4:00pm - course opens for pre-riding 4:30pm- day-of-race registration opens 5:00pm -
start of FREE short track clinics 5:25pm - motocross course closed to pre-riding 5:30pm - FREE Kids Races (Cat 2-3 Kids race under the trees, Cat 1 Kids race 1 lap on the regular course) 5:55pm - Cat 2 Women (U35, 35-44, 45+), Cat 3 Women 19+, Cat 3 Jr Men, Cat 3 Jr Women 6:30pm - Singlespeed Men & Women, Cat 2 Men U35, Cat 2 Men 35-44 7:00pm - Cat 2 Men 45-55, Cat 2 Men 55+, Clydes, Cat 3 Men 19-44, Cat 3 Men 45+ 7:30pm - Elite Men, Cat 1 Men (19-34, 35-44, 45+), Elite/Cat 1 Women
CROSS SEASON: Sun 09/18 - Kruger's Kermesse Farm Cross Sun 11/20 - Kruger's Crossing Cyclocross Classic
Sun 07/02 - Six Hours of Mt Hood
2016 SHORT TRACK NEWS & UPDATES
07/22 - This Monday - with the support of longtime short track series sponsor Cyclepath - we are staging our annual Pedal-to-the-Metal Holeshot Night, where racers in each category will get a chance to reach for fame and glory within the first minute of their race, by beating their competitors to the line at the "Cyclepath Holeshot".
The Holeshot will be located about 250 yards down the start shoot, where the course dives into the trees (pro-tip: pre-ride the course before your race to find out the exact location of the holeshot).
The Holeshot winner in each category will receive a $20 Cyclepath gift certificate, a Short Track pint glass, and bragging rights that won't expire until next year's Short Track Series!
So, join us this Monday and show us what you got in terms of raw start line explosiveness, anaerobic horse power, and sheer determination to become this year's Monday Night Short Track Holeshot Champ!
07/16 - Check out thecall-up list for this Monday's STXC # 6 with the 200+ racers who purchased a series pass and the top-5 series leaders in each category (who will receive a priority call-up). It looks like we will get treated to more perfect race weather (as usual, expect clouds to burn off in the afternoon and a nice summer breeze picking up),, so invite your friends to come out, cheer you on, and make it another beautiful Mondaynight at PIR!
Also make sure to check whether you (or any of your friends) or among the 64 winners in this week's series raffle!
07/14 -Yay, another great "Summer Casual" Short Track Night" on the books! Racers last Monday got treated to some gorgeous summer race weather, another super-rad course, and free iced coffee generously provided by Nossa Familia Coffee.
Thanks to everyone who came out to kick off the second half of the 2016 series e and a special shout to all of you who dressed down for the occasion.
We finally got done sifting through the 1,000+ race photos we shot on Monday (they are all posted in high-res on the Portland Racing facebook page) and we have some winners! Check out theSummer Casual 2016 photo album below to find out who received our "summer casual certified" stamp of approval (good for a pat on the back by your fellow racers), who earned a "special mention" (good for a loaf of Dave's Killer Bread or a pack of Bob's Red Mill steel Oats), and which seven racers won the award for "Best Casual Race Outfit" in their race heat (good for a very cool Portland Design Works Birdcage, a PDW Shiny Object CO2 inflator, and a Short Track trucker hat). Thanks everyone for playing and for showing that you can race hard and have fun, no matter your threads!
Leave the spandex at home and come race in your best Summer Casual race outfit. To get an idea of what we're talking about and get some inspiration for Monday, check out last year's winner photos.
The most original/hilarious outfits (male & female) in each race heat (*) will win a very cool Portland Design Works price package and a short track hat! So get the creative juices flowing and think beyond just cut-off jeans and t-shirts.... anything goes, as long as it doesn't weird out the kiddie racers!
