Cross continues with 3 weekend races

Nov 18, 2011 by

Rain or shine, the Sauvies Island farm that hosts this weekend's Sixth Annual Kruger's Crossing is an ideal setting for a bike race. ©Pat Malach/FILE PHOTO

Rain or shine, the Sauvies Island farm that hosts this weekend's Sixth Annual Kruger's Crossing is an ideal setting for a bike race. ©Pat Malach/FILE PHOTO


Three more cyclocross races fill this weekend’s schedule from Portland to Eugene and Grants Pass.

SATURDAY

Southern Oregon Outlaw Series, Grants Pass
Saturday marks the fifth and final race of this cyclocross series that started back on Oct. 22 in Yreka, Calif. The final venue takes riders to Tom Pearce Park in Grants Pass. Racing starts at 10 a.m. with the Cat C race and winds up with the 50-minute Cat A race at 11:45.

Psycho Cross/GPMC/State Champs, Eugene
The third race of the annual Pyscho Cross series at Eugene’s Camp Harlow is also hosting the 2011 OBRA Cyclocross Championships as well as the penultimate event of the nine-race Grand Prix Molly Cameron. The course is a combination of grass, gravel, pavement and singletrack, with barriers and run-up for additional challenges but no major climbing. OBRA will award medals three deep in each category. Sunday’s Racing starts at 10 a.m.and concludes with the 60-minute Cat A race at 3 p.m. The five-race Psycho Cross series concludes with next weekend’s Saturday and Sunday doubleheader.

Grabbing a good spot to spectate at Kruger's in 2009. ©Pat Malach/FILE PHOTO

Grabbing a good spot to spectate at Kruger's in 2009. ©Pat Malach/FILE PHOTO

SUNDAY

Kruger’s Crossing, Portland
The Sixth Annual Kruger’s Crossing cyclocross race makes its return Sunday to the popular venue on Sauvie Island about 10 miles west of Portland. Besides the challenges thrown at riders by the noticeably testier November weather gods, you can expect a course that will lead you along rutted farm roads, through berry fields, pastures, a barn, a bonfire, a live band and a beer garden. This year will also see the return of the Doggie Dash CX World Championships, a cross race — sans bikes — for our four-legged friends. Lycra dog team kits are strongly encouraged. Racing starts at 8:50 a.m. and concludes with the 45-minute women’s Cat B, Masters A, Beginners and Juniors race.