Holiday weekend goes Psycho

Nov 23, 2011 by

Sue Butler, pictured here at Cross Crusade #1 earlier this year,  won last weekend's Psycho Cross #3/OBRA CX Champs, but she'll be in Iowa this week. ©Pat Malach/FILE PHOTO

Sue Butler, pictured here at Cross Crusade #1 earlier this year, won last weekend's Psycho Cross #3/OBRA CX Champs, but she'll be in Iowa this week. ©Pat Malach/FILE PHOTO

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.