To top it off, we have a killer deal for the last 4 short track races: our Rest-Of-Series Pass will sell for just $60 for adult racers and $30 for junior racers! (And, yes, we now accept credit cards at the races, at no additional fee).
(*) Judging of the casual summer outfit countest will be done based on the photos we will take during the races and any photos racers or spectators like to submit (just send them to email@example.com and we will post them on our site and on social media).
Next week, we will swap the PIR motocross track for a full day of MTB race fun at at theSIX HOURS OF MT HOOD(this Sunday, July 3), so NO SHORT TRACK RACES ON MONDAY JULY 4.
Half Fast Velo racer Danny Weikel, leading his fellow Cat 1 Men 35-44 racers David Boerner (Ruckus Test Team) and Sterling Sobczak (Camas Bike & Sport) through the trenches of the motocross track. (photo by Kris Schamp - Portland Racing).
06/24 - Result of last Monday's Kids Races are up! Thanks to the close to 40 kids who came out to race. We hope to see you all back next Monday for more short track race fun!
06/21 - What a night! Another stellar course, fantastic race weather, and an great turn-out! A special shout to all the first-timeShort Track racers who came out to find out what summer bike race fun is all about. In good tradition, our series photographer Victor Duong was there to record the action and yesterday's action photos don't lie about how much fun there was to be had!
Pre-riding the ever-changing short track course can be a hilarious adventure in itsef. LOL! (photo by Victor Duong).
06/20 -Happy summer solstice! Tonight, we are celebrating the arrival of summer with near-perfect short track weather (sunny skies, highs in the 70s and a nice afternoon breeze). Here is the call-up list for tonight's races (this week, we'll start doing priority call-ups for the top-5 series leaders in each category). Also, check out who among your friends and team mates is among the winners of our weekly raffle! Every week, we'll raffle off a ton of cool prizes among all series pass holders and everyone who raced the week before, so keep coming back.
06/15 - Never raced Short Track before, but like to give it a try? Have friends who you think should give Short Track a shot?... just come out this Monday (June 20) for our special "School's Out!" Junior & Newbie Short Track Night presented by Bike Gallery and bring your friends!
- All new short track racers (who have never raced a Portland Short Track Series race before) will enjoy $10 off the regular day-of-race fee!
- OBRA will waive the $5 single-day OBRA license fee for anyone who comes out to race this Monday!
- In addition, we'll raffle off a bunch of cool prizes among all junior and newbie short track racers!
One day, my son, you'll be ruling these moguls. (photo by Victor Duong).
06/14 - Our second night of short track racing last Monday was a hoot! A special shout to James Ceccorulli and his crew for designing another awesome course that had a ton of flow! Also thanks to our series photographer Victor Duong for taking a ton of cool action shots.
06/13 - Elite Men racer Doug Wilmes (Portland Bicycle Studio) slaughtering the PIR motocross track with sheer determination. That's what we call a race face! (photo by Victor Duong).
06/12 - After a fun and summery kick-off of the 2016 series, we hope you are ready for more! Tonight, we will get treated on some cooler temps (we might even get some showers in the afternoon, which should help smoothen out the bumps and keep the dust down), we'll change up the course (including some new lines on the motocross track), and we hope to see you all out at PIR for another night of Short Track fun!
06/06 - Hammer Velo rider Angela Horton-Gapay doubled up on the fun during our first night of Short Track, racing the Cat 2 Women 45+ and Singlspeed Women races back-to-back, all with a big smile on her face! (photo by Victor Duong).
06/02 - Last night, we kicked off the 2016 short track season in full summer mode and with a course that seriously rocked. More than 300 racers (plus another 20 kids racers) came out to partake in the fun and we like to extend a special shout to the 67 riders who raced short track for the very first time. We hope you all had a great time andhope to see you back next week! results of race # 1 | photos of race # 1 |results kids races # 1
06/06 - Cat 1 45+ Men racer Jeff Standish knows how to finish a race in style! (photo by Victor Duong).
