Today another great day at Heiser Farms is in the books, and this time we enjoyed it with a record 409 racers. Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers for coming out and helping make a great Fall day into a fun racing event. Photos from the day are here on our Facebook page.
This Saturday will be our sixth running of the Heiser Farms cyclocross race on the OBRA calendar. The last few years have been sunny and dry but with all the recent rains, the course could be a bit muddy. Regardless of the weather, as usual we’ll be having a fun time on the farm with not just great racing in an amazing venue, but pony, train, and fire truck rides as well as a pumpkin cannon. Register online at Athletepath and come out and enjoy this family friendly venue.
Sometimes it’s too early for cyclocross, like when you haven’t trained all summer and the first race is on August 31st. Regardless of my own slow painful race I stuck around to take photos of the Masters B through A races today in Vancouver. The full set is here on Facebook.
These clinics are good for everyone who wants to cross race, from novice crossers to the seasoned veteran who just wants to hone his skills. So come on out and have fun with us, learn a few things and maybe teach me a few things.
8/21 Basic intro, equipment, and dismounts and mounts
8/28 Dismounts and mounts, barriers
9/4 Barriers, shouldering the bike, and run ups
9/11 Bike handling, barriers.
9/18 Ride to Minto for practice race, bringing all the elements learned together.
Hope to see a bunch of you out there!
Our third and final race in our series is now done and in the books. Thanks to all our sponsors, the Buy Local team and all the volunteers, OBRA for scoring and making racing possible in Oregon. A full set of photos is on our facebook page here. Results from the race have been posted to OBRA. Thanks to everyone that came out and raced with us in August.
Thanks to everyone that came out to the first race in our Short Track MTB series in Salem. It was a hot day but we had tons of fun racing around in the dirt. Full results are posted on the OBRA site. One hundred photos from the event are on our Facebook page.
Thanks again to the sponsors: Garrett Hemann Robertson and MetaFilter, and we’re also thankful for support from Heiser Farms, Homestar Brokers, Bike Peddler, Santiam Bicycle, Scott’s Cycle, and FoxBlue Printing. Big thanks also to all the volunteers that helped with registration, setup, and clean-up, we couldn’t run this event without everyone helping out.
We’re happy to announce we’ve dotted all our i’s and crossed all our t’s, and the Salem STXC mountain bike series is on for 2013, taking place over the first three Mondays in August at the Salem Fairgrounds.
The series is being presented by Garrett Hemann Robertson and MetaFilter, and we’re also thankful for support from Heiser Farms, Homestar Brokers, Bike Peddler, Santiam Bicycle, Scott’s Cycle, and FoxBlue Printing.
We have a lot of exciting plans for the series we’ll be announcing soon, so be sure to check out the race flyer and pre-register for the series today.
A few members from our team hit up the last day of Old McKenzie Road being opened to bikes only as we rode from the valley side up over the pass into the town of Sisters, Oregon and then rode the whole thing back. Below are a few photos and the Strava summary of the ride. It was a fantastic trip I hope to do many more times in the future.