running, and to celebrate this, the Cyclocross Crusade calendar includes three cross-country style running races held in conjunction with the bike races — the first of the series will be at Alpenrose Day 1. The running race begins at 4:30pm. Please visit our website for more info http://www.crosscrusade.com/crusade-xc/

ALPENROSE DAIRY DAY 2 will be an Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) sanctioned race.
Visit our website for all the details about the OBRA race http://www.crosscrusade.com/schedule/alpenrose-day-2/

Here’s some important information to help you plan your weekend:

KID’S CROSS is back! Look for the white Islabikes registration tent to get your little ones signed up. You can find more info, including the schedule on our website crosscrusade.com/kids-cross

PODIUM CEREMONY for every race! We will be awarding the top three racers in each category every race day during the course preview times. Pay attention to your podium time and get your chamois to the River City Bicycles Podium on time PLEASE.

NO ALCOHOL Alpenrose is a dry venue (chocolate milk is preferred). PLEASE be respectful.

COURSE PREVIEW The course will be open for preview Friday between 3pm – 5:30pm

FIRST AID is provided on race days only — not during the Friday pre-ride. Participate at your own risk.

TEAM TENTS will be allowed to set up after the OPENING CEREMONY PARADE OF TEAMS. Staging at 4:30 at the Velodrome Gate. Parade at 5:00 PM in the Velodrome. Team tent sites are first come first serve based on Parade order.

TRASH If you pack it in, please pack it out. Garbage facilities are extremely limited.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING will be allowed (in a designated area) email info@crosscrusade.com to get on the reservation list

RESPECT the neighbors. Warm up — but don’t block up traffic in the neighboring streets. This means even you 60+ racers! Please, show extra courtesy — make room for cars to pass (especially on SW Illinois St. and the truck entrance to the dairy).

RACE DAY SCHEDULE is posted for categories, start times, and podium schedule at the venue and on our website

COURSE MAP is also on our website

PARKING ATTENDANTS will be working the weekend. Please obey their directions and say really nice things to them. Parking will be tight; carpooling or riding bikes to the venue is highly encouraged. NO parking in truck zones!

RESPECT Alpenrose Dairy — our host for the weekend will be making cheese and ice cream as we race!

NO BIKE RIDING in production area entrance by the intersection of SW Illinois & Shattuck

BIKE WASH in the designated bike wash area only — please do not use any other Alpenrose water spigots for washing bikes

FOOD We have a fantastic line-up of food vendors. Also, Bob’s Red Mill will be serving up free oatmeal, Red Bull will be on-site to help keep you energized both days, and Nuun to help you hydrate.

FUN Last but most importantly…HAVE FUN!

HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors!
This race could not happen without them — Please remember them with your business throughout the year!

River City Bicycles
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods
Sellwood Cycle Repair
Shimano
Knight Composites
Donnelly Cycling
Chris King Precision Components
Speedvagen
Unitus Community Credit Union
Adidas
Voler Apparel
Beaverton Toyota
ABUS Mobile Security
Deschutes Brewery
Old Mill District, Bend
Crow’s Feet Commons
Red Bull
CLIF Bar
Sage Titanium Bicycles
ANTHM Collective
Giro Sport Design
Yakima Racks
OTTO DesignWorks
Timbuk2
Insta 360
Keen
Frogsong Farm
Pedal PT
Chrome Industries
Nuun Hydration
Showers Pass
Gates Carbon Drive
Foot Traffic
HiFi Sound Cycling Components
Hincapie Sportswear
Dumonde Tech
Muc-Off
Unior Tools
Biciclista
Tacx
Sweetbody Laboratories
Eastside Distilling
Belgium Bike
Kids’ Cross presented by Islabikes

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Link to all the info: http://www.crosscrusade.com

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July 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oregon — (July 2018)
The River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade is celebrating its 25th season!

Twenty-five years ago in Portland, fewer than 60 cycling enthusiasts toed the line to compete in an obscure race called cyclocross. In 2017, over 950 competitors of all ages raced in Bend, Oregon on the grounds of our sponsor, Deschutes Brewery.

The River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade is one of the oldest continuous cyclocross race series, and has the largest participant field of any cyclocross bike race in North America. More significantly, it has the largest women’s daily participation of any cyclocross race. Both men and women race the same course and compete for equal prize money. The race courses are designed to foster fierce competition in the junior and elite fields – giving them invaluable experience and preparing them to compete with the best in the country and the world. The 2018 Cyclocross Crusade season will have eight races on six unique venues, and will host the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association Cyclocross Championships. This season’s schedule includes two nationally sanctioned races, placing it on the USA Cycling -American Cyclocross Calendar (ACXC).

The sport of cyclocross incorporates a lot of running, and to celebrate this, the Cyclocross Crusade calendar includes three cross-country style running races held in conjunction with the bike races. The schedule is as follows:

River City Bicycles Cyclocross Race
October 6, 2018 – Alpenrose Dairy, Portland (ACXC)
October 7, 2018 – Alpenrose Dairy, Portland
October 14, 2018 – Heron Lakes, Portland International Raceway
October 28, 2018 – Cascade Locks, Oregon
November 3, 2018 – Deschutes Brewery, Bend (ACXC)
November 4, 2018 – Deschutes Brewery, Bend
November 11, 2018 – Rainier, Oregon (OBRA CX Championships)
November 18, 2018 – Barton Park, Oregon

The Crusade XC presented by adidas
October 6, 2018 – Alpenrose Dairy, Portland
October 28, 2018 – Cascade Locks, Oregon
November 3, 2018 – Deschutes Brewery, Bend

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