06/05 - Check out the final call-up list with the 180+ racers who purchased a 2016 Series Pass and are committed to race the full series. Add another 50 racers who pre-registered for tomorrow's short track race # 1 and it looks like we'll have a great crowd to kick things off! If you're still on the fence, just come on out to race or cheer and join the fun. According to the latest weather forecast, temps will be a bit lower than today and there should be a nice evening breeze to further cool things off.
06/04 - Volunteer and race for free!
We are still looking for two extra volunteers, one to help with course set-up (from 3 to 5pm) and another one to help with course marshaling and tear down (from 7 to 9:30pm). If you are available and like to volunteer in exchange for a free race entry (or free series pass if you sign up for the whole series), just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
06/03 - Join us tonight from 6 to 9pm at the Hopworks BikeBar (on N Williams Ave) for our Series Kick-off Social & Race Plate Pick-up!Drop by to pick up your series plate, register on-site for the series (or just for the first race), and take advantage of the first HUB short track beer special of the season ($2.50 for your first beer, when you flash your new series plate). To top it off, the first 5 teams (or groups of 4 or more adult racers) who show up will get a free pitcher of HUB beer on the house. Cheers!
Note: Series Pass prices are the same as last year ($150 for adult racers, $60 for juniuor racers and $30 for a second race). Series Pass holders will receive a free Short Track pint glass and enjoy a weekly priority call-up at the start of their category in the order they have registered. So, purchase yours today and get your name added to the top of the call-up list!
05/01 - Get ready for the 12th edition of the Portland Short Track Series! Portland's most popular summer bike race series (for young and old, novice or hardcore racers, mountain or cross bikes) is upon us and will kick off in just over 4 weeks! Click here for all the details of the 2016 series!
Note: our ever-popular Short Track Series Pass will start selling on Tuesday May 16th (starting at Noon)! Series Pass holders will enjoy a weekly priority call-up at the start of their category in the order they have registered. In addition, the top-5 riders in the series standings in each category will get a priority call-up, starting at race # 3. So, purchase yours today and get your name added to the top of the call-up list!
2015 SHORT TRACK NEWS & UPDATES
07/30 - Check out the final batch of photos shot by our series photographer Victor Duong at last Monday's Short Track Grand Finale, including some great team relay action and team group shots! A huge shout to Victor for capturing the fun each week and posting all these amazingly great shots for people to share!
07/24 - Okay, we now have officially 24 teams signed up for the Ultra Short Track Team Relay at next Monday'sSeries Grand Finale!
Here is the list of 24 teams who each will field 10 racers to contest the relay: Cyclepath Racing, bicycleattorney.com, Camas Bike & Sports 1, Oregon Bike Shop, Ruckus Test Team, Lazy Tarantula, Swift Racing p/b 21st Ave Bicycle, Trusty Switchblade, Team Oregon, Stumptown Cycling Club, Cyclepath - The Dark Side, Camas Bike & Sports 2, Cat PAC, Metropolis, Bonestealers & Bonethugs, The League of Sportsing Gentlemen, The Jr.etts, Hammer Velo & Friends, Showers Pass MTB/CX Team, School of Dirt, Civilian Auxiliary, Les Volontaires, and Portland Bicycle Studio.
07/23 - Check out our new short track caps and t-shirts! The caps feature a classy embroidered short track logo and our t-shirts 3 styles (unisex, women and youth) and 11 colors! Oh, and we also have some sweet Portland Short Track pint glasses that will just make the perfect way to serve your refreshing post-race beverage of choice (HUB anyone?).
07/22 - Right in time for the Series Grand Finale, we are introducing a new format for our popular free short track clinics. To accomodate folks coming from further away, clinics will now start at 5:00pm. The first half hour of the clinic, we will lead a guided course preview, where participants will get to ride multiple laps on the race course and instructors will give pointers and show riders how to efficientl navigate the more technical sections. The second part of the clinic (5:30-6:00pm) will focus on developing specific short track skills at a designated area off the course. Meet-up is at 5:00pm at the Info Desk (next to registration), but you are welcome to drop in any time while the clinics are ongoing.
