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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


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


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


With velodrome saved, track fans prep for big season

Time to hit the banked walls of Alpenrose! (Photo: Leonard Johnson/HotFoot Photo) It wasn’t until our community was faced with losing the Alpenrose Velodrome for good that many people realized just how much love exists for this facility. We recently heard from Jim Graves of the Portland Velodrome Committee and Oregon Bicycle Racing Association Membership Director/Alpenrose Velodrome Director Jen Featheringill about what’s in store for 2019. How to speak track Keirin – A 6 lap race with...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, TNT, Graves, Leonard Johnson, Jonathan Maus, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, Portland International Raceway, OBRA, Alpenrose Velodrome, Alpenrose, BP Headlines, Portland Velodrome Committee, Track Racing


Alpenrose lawsuit and sale dies; the velodrome and ‘cross venue lives!

The velodrome is home to several race events each year.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Great news to start off your weekend: The Portland Tribune reported a few hours ago that the possible sale of Alpenrose Dairy that would have ended public access to the velodrome and cyclocross venue is off. As we shared earlier this month, fears of a sale of the dairy and surrounding property led to a lawsuit by members of the Cadonau family. They aimed to stop the sale, which they claimed was nothing mo...
Tags: News, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland Tribune, Jonathan Maus, Alpenrose Velodrome, Alpenrose, BP Headlines, Alpenrose Dairy, Cadonau, Cary Cadonau, Tracey Cadonau McKinnon Carl Cadonau III


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


After a long week, these Portlanders de-stressed by playing in mud on their bikes

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) For many Portlanders who care about our country, last week’s new cycle was very stressful. The Junior T’s (children of Team Lazy Tarantulas) showed up in force! What better way to escape for a few hours than attempt to ride a bicycle on mud as slick as ice? That’s what many people did yesterday at the second race in the Cyclocross Crusade series held at Alpenrose Velodrome in the hills of southwest Portland. It’s been a while since I focused on capturing...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, Cyclocross, Jonathan Maus, Alpenrose Velodrome, BP Headlines, Cross Crusade, Cyclocross Crusade


Weekend Event Guide: Bridge Pedal, Velo Cult bike sale, Street Trust bike raffle party, and more

Bridge Pedalers taking over I-405 back in 2010. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus! The weekend is almost here. And thankfully, the weather gods have planned a reprieve from the heat. The annual Bridge Pedal happens on Sunday. The event has lost a bit of its epicness as organizers continue to wrangle with a new approach by the City of Portland to limit the scope of large-scale events in the public right-of-way. The full ro...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Alberta, FREMONT, Cannondale, Jonathan Maus, Pedalpalooza, Swan Island, Western Bikeworks, Weekend Event Guide, Alpenrose Velodrome, Elaine Bothe, Bike Fun Library


Weekend Event Guide: Pedalpalooza picks, Joyride, PDW Omnium, and more

(Photos: Jonathan Maus) The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus! How’s your Pedalpalooza going so far? By all accounts the rides have been great with big turnouts and leaders who’ve kept them interesting and fun. Of course we’re just one week in so hopefully you have paced yourself to keep up with all the action. If you’d rather escape the city, we suggest heading for wine country for the Joyride (by Cycle Oregon) or the Whiskey Run MTB Festival. And we’d be remis...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Dave, Cycling, Portland, Dan, Dayton, Jonathan, Washington Park, Klein, Forest Park, Leif Erikson, Jonathan Maus, Stoller Family Estate, Southern Oregon Coast


Cyclocross season is upon us: Here’s a guide to the action

Time to start planning your practicing, racing, spectating, and costumes.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Believe it or not, it’s time to start think about cyclocross. Portland’s favorite biking season starts next Sunday. Clinics have already sprung up around parks and race venues in the region. Shops are busy gluing tubulars and setting up new bikes and servicing used ones. Teams are dialing in their donut and beer sponsors. Serious racers are watching their training logs closely in hop...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, Cyclocross, Jonathan Maus, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, Portland International Raceway, OBRA, Alpenrose Velodrome, BP Headlines, Cyclocross 2017, PDX Devo, Portland Trophy Cup Five, Dairy Five


Let’s help 15-year-old Aedin Valente open the Alpenrose Velodrome Snack Shack

Aedin Valente, aspiring businessman and track racer.(Photo: Norrene Godfrey) Friends. I have a favor to ask. A 15-year-old from Astoria named Aedin Valente wants to start his own business. When he heard that the Alpenrose Velodrome needed someone to run the snack this summer, he decided this was his big opportunity. The only thing he needs to make the Alpenrose Snack Shack a reality is to raise another $1,000 or so via the GoFundMe campaign set up by his aunt Norrene Godfrey (who happens to b...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Astoria, Jonathan Maus, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, Alpenrose Velodrome, Aedin Valente, Alpenrose Snack Shack, Norrene Godfrey, Alpenrose, Aedin, Norrene, Alpenrose Velodrome Snack Shack