Category Archives: races
CX Hairs and CX Nats

Man, this looked like one hell of a course. Congrats to everyone who braved the elements to bring home the gold.

Jan 9, 2017 Comments are OFF
The Transcontinental Race Journey

Since its inception, the Transcontinental Race has been one of the most thoroughly-documented, self-supported endurance races. Here’s another look into what racers experience on this painful trek across Europe.

Jan 3, 2017 1 comment
Cross Crusade ’16: Barton Park

Well, ‘cross was coming and now it’s just about gone. Portland’s season ended with another Cross Crusade at the ever-challenging Barton Park.

Nov 21, 2016 1 comment
The Rock Lobster Cup Strikes Back

Usually the sequel doesn’t stack up to the original, yet the consensus I gathered at the Rock Lobster Cup II was that this year’s event was way harder and way more fun. Or maybe just way harder. Having only raced the sequel, I can’t say for sure, but having not raced ‘cross for two years, It was all I could have asked for and more. (more…)

Oct 23, 2016 13 comments
Chris Lee’s 2016 NACCC in NYC Photos

Photos by Chris Lee

Over at the New York Times, there’s a great write-up from the 2016 North American Cycle Courier Championship, featuring photos by Chris Lee. Nico and Christina took home first place from this year’s event, which landed in New York City. Head to the New York Times to see the full piece and check out a few more photos below. (more…)

Oct 16, 2016 2 comments
Sunrise to Sunset at the 2016 Trans Cascadia – Dylan VanWeelden

Sunrise to Sunset at the 2016 Trans Cascadia
Photos and words by Dylan VanWeelden

The second Trans Cascadia race welcomed 100 primed racers to a blind format enduro race spanning 4 days in the rugged lands of cascadia. It kicked off with a meeting point in the Mackenzie River area where everyone was loaded onto buses with a bag, tent and bike in tow with no idea where they were going. The Trans Cascadia crew worked all season to open long time silent trails to keep even the locals on their toes. Each day hosted a full day of riding unknown trails while the night brought secluded parties only the racers will know.

If you’re looking for a wild experience next year, make sure to sign up when the 2017 registration opens because it tends to sell out in hours. Head to Trans Cascadia!

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Oct 14, 2016 6 comments
Soakin’ in Sierra Nevada at Giro’s Grinduro

Has it really been a year already? A full year since Giro’s Grinduro debuted in Quincy, California. Grinduro is a 63 mile route through Sierra Nevada – you know, those rad mountains, not the beer – with four timed segments. There’s a fire road climb, a fire road descent, a road time trial and a ripping section of singletrack. The event takes place on Saturday, but many people make it a weekend endeavor. Mostly because if you’re going to drive all the way to Quincy, you might as well stay a while. It costs money to race, but all proceeds from the event go to support the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. If it weren’t for their organization, or the volunteers, this event would have never taken off like it has.

Set in the Quincy Fairgrounds, the layout of the event stayed mostly the same. There were car camping spots, RV spots, a marketplace, food vendors and plenty of places to party. (more…)

Oct 10, 2016 41 comments