October 28, 2018

2018 River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade – Cascade Locks – Race #4

It’s time to head east to the beautiful town of Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge!
One year after the Eagle Creek Fire, the communities in the gorge are still feeling the effects. Please help them and patronize the local businesses #CascadeLocksStrong!

You know those old race numbers stapled to the wall above your bikes? Let’s see how creative you are and what you can make with them! Score points on originality, utility, or absurdity.
Winner will be announced at 4:15 at the last Podium Ceremony.


REGISTRATION Online pre-registration closes Saturday at 5:00pm. Day of registration will be available onsite, beginning at 7:30 am

CAMPING Overnight camping at Cascade Locks is available Saturday night. Space is limited. Email info@crosscrusade.com to reserve a spot. There will be no water onsite FYI

NO CAMPFIRES Not the propane or wood type. The city requires a permit for any type of fire-making device. Garbage facilities are EXTREMELY LIMITED. If you pack it in, you will have to pack it out.

NO PARKING ON THE MILL’S PROPERTY Please obey the parking signs. Absolutely no parking on the MILL’s property, you will be towed! You can park in the gravel parking lots. on the side of the streets, as long as people can still make it down the roads. There could be boat traffic as well going to the dock. Parking is also available back at the trailhead.

NO EARLY TEAM TENT SET-UP OR PRE-RIDING Pre-ride and team tent setup will be on Saturday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Cyclocross Crusade Sponsors ONLY at 1:30 PM. There is no water onsite.

YES BEER! We will be selling Cyclocross Crusade LIMITED EDITION 25th ANNIVERSARY stainless steel PINT GLASSES for ten bucks, which also gets you BEER at the venue from Thunder Island Brewing (while supplies last)!

YES RAFFLE! Tickets are $20 and 100% OF PROCEEDS benefit junior racing at Cyclocross Nationals.
YOU COULD WIN a Speedvagen Ready Made CX bike (in your size)!! Look for the raffle at the Cyclocross Crusade merchandise tent in the expo area

Please check the PODIUM schedule! Please be present and on-time to the podium. Your podium mates will thank you!

YES RUN! Race #2 of the CRUSADE XC will take place at 4:30pm. Bring your running shoes and give it a go! PRIZES for Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women on the podium from adidas and Foot Traffic, our GENEROUS sponsors!

DIRECTIONS From I-84, Take Cascade Locks exit onto Wa Na Pa St. Turn onto Forest Lane. Turn (across train track) onto Industrial Park Way. Follow signs to parking (the race venue is at the disc golf course and part of the easyCLIMB trail system)

Check our website for race schedule and other info: http://www.crosscrusade.com/schedule/cascade-locks

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See you at the races!

October 14, 2018

2018 River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade – Heron Lakes – Race #3

Race #3 takes us to Heron Lakes at Portland International Raceway!
The Team Venue Competition at this race is BEST COOKIE/BROWNIE! Home bake your GOODIES and showcase them at the Judges’ Table, located at the Cyclocross Merchandise Tent (next to the podium). You must disclose ALL ingredients to the Judges with your entry, but we’ll keep your recipe secret — unless you win! Score points for unique flavors, original ingredients, or for best use of Bob’s Red Mill products! Judging will take place throughout the day. Winner will be announced at 4:15pm at the last podium ceremony.


PARKING is located on Broadacre Rd off N. Expo Rd. Please only park where the parking attendants direct you to park.
Get you team on the list (email info@crosscrusade.com) for tent setup on Saturday and for one car to be allowed inside the venue by 8:00 am Sunday. After 8:00 am on Sunday — no vehicles will be allowed inside.
There have been A LOT of car break-ins at PIR over the years…PLEASE do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

TEAM TENT SET-UP will be on Saturday starting at 4:00 PM (Sponsors only are allowed to set-up at 1:30)

NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL PERMITTED as per City of Portland. The venue will have Deschutes beer for purchase along with the 25th Anniversary edition stainless steel pint glasses.

NO DRINKING WATER OR BIKE WASH at the venue. Please plan accordingly.

CAMPING is prohibited per City of Portland Park rules

Mr. Tacos, and 3 Guys Grilling Gourmet Sausages will be onsite to feed you throughout the day. Bob’s Red Mill will have delicious oatmeal to keep you fueled for your race. We have nuun hydration tablets to put in your water bottles (located at the Cyclocross Crusade tent)! ALSO at the Crusade tent, we are selling raffle tickets to support junior cyclocross racing at Cyclocross Nationals. Tickets are $20 and the raffle prize is a Speedvagen Ready Made CX!

PODIUM If you place in the top three in your race category, please report to the podium on time.THE PODIUM SCHEDULE IS ON OUR WEBSITE.

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Please visit our website for more info www.crosscrusade.com

See you at the races!

September 28, 2018

2018 River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade – Alpenrose Dairy Race #1 & #2
October 6th & 7th, 2018

The Cyclocross Crusade has been racing at Alpenrose since 1997! You won’t want to miss racing on this classic course laid upon a hallowed and dung filled field of battle! Follow in the mud ruts of Legends like John Leonard, Wendy Williams, Sue Butler, Shannon Skerritt, Erik Tonkin, Rhonda Mazza, Ann Knapp and Daniele Pontoni!