07/21 - Our second-to-last race night of the series had some great vibe! Temperatures were back to normal, but the racing action was full-on with some down-to-the-line battles on a fun and somewhat technical course. Check out the first batch of action photos, posted by our series photographer Victor Duong, (more to follow later this week)! Race results have been posted on OBRA.
07/20 - Cat 2 Men 45-54 racer Bob Libby, rocking his fat bike across what turned out to be a pretty gnarly course, full of twists, grinds and some tricky patches of loose sand. And, yes, that's undoubtedly a smile on his face! (photo by Victor Duong).
07/20 - Tonight we're putting our Short Track families and kids in the spotlight. As usual, our kids race sponsor Islabikes will put on 3 super-fun, FREE Kids Races.
After finishing their race, all kids will get treated on ice-cold lemonade and get entered in a free raffle of some great prizes, including Bike Gallery gift certificates and Short Track T-shirts, hats and lemonade glassses.
In addition, junior racers will enjoy $5 off the regular day-of-race fee, so bring out those young ones for another great summer night of family race fun!
07/13 - Spencer Bushnell, royally outgunning his Lazy Tarantulas team mate Gregg Rice and the rest of the Singlespeed field at Monday's Cyclepath Holeshot Night, while Bill Larson graciously juggles his roles of cheer-leader, DJ, Holeshot referee, and marquee sponsor of the night! (photo by Victor Duong).
07/10 - This Monday, we are stepping up the racing action up a notch with our annualCyclepath Holeshot Night, where racers in each category will get a chance to race for fame and glory within the first minutes of racing, by beating their competitors to the line at the "Cyclepath Holeshot". The Holeshot will be prominently marked somewhere along the first quarter mile of the course under the trees (when pre-riding the course, look for the white PVC gate featuring Cyclepath banners and other holeshot attributes). The Holeshot winner in each category will receive a $20 Cyclepath gift certificate, a Niner stainless steel pint glass and bragging rights that won't expire until next year's Short Track Series! So come on out and show what you got in terms of raw startline explosiveness, anaerobic horse power, and sheer determination to become a Monday Night Short Track Holeshot Champ! [call-up list for race # 6]
Also this Monday, Cyclepath will host the Niner demo crew at Short Track, so you'll get a chance to try out some sweet Niner rides.
07/10 - Get Ready for the 2015 Series Grand Finale & Ultra Short Track Team Relay!
That's right, we're just over two weeks away from our traditional Series Grand Finale and Ultra Short Track Team Relay! The 25 available slots for the team relay race will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis, so don't wait too long to register your team!
07/07 - Another hot short track night, in more than one sense! We saw some awesome "summer casual" race outfits (photos and winners will be posted on this site later this week) and some great racing action (another wild course, that featured plenty of shade), while the rythms of the Bloco Alegria samba drum band andthe free Nossa Familia iced coffee kept everyone well chilled. Thanks to everyone who came out to race and/or cheer and a special shout to all the folks who dressed down for our special night. [Results of Race # 5] [ Race Photos of Race # 5]
07/05 - Meooow! Cat 2 Women 45+ racer Evelyn Kim, going full-on summer casual, sporting a fancy kitty dress and matching race smile. (photo: Victor Duong)
07/04 - If you just discovered how much fun Short Track is (or just late to the game and decided just now to jump in on the action), we have two great discount offers for the second half of the series! This Monday, we will sell "rest-of-series passes" for just $65 ($30 for juniors, $15 for second race) or if you like to save money by pooling with team mates and friends, you can purchase a "10-race punch card" for $180 or just $18 per race!
07/04 - Check out the call-up list for race # 5, with the 200+ racers who either are among the top 5 leaders in their their category or purchased a series pass and will enjoy a start-line call-up each week. And if you raced on June 22, click here to find out if you are among the other winners of our weekly raffle!
