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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


Portland’s bike industry received $4.7 million in pandemic relief loans

Customers line up outside River City Bicycles Outlet on November 7th. RCB Outlet and its sister store, River City Bicycles received $604,392 in loans. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “The loan helped offset all that red ink we generated during the down months and allowed us to survive.”— Kyle Ranson, Showers Pass In late March, as the full scope of the Covid-19 pandemic became clear and a shutdown took everyone off the streets, things looked grim for Portland’s beloved bike shops a...
Tags: Business, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ccc, PPP, CNC, SBA, Ling, Bike Shops, Jonathan Maus, Velotech Inc, Community Cycling Center, King Cycle Group Chris King Precision Components, Kyle Ranson


Portland’s bike industry received $4.8 million in pandemic relief loans

Customers line up outside River City Bicycles Outlet on November 7th. RCB Outlet and its sister store, River City Bicycles received $604,392 in loans. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “The loan helped offset all that red ink we generated during the down months and allowed us to survive.”— Kyle Ranson, Showers Pass In late March, as the full scope of the Covid-19 pandemic became clear and a shutdown took everyone off the streets, things looked grim for Portland’s beloved bike shops a...
Tags: Business, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ccc, PPP, CNC, SBA, Ling, Bike Shops, Jonathan Maus, Velotech Inc, Community Cycling Center, King Cycle Group Chris King Precision Components, Kyle Ranson


Oregon’s first sanctioned bike race since March will happen this weekend

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) It’s been 116 days since the last officially sanctioned bicycle race happened in Oregon. The coronavirus crisis forced the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) to cancel all races on March 12th. What was expected to be a four week hiatus turned into nearly four months. Dozens of events have been cancelled statewide, resulting in a major blow to OBRA’s finances, a hit to promoters’ pocketbooks, lots of frustrated athletes, and a loss of tourism dollars fo...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Corvallis, Jonathan Maus, Blodgett Oregon, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, OBRA, Mike Ripley, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association OBRA, Chuck Kenlan, Kenlan, Mudslinger Events


Coronavirus updates: North St. Bags making PPE, OBRA benefit jersey, Sarah’s latest plan

North St. Bags owner Curtis Williams models his latest creations.(Photo: North St. Bags) As Portland settles into life during a public health crisis, local businesses, organizations, and community leaders continue to step up and adapt. Here’s a roundup of local coronavirus-related news… North St. Bags Makes the Switch Portland-based bag maker North St. Bags has joined the list of local companies making personal protective equipment. The company has suspended production of its popular backpac...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Sarah, Curtis Williams, Castelli, Jonathan Maus, Sarah Iannarone, Iannarone, OBRA, North St Bags, North St, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association OBRA, Coronavirus 2020


With no revenue, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association begins layoffs, postpones events to May

Sad face emoji. When your main source of income is racing registration fees and all races are cancelled, you have a problem. That’s the situation facing the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA), the state’s sanctioning body for competitive cycling. In an announcement emailed to all 1,030 members and 42 teams Thursday afternoon, OBRA Board of Directors President Steven Beardsley said the organization has had to make some “difficult decisions to limit the losses” during this unprecedented...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Beardsley, Jonathan Maus, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, OBRA, Steven Beardsley, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association OBRA, OBRA Board of Directors, OBRA Board, Coronavirus 2020, Oregon Bicycle Racing


Oregon Bicycle Racing Association votes to retain controversial board member

Screen grab of Save Women’s Sports article showing OBRA Board Member Inga Thompson at a rally in Washington D.C. The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) has decided that one of their board members accused of “pervasive transphobia” can remain on their board of directors. At-large OBRA board member and three-time Olympic cyclist Inga Thompson has come under scrutiny from some OBRA members who feel her conduct discriminates against transgender athletes. Thompson works closely with a group n...
Tags: Supreme Court, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Transgender, Racing, Cycling, New York Times, Cameron, Portland, Ioc, Thompson, U S Supreme Court, USOC, McKinnon


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


A cyclocross season through the lens of Drew Coleman

*Photos and words by Drew Coleman I love bike racing. Last year I got hurt and had to stop, so I picked up my camera and experienced cyclocross through the lens of a camera rather than from the seat of a bike. This season, I have been fortunate enough to be given access and opportunity to photograph cyclocross outside of Oregon. It was the first time I stepped outside the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) cyclocross bubble and I could finally put it all into context. What I hav...
Tags: Instagram, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Racing, United States, Cycling, Portland, Reno, Coleman, Cyclocross, Sellwood, BP Headlines, Luciano Bailey, Clara Honsinger, Sherry Schwenderlauf


Jobs of the Week: Community Cycling Center, OBRA, Ride with GPS, Trisports, Velotech

December has proven to be a busy month for local bike industry job openings. We’ve got some great opportunities in the latest roundup. Learn more about each one via the links below… –> Promotional Email Coordinator – Velotech –> Retail Manager – Community Cycling Center –> Assistant Camp Manager – Community Cycling Center –> Bicycle Mechanic – Community Cycling Center –> Sales Associate – Trisports –> Customer Service Manager – Velotech –> Customer Advocate – Ride with GPS –> Executive Direct...
Tags: Customer Service, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jonathan Maus, Jobs Of The Week, BP Headlines, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association OBRA