This season’s schedule includes two nationally sanctioned races, placing it on the USA Cycling – American Cyclocross Calendar (ACXC), the ACXC RACE is ALPENROSE DAIRY DAY 1.
Visit our website for all the details about the USAC race http://www.crosscrusade.com/schedule/alpenrose-day-1/
The sport of cyclocross incorporates a lot of running, and to celebrate this, the Cyclocross Crusade calendar includes three cross-country style running races held in conjunction with the bike races — the first of the series will be at Alpenrose Day 1. The running race begins at 4:30pm. Please visit our website for more info http://www.crosscrusade.com/crusade-xc/

ALPENROSE DAIRY DAY 2 will be an Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) sanctioned race.
Visit our website for all the details about the OBRA race http://www.crosscrusade.com/schedule/alpenrose-day-2/

Here’s some important information to help you plan your weekend:

KID’S CROSS is back! Look for the white Islabikes registration tent to get your little ones signed up. You can find more info, including the schedule on our website crosscrusade.com/kids-cross

PODIUM CEREMONY for every race! We will be awarding the top three racers in each category every race day during the course preview times. Pay attention to your podium time and get your chamois to the River City Bicycles Podium on time PLEASE.

NO ALCOHOL Alpenrose is a dry venue (chocolate milk is preferred). PLEASE be respectful.

COURSE PREVIEW The course will be open for preview Friday between 3pm – 5:30pm

FIRST AID is provided on race days only — not during the Friday pre-ride. Participate at your own risk.

TEAM TENTS will be allowed to set up after the OPENING CEREMONY PARADE OF TEAMS. Staging at 4:30 at the Velodrome Gate. Parade at 5:00 PM in the Velodrome. Team tent sites are first come first serve based on Parade order.

TRASH If you pack it in, please pack it out. Garbage facilities are extremely limited.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING will be allowed (in a designated area) email info@crosscrusade.com to get on the reservation list

RESPECT the neighbors. Warm up — but don’t block up traffic in the neighboring streets. This means even you 60+ racers! Please, show extra courtesy — make room for cars to pass (especially on SW Illinois St. and the truck entrance to the dairy).

RACE DAY SCHEDULE is posted for categories, start times, and podium schedule at the venue and on our website

COURSE MAP is also on our website

PARKING ATTENDANTS will be working the weekend. Please obey their directions and say really nice things to them. Parking will be tight; carpooling or riding bikes to the venue is highly encouraged. NO parking in truck zones!

RESPECT Alpenrose Dairy — our host for the weekend will be making cheese and ice cream as we race!

NO BIKE RIDING in production area entrance by the intersection of SW Illinois & Shattuck

BIKE WASH in the designated bike wash area only — please do not use any other Alpenrose water spigots for washing bikes

FOOD We have a fantastic line-up of food vendors. Also, Bob’s Red Mill will be serving up free oatmeal, Red Bull will be on-site to help keep you energized both days, and Nuun to help you hydrate.

FUN Last but most importantly…HAVE FUN!

HUGE THANK YOU to ALL our sponsors!
This race could not happen without them — Please remember them with your business throughout the year!

River City Bicycles
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods
Sellwood Cycle Repair
Knight Composites
Donnelly Cycling
Chris King Precision Components
Unitus Community Credit Union
Voler Apparel
Beaverton Toyota
ABUS Mobile Security
Deschutes Brewery
Old Mill District, Bend
Crow’s Feet Commons
Red Bull
Sage Titanium Bicycles
ANTHM Collective
Giro Sport Design
Yakima Racks
OTTO DesignWorks
Insta 360
Frogsong Farm
Pedal PT
Chrome Industries
Nuun Hydration
Showers Pass
Gates Carbon Drive
Foot Traffic
HiFi Sound Cycling Components
Hincapie Sportswear
Dumonde Tech
Unior Tools
Sweetbody Laboratories
Eastside Distilling
Belgium Bike
Kids’ Cross presented by Islabikes

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Link to all the info: http://www.crosscrusade.com

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See you at the races!

July 2018

Oregon — (July 2018)
The River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade is celebrating its 25th season!

Twenty-five years ago in Portland, fewer than 60 cycling enthusiasts toed the line to compete in an obscure race called cyclocross. In 2017, over 950 competitors of all ages raced in Bend, Oregon on the grounds of our sponsor, Deschutes Brewery.

The River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade is one of the oldest continuous cyclocross race series, and has the largest participant field of any cyclocross bike race in North America. More significantly, it has the largest women’s daily participation of any cyclocross race. Both men and women race the same course and compete for equal prize money. The race courses are designed to foster fierce competition in the junior and elite fields – giving them invaluable experience and preparing them to compete with the best in the country and the world. The 2018 Cyclocross Crusade season will have eight races on six unique venues, and will host the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association Cyclocross Championships. This season’s schedule includes two nationally sanctioned races, placing it on the USA Cycling -American Cyclocross Calendar (ACXC).

The sport of cyclocross incorporates a lot of running, and to celebrate this, the Cyclocross Crusade calendar includes three cross-country style running races held in conjunction with the bike races. The schedule is as follows:

River City Bicycles Cyclocross Race
October 6, 2018 – Alpenrose Dairy, Portland (ACXC)
October 7, 2018 – Alpenrose Dairy, Portland
October 14, 2018 – Heron Lakes, Portland International Raceway
October 28, 2018 – Cascade Locks, Oregon
November 3, 2018 – Deschutes Brewery, Bend (ACXC)
November 4, 2018 – Deschutes Brewery, Bend
November 11, 2018 – Rainier, Oregon (OBRA CX Championships)
November 18, 2018 – Barton Park, Oregon

The Crusade XC presented by adidas
October 6, 2018 – Alpenrose Dairy, Portland
October 28, 2018 – Cascade Locks, Oregon
November 3, 2018 – Deschutes Brewery, Bend

For more info www.crosscrusade.com
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