07/01 - Join us this Monday to kick off the second half of the 2015 Portland Short Track Series in style! That's right, it's time for rour annual "Summer Casual" Race Outfit Contest, brought to you by Portland Design Works!
Leave the spandex at home and come race in your best Summer Casual race outfit. To get an idea of what we're talking about and get some inspiration for Monday, check out the photos of last year and the year before. The most hilarious outfits (male & female) in each race heat (*) will win a very cool PDW "goodie package", consisting of an AetherDemon USB-rechargeable LED tail light and a Shiny Object CO2 inflator. So get the creative juices flowing.... anything goes, as long as it doesn't weird out the kiddie racers!
(*) Judging will be done based on the photos taken at the PDW Photo Booth (look for the Portland Design Works tent, which will be located under the trees).
To make the summer part complete, local samba drum band Bloco Alegria will come out to entertain the start of each race heat with live music, Nossa Familia Coffee will be serving free iced and pour-over coffees, and our food station will be serving our ever-popular free Dave's Killer Bread PB&J sandwiches.
Bloco Alegria Samba Drum Band in action at last year's 10th anniversary race. (photo: Victor Duong)
06/23 - What a perfect night of racing to wrap upthe first half of the 2015 Short Track Series! Thanks to everyone who came out to race or spectate and a special shout to the folks of Hopworks Urban Brewery and their posse of Radler Riders for their cheers and the beers! Results of Race # 4 are already up on OBRA (thanks Candi Murray &her rock star scoring crew!) and Victor Duong posted a first batch of action shots you gotta check out out. Next week we take a mid-series break, but we are looking forward to seeing ryou all on Sunday at the Six Hours of Mt Hood!
06/22 - Stephen Hartzel, generating a healthy dose of G's on his way to a second-place finish in the Cat 1 Men 19-34. (photo: Victor Duong)
06/15 - Check out the call-up list for race # 4, with the 200+ racers who either are among the top 5 leaders in their their category or purchased a series pass and will enjoy a start-line call-up each week. And if you raced last Monday, click here to find out if you are among the other winners of our weekly raffle!
06/18 - Our title sponsor Hopworks Urban Breweryiscelebrating the launch of their new and amazingly refreshing Totally Radler beer!
This coming Monday (6/22)- which they've declared National Radler Day - they will lead a fun 17-mile RADLER RELEASE RIDE from the Hopworks Bike Bar (on N Williams) to the PIR infield and then proceed with sampling free Radler at Short Track!
So come out for our near-solstice race night and find out what the Radler buzz is all about. Prost!
06/16 - Another wild night at Short Track with a course that seriously rocked (a major shout to James Cand the rest of our course set-up crew! In good tradition, our series photographer Victor Duong was there to record the action and yesterday's action photos don't lie about how much fun there was to be had!
06/15 - Cyclepath Racing's Singlespeed and Cat 1 Men stalwart Sean Rees, graciously flying through the off-camber switchback turn on the MX track, which very much defined last Monday's top-notch course. (photo: Victor Duong)
06/12 - Never raced Short Track before, but like to give it a try? Have friends who you think should give Short Track a shot?... just come out this Monday (June 15) for our special "School's Out!" Junior & Newbie Short Track Night and bring your friends!
All new short track racers (who have never raced a Portland Short Track Series race before) will enjoy $10 off the regular day-of-race fee!
OBRA will waive the $5 single-day OBRA license fee for any non-OBRA members!
- All Juniors race for just $5, when they register online by Saturday Noon!
In addition, we'll raffle off a bunch of cool prizes among all junior and newbie short track racers!
06/09 - It was a very hot night yesterday, but also a very fun one for the 340+ racers who came out to shred a great course that featured plenty of flow! Check out the first batch of action photos, posted by our series photographer Victor Duong!