I have also been fortunate to recently begin work with OBRA (Oregon Bicycle Racing Association) as an assistant to the new High School Cyclocross initiative
. We are hoping to establish a racing series that rivals the High School Mountain Bike programs of Colorado and California by utilizing the hugely successful cyclocross series in the Portland area, the Cross Crusade
. These 1 day (1 hour per race) Crusade events are epic and have hit over 1200 participants on given weekends each fall. I am looking forward to this opportunity as I took great pride in working with new and excited riders at Whitman College
. Hopefully we have a wet and muddy fall!
If you want to learn more about this program check out the article linked above or if you have an interest in supporting this program (as we are looking for ways that we can help new students/riders find a cross bike) contact Kenji
. The cyclocross season starts in Seattle on September 25th with Starcrossed
at the Marymoor Velodrome before OBRA’s Cross Crusade opens on October 3rd with the always popular Alpenrose Velodrome event.
Don’t know what cyclocross is? Here are few links to my favourite cyclocross videos: