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Alpenrose Velodrome and event site is permanently closed

A cyclocross race at Alpenrose in 2019 and the cover of the Dairyville Gazette from August 1962. The beloved racing event site at Alpenrose Dairy is now permanently closed. That’s the terrible news just released by the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) in a statement released this morning from Alpenrose Velodrome Director Jen Featheringill and OBRA Executive Director Chuck Kenlan: Dear OBRA and Alpenrose Velodrome Friends, Although we expected this someday, we are sad to inform you ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, Joe, Tony, Jonathan Maus, OBRA, Alpenrose Velodrome, Alpenrose, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association OBRA, Peter Hoffman, Alpenrose Dairy, Chuck Kenlan


Cyclocross in the city! Buzz builds around new event at Oaks Park

Official event logo. The dream of a cyclocross race in the heart of Portland has come true. The venue is just two miles from Portland City Hall and right off the Springwater path. Sellwood Cycle Repair owner Erik Tonkin has announced plans for a race at Oaks Park. Bridge City CX is scheduled for Sunday, November 24th. That puts it one weekend after the final Cyclocross Crusade race and three weeks before the 2019 Cyclocross National Championships coming to Tacoma, Washington December 10-15...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, Powell, Tacoma Washington, North Park, Portland City Hall, Tonkin, Cyclocross, Jonathan Maus, Springwater Corridor, Sellwood Bridge, Sellwood


OBRA gets two-year commitment for racing at Alpenrose Dairy

Spectators at Alpenrose Velodrome.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) The latest twist in the Alpenrose Dairy sale saga is a good one for bicycle racing fans. Announcement of Alpenrose Velodrome opening in 1962. According to Oregon Bicycle Racing Association Executive Director Chuck Kenlan, they’ve been given at least two more years of permission to host bicycle races on the 52 acre parcel adjacent to the dairy business. The velodrome at Alpenrose opened in 1962 and is one of less than two doze...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, United States, Cycling, Jonathan Maus, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, OBRA, Smith Brothers, Alpenrose Velodrome, Alpenrose, Alpenrose Dairy, Chuck Kenlan, Kenlan, Alpenrose Dairy Sale, Smith Brothers Foods


Cyclocross Crusade opening weekend at Alpenrose Dairy (Photo Gallery)

(Photos by Drew Coleman) The Cyclocross Crusade presented by River City Bicycles kicked off its 26th season over the weekend. Thousands of people took part in this revered annual tradition and were treated to (mostly) sunny skies out at Alpenrose Dairy in the southwest hills. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) This year’s race carried a bit of extra weight for some racers and fans because future development threatens the venue. But real estate deals and lawsuits seemed a world awa...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Cyclocross, Cascade Locks, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland Calendar, BP Headlines, Cyclocross Crusade, Jonathan Maus BikePortland, Drew Coleman, Sammamish WA, Alpenrose Dairy, Alpenrose Dairy Photo Gallery


Racing can continue (for now) at Alpenrose Dairy, despite sale

Racers compete at Alpenrose Velodrome on land adjacent to the dairy that’s soon to be under new ownership. (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) This weekend the 50 acres of land around Alpenrose Dairy in Portland’s southwest hills will be teeming with cyclocross racers and fans. The hills, kitschy village, and velodrome have provided a route for the kickoff event of the River City Bicycles Cyclocross Crusade for many years. This year a dark cloud has hung over Alpenrose as race organizers worried that...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, Seattle, Highland, Multnomah County, Jonathan Maus, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, OBRA, Smith Brothers, Smith Brothers Farms, Alpenrose Velodrome, Alpenrose, BP Headlines


Future of Alpenrose Dairy hangs in the balance amid lawsuit over potential sale

Opening race of the 2012 Cyclocross Crusade series with Alpenrose Dairy buildings in the background. A 57-year tradition of bicycle racing at Alpenrose Dairy in southwest Portland faces a major threat. “I realize this is big news and has a potential huge impact on not just OBRA, but the Portland area community that has benefitted from the incredible generosity of the Cadonau family.”— Chuck Kenlan, executive director of Oregon Bicycle Racing Association The ominous first line of a lawsui...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland Tribune, Pauwels, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, Huseby, OBRA, Alpenrose Velodrome, Alpenrose, Terry Schrunk


Weekend Event Guide: Crusade kickoff, Simworks pop-up, pumpkin ride, and more

Things could get a bit crazy at Alpenrose this weekend. The weekend is near. We hope you’ll have the time and ability to indulge your love of cycling. The fall colors are peeking out and we’ve got some season-appropriate suggestions in this week’s guide. Here are our selections… Friday, October 5th Cyclocross Crusade Kickoff Party – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Hopworks Urban Brewery (SE) Get your Crusade off to a fun start with a get together at HUB where you can hook up with racing buddies, g...
Tags: Japan, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Hub, Sauvie Island, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Jonathan Maus, Weekend Event Guide, Alpenrose, Alpenrose Dairy, Lost Lake More, Golden Pliers Bike Shop, Simworks