Most bikes are legal – Mountain bikes, ‘cross, cruisers, clunkers, etc. But take heed: courses will favor those on ‘cross bikes – so choose your weapon wisely! Please no fixed gears or bikes with bullhorns or bar ends.
Cyclocross Crusade races are sanctioned under the rules and regulations of the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) and/or USA Cycling (USAC). All rules, regulation and codes of conduct set forth by the sanctioning bodies will be in affect during the entirety of the event.
Pre-Ride and Course Preview
Due to the number of participants at our events and our tight schedule, we ask that you please respect our pre-riding and course preview policy. Please do not pre-ride during or between races except during the specified course preview times listed on the schedule. Please respectfully obey any official’s or race staff requests, especially when it comes to clearing the course.
- All Categories are based off of OBRA Cyclocross category rules
- OBRA will honor all USA Cycling cyclocross category upgrades
- Clydesdale = 200+ lbs
- Athena = 160+ lbs women
- Singlespeed = A single speed bicycle is defined as a bicycle with no functional means of altering its gear ratio during the competition.
- Junior = Rider with a racing age between 9 and 18 in accordance with the OBRA and/or USAC rules.
2019 Cyclocross Race Age Guide
*Not eligible to participate in races, but may participate in Kid’s Cross events.
Trans-gendered and Gender Non-Binary Athletes
The Cyclocross Crusade strives to provide a space where all people can participate competitively and fairly in the sport of cyclocross. We are committed to continuing to support people who have been marginalized within cycling, including women, people of color, sexual minorities, transgender and non-binary athletes. The Cyclocross Crusade explicitly supports the OBRA and USA Cycling Transgender Athlete Participation policies, affirms the gender identities of all people and supports the inclusion of all athletes. Additionally, discrimination or harassment of any type on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, or national origin is a direct violation of the Cyclocross Crusade Code of Conduct and won’t be tolerated at our events.
While our governing bodies and we, as an organization and a community, continue to grow and educate ourselves on how we can better include trans and non-binary athletes, we would like to offer a guide to help people navigate the fields currently offered at our events.
- Fields labeled as “Men’s” or “Open” are open to all racers, including those that identify as male, female, or non-binary.
- Fields labeled as “Women’s” are open to racers that identify as women, and those for whom competition in the women’s field is most athletically or socially appropriate as defined in the Transgender Athlete Participation Policy.
- Non-elite athletes (Categories 5,4, and 3) may self-select the field, within their category, that best fits with their gender identity, or that they feel is most athletically and socially appropriate for competitive purposes.
- Elite athletes (Categories 2 and 1) may participate in the gendered field which is most athletically appropriate, as determined by OBRA and USA Cycling Transgender Athlete Participation Policies on Elite Competition.
Updates to OBRA and/or USA Cycling license gender selection for competitive purposes may be made by contacting OBRA and/or USA Cycling directly, and will remain in effect for 4 years as per above referenced policies.
Please reference the OBRA and USA Cycling Transgender Athlete Participation Policies below for more detailed information on appropriate competitive category selection and criteria. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com with any questions.
The OBRA Transgender Athlete Participation Policy can be found in section 20 of the OBRA Racing rules here:http://www.obra.org/pdfs/2018_racing_rules.pdf
The USA Cycling Transgender Athlete Participation Policy can be found here: https://www.usacycling.org/about-us/governance/transgender-athletes-policy
Membership & Licenses
OBRA membership required for all riders at OBRA sanctioned races. OBRA single race memberships are available onsite for $5.00. Season OBRA memberships are available online.
Fees and Registration
All series passes must be purchases at or before race #1.
Adults – $40.00; $15 Additional Race; $240 Series pass
Juniors – $20.00; $15 Additional Race; $120 Series pass
Day of registration is limited to 200 riders. Cost is $50 for adults and $30 for juniors due to chip timing logistics. Save time by printing out a waiver (PDF) and completing it at home.
Online registration for each race will close at 12am Thursday morning to get chip timing company time to organize chips for riders.
You can find online registration links on the individual race flyers and on the schedule.
This year we are going to chip timing. This will require all racers to go to the registration booth beforehand. Please give yourself time for this. The Chips will be fork mounted. If for any reason you leave the race please return the chip to registration. Any chip that is not returned within a week the racer will be billed $85. We will have staff at the finish line to help remove chips.
- If you register onsite for a race or if you preregister and start a race, there is no refund available. Mechanical problems, missed starts, forgotten numbers, pre-race or in-race crashes, illness or lack of fitness, weather or even course conditions such as MUD, are not valid reasons for refunds. Under these circumstances, No Refunds Are Available, with No Exceptions.
- If you purchased a season pass, get injured and are unable to finish the series, we will charge you for the races in which you participated, and refund your fees for the remaining races.
- If you pre-register for a race and are unable to start that race due to a legitimate injury and you advise us in advance of the race, we will credit your entry fee for the next race, during the same race season. After the end of the race season, we will not refund race entry and will not carry credits over for the next season.
The best of 6 placings in the series will count in the final tally. Riders must race in at least 3 races for the overall series. Series prizes will be awarded at the series end party.
Points are awarded 18 deep in each race. Points schedule is – 26,20,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
Ties will be broken by OBRA’s standard omnium tie-breaking rules (OBRA Rules).
In case of a tie on total points, the tie will be broken in favor of the rider who has:
- The most first place finishes or, if still tied, the most second place finishes, etc., or if still tied;
- The highest placing in the last race, or the race nearest the last race of the omnium in which at least one of the tied riders placed.
After the battles of the day are ended, the top 10 warriors across all categories, from each OBRA Sanctioned team (teams that have paid their annual dues to OBRA, listed here) will be tallied and assigned points.
The team with the lowest points for the series will be declared the victor
Teams with fewer than 10 warriors fielded in the battles of the day will be awarded 100 points per absentee warrior up to the total of 10 warriors. Warriors who place 100 or above in any category will be awarded 100 points.
For example, if your team’s top placings are: 5 (Cat 1/2 M), 8 (Cat 1/2 W), 34 (Cat 2/3 W), 42 (Cat 2/3 W), 22 (Clydesdales), 15 (Masters Men 50+), 85 (SingleSpeed), and 102 (Cat 5 Men) and you did not field a ninth or tenth warrior in any category, your team would be awarded 511 points.
The victorious team will be awarded the River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade Team Trophy.
Race call-ups are at the promoter’s discretion and are usually based on the overall series standings.
2021 opening weekend Call-ups will be considered from the following:
- 2019 Cyclocross Crusade Series Results – Top 10
- 2020 Keep the lights on Season pass holders