Weekly Race Schedule - UPDATED!:
4:00pm - course opens for pre-riding
4:30pm- day-of-race registration opens
start of FREE short track clinics
5:45pm - motocross course closed to pre-riding
5:50pm - FREE Kids Races (Cat 2-3 Kids race under the trees, Cat 1 Kids race 1 lap on the regular course)
6:15pm - Cat 3 Men 50+, Cat 2 Women (19-44, 45+), Cat 3 Women 19+, Cat 3 Junior Men (10-13, 14-18), Cat 3 Junior Women (10-13, 14-18)
6:55pm - Singlespeed, Cat 2 Men 50+, Clydesdale, Cat 2 Men 60+, Cat 3 Men 19-39, Cat 3 Men 40-49
7:30pm - Elite Men, Cat 1 Men 19-44, Cat 1 Men 45+, Elite/Cat 1 Women, Cat 2 Men 19-39, Cat 2 Men 40-49
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Fri 06/02 - Series Kick-off Social & Race Plate Pick-Up at Hopworks Bike Bar
Mon 06/19 - "School's Out, Summer is here!" Junior & Newbie Night, presented by Bilke Gallery
Mon 07/10 - PDW Summer Casual Race Outfit Contest
Mon 07/24 - Cyclepath Pedal-to-the-Metal Holeshot Night
Mon 07/31 - Series Grand Finale & Ultra Short Track Team Relay
|2017 SHORT TRACK NEWS & UPDATES
05/05 - Get ready for the 13th 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 2017 series!
UPDATE: our ever-popular Short Track Series Pass will start selling on MONDAY MAY 15 (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!
| 2016 SHORT TRACK NEWS & UPDATES
08/03 - Victor Duong just posted 220 photos of our Series Grand Finale & Ultra Short Track Team Relay!
Also make sure to check the great write-ups - and more stunning race shots of our last night of racing - posted at Yung Pine Photography (featuring a very fitting soundtrack!), on the Broken and Coastal photo journal, and on BikePortland.org. Thank you Victor, Daniel, Brian, and Jonathan for coming out to Short Track, capturing some fantastic memories and sharing them with the world!
08/02 - What a great night we got treated on yesterday to wrap up the 2016 series! Results of last night's races, final series standings and final team competition standings and Team Relay results are already up .Check back later for all the great photos Victor Duong took througout the night. Thanks everyone for coming out and making it another fun and memorable night!
Also a MAJOR SHOUT to the many folks who helped make the series happen: our relentless volunteers, the OBRA officials crew, the staff at PIR, our first aid providers, our series photographer Victor Duong (and all the other folks who came out to shoot!), our series title sponsor HOPWORKS URBAN BREWERY, all our other loyal series sponsors (ALL of them local companies with a big heart for cycling and bike racing, so please support them with your business!), and - last but not least - YOU, the racers and teams who came out each week to race and contribute to the awesome circus we call Short Track! Thanks so much and hope to see you all back soon at Kruger's Farm... cross is coming!
|Bread, beer and babies. The Cat 2 Men 55+ series podium at our final night of racing, featuring a 1-2 sweep by Hammer Velo riders Erik Goodfriend and Jeff, Tedder,with Cyclepath's David Luoma celebrating his 3rd place spot in style. (photo by Victor Duong).
07/31 - Check out the call-up list for our final night of racing and the podium contenders in each category. Stil a lot of podium spots that are undecided (the Singlespeed Men even shows Seth Patla and Ryan Weaver locked up in a near dead heat), so look forward to some hard-fought battles for short track fame and glory!
07/28 - Okay, we now have officially 23 teams signed up for the Ultra Short Track Team Relay at next Monday's Series Grand Finale!
Here is the list of teams who each will field 10 racers to contest this year's relay: Cyclepath Racing, Camas Bike & Sport 1, Camas Bike & Sport 2, Camas Bike & Sport Junior Team, Team Lazy Tarantulas, Oregon Bike Shop, Ruckus Test Team, Rebound/Tireless Velo, Half Fast Velo, Metropolis Cycle Repair, Hammer Velo, Stumptown Cycling Club, Cyclepath - The Dark Side, PDX Ti & Friends, ANTHM Collective, Team Oregon, PDX Devo & Friends, bicycleattorney.com, Stages Cycling, Sorella Forte, Portland Bicycle Studio, Team Velocult, and Les Volontaires.
If you still want to get in and sign up your team for one of the two remaining spots, just shoot an email to email@example.com.
07/278 - How to better capture the great summer bike race vibe we have going at Short Track each week than this very cool video by Broken and Coastal:
07/26 - Another great night of racing yersterday and a course that - once again - delivered! Check out the freh batch of action & atmosphere photos captured by Victor Duong and the full list of the 2016 Cyclepath "Pedal to the Metal" Holeshot Winners.
|Cyclepath racer David Luoma, sporting the Short Track perma-grin, after taking home the Holeshot in the Cat 2 Men 55+ field. (photo by Victor Duong).
07/25 - Check out the call-up list for tonight's races and the winners of our weekly raffle! Come out tonight for another blissful night of short track racing and/or spectating. And bring your friends and family to make the summer party complete! As usual, we'll host free kids races (start at 5:30 under the trees), our food station will serve free delicious Dave's Killer Bread PB&J sandwiches and ice-cooled water. And the PIR concession stand will be serving HUB beer and a host of other beverage/food items.
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!
And check out last year's Short Track Holeshot winners in each category!
07/19 - Another fun night of short track racing, yesterday! Great turn-out, great weather, and - as usual - a super-fun course! Below is a preview of the first batch of photos our series photog Victor Duong posted on flickr (more to come later!).
Results of yesterday's adult & junior races | Results of yesterday's kids races
|Cat 2 Women 35-44 rider Sierra Domaille, caught speeding through the trees at Short Track Race # 6. (photo by Victor Duong).
07/16 - Check out the call-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 the Summer 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!
Results of Monday's Adult & Junior Races | Results of Kids Races | Series Standings | Team Standings
07/11 - After enjoying a mid-series break and a great edition of the Six Hours of Mt Hood, we're getting back in the groove this Monday with our annual "Summer Casual" Race Outfit Contest (brought to you by Portland Design Works) and FREE iced coffee served on site by Nossa Familia Coffee!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on our site and on social media).
06/29 - Here is another batch of 250+ photos of the last 2 race heats of Monday's race night. Enjoy!
06/28 - What a beautiful night and what a great course to wrap up the first half of the series. Result of yesterday's races are up and there is another great recap with some action shots posted on the Broken & Coastal blog.
Next week, we will swap the PIR motocross track for a full day of MTB race fun at at the SIX 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!
Race results, series standings, and team competition standings after race # 3.
|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!
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.
Race results, Series Standings and Team Competition Standings have been posted. Starting next Monday, we'll do priority call-ups for the top-5 in each category.
|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!
Call-up list for tonight's STXC # 2
|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
06/05 - Like our ALL-NEW fancy short track stickers? Well, they arrived in 3 colors and 3 different sizes (includling this very cute bike sticker) and we will sell them at cost ($0.50-$1.50) at the race tomorrow, along some other cool Short Track stuff like t-shirts, trucker hats and some very classy Short Track pint glasses.
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 email@example.com.
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!
06/02 - Check out the preliminary call-up list for next Monday's STXC race # 1, with the 120+ racers who have already registered for the series. There is still time (through end-of-day Saturday) to purchase our ever-popular Short Track Series Pass online and get your name added to the call-up list.
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!