XC Series continues at Hornings Hustle

Apr 7, 2011 by

Horning's cloverleaf course provides plenty of challenges for the riders and lots of viewing spots for spectators. ┬ęPat Malach

NORTH PLAINS — The 2011 Oregon XC Series picks up again for round two Sunday at Hornings Hustle outside of North Plains about 20 miles west pf Portland. Sue Butler leads the Pro women’s contest after leading off with a win at Echo Red to Red. Kevin Bradford-Parish leads the Pro men. Race #2 in the series takes place at Horning’s Hideout, a recreation area complete with trout pond, off of Pumpkin Ridge Road.

Promoter Tom Hoffman promises great racing, a band, beer and a bag of Bobs Red Mill Granola to the first 250 contestants. Racing begins at 11 a.m., with staggered starts for different categories. The unique cloverleaf course offers multiple chances to see riders tackle the 10- to 20-mile routes. Cat 3s race two laps. Cat 2s and singlespeeders do three circuits. Pro and Cat 1 racers make four passes around the course.

The 2011 Hornings Hustle is sponsored by Hopworks, Bobs Red Mill, Olson’s Bike Shop, Bike Tires Direct, Western Bike Works, West End Bikes and Cyclepath.

For more info: http://www.horningshustle.com/2011_Hornings_Hustle.html

1. Sunnyside Sports 175 points
2. Bloom Racing 119
3. Camas Bike n Sport 117
Pro Men
1. Kevin Bradford-Parish (0) 30
2. Nick Gibson (Shimano/Pro/Pearl Izumi) 28
3. Nelson Snyder (Cyclepath) 26
Pro Women
1. Sue Butler (River City Bicycles) 26
2. Rebecca Rusch (Specialized) 24
3. Serena Bishop (Swell Velo/Sunnyside) 22

Complete series standings are HERE.

Oregon XC Schedule

  • April 23 — Peak Sports Mudslinger
  • May 1 — Bear Springs Trap,
  • May 8 — Cascade Chainbreaker
  • May 14 — Spring Thaw XC,
  • May 29 — Sisters Stampede
  • June 5 — Return on the Jedi
  • June 19 — Test of Endurance 50
  • June 26 — Picketts Charge (finals)

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