Holiday weekend goes Psycho
EUGENE — The Psycho Cross doubleheader in Eugene takes center stage this weekend as the the only cyclocross races on the OBRA schedule. The series finalè takes place at Camp Harlow Saturday and Sunday. While local favorites like Sue Butler and Serena Bishop Gordon tear it up at the UCI-ranked Jingle Cross Rock in Iowa on Friday and Saturday, Oregon riders will be climbing for the top of the heap in Eugene.
The Oregon ‘cross season continues the next weekend on Dec. 3 with the final race of the Grand Prix Molly Cameron at Winter Cross in Washougal, Wash., and then on Dec. 4 with Southern Oregon Cross in Central Point. It’s all building toward the final weekend of Oregon racing at the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Deschutes Brewery Cup in Bend on Dec. 10 and 11.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Psycho Cross Series races #4 & 5, Eugene
The final two days of the five-race series come back to back on Saturday and Sunday at camp Harlow just north of Eugene. Course will be a combination of grass, gravel, pavement, singletrack, barriers and a run-up, but there’s no major climbing. Beginners and Cat C men start things off at 10 a.m. both days. The schedule is slightly different than most OBRA cross races, with all the women’s categories (including the elite Cat A) competing together in 45-minute race at 2 p.m. The Cat A men and Masters A 35+ race for 60 minutes beginning at 3 p.m.