11/19/2012 - Thanks to everyone who came out to the farm on Saturday to race, cheer or volunteer at the seventh edition of the Kruger's Crossing Cyclocross Classic! From what we could tell, people had a great time on and off the course and we heard nothing but rave reviews about the new-and-improved course (including the six-pack of barriers) and the dog race was again a major hit!
A big thanks to our title sponsor West End Bikes and
our other generous sponsors Rolf Prima, Hopworks Urban Brewing, Portland Design Works, Specialized, Osmo Nutrition, Ibex and Nossa Familia Coffee.
Also a shout to Don Kruger and the folks at Kruger's Farm for the great venue and all their help to make it all happen.
Final results for all categories have been posted on OBRA. Also make sure to check out the great photos posted by Leonard Johnson,
Brian Hansen, and Scott Heinz.
Next year, we'll be back with more races at Kruger's Farm. Besides the Kruger's Crossing Cyclocross Classic (next year back on a Sunday, on 11/24), we'll bring back the Kruger's Kermesse (Sunday 5/20). And of course, we hope to see you all at the other popular Portland Racing events: the Portland MTB Short Track Series (6/3 through 8/29) and the Six Hours of Mount Hood (Sun 6/30). Make sure to mark your calendars and start training soon... but first, time to relax and enjoy the holidays!
On Saturday November 17, West End Bikes and Portland Racing are bringing you the seventh edition of the Kruger's Crossing Cyclocross Classic. This fun AND epic race - a longtime favorite with racers and spectators alike - will take place at Kruger's Farm, located in the beautiful countryside of Sauvie Island (only 20 minutes from downtown Portland!).
This will NOT be your usual cross race! Besides the challenges thrown at us by the November weather gods, you can expect a wild course that will lead you along rutted farm roads, through berry fields, pastures, a barn, past a free-range chicken coop, and a giant sow who goes by the name of Mathilda!
Check out the course map and the photos and race reports of previous editions at Cyclocross Magazine, PDX Cross, ORbike to have an idea what we are talking about!
We'll have hot food at hand, catered by Kruger's Farm Market, FREE hot oatmeal and coffee - during the morning hours - courtesy of our sponsors Bob's Red Mill and Nossa Familia Coffee, and from 1pm through 4pm Hopworks Urban Brewery will be sampling free organic ales!
In good tradition, we'll lighten up a bonfire along the course to keep everyone warm and toasty, we'll have free kiddie races, a live band, and throughout the day we will be raffling off more than $2,000 worth of prizes, courtesy of our presenting sponsor West End Bikes and our other generous sponsors Specialized, Rolf Prima, Ibex, Osmo Nutrition and Portland Design Works.
This year will also see the return of the Doggie Dash CX World Championships, a wild cross race - sans bikes - for your four-legged friends (lycra dog team kits strongly encouraged!) and to top it all off, we will hold - after each race heat - we will do a Heaviest Cross Bike Weigh-In, where the racers with the heaviest bikes (mud and other organic matter included) make a chance to win a "cyclocross recovery & care package", courtesy of Hopworks Urban Brewery and Bob's Red Mill!
More Info (Race Flyer)
Race Schedule (same as Cross Cusade):
8:40am Beginner Men, Unicycles (40 min)
9:30am Men C, Clydesdale (45 min)
10:25am Break/course preview (10 min)
10:35am Master Men C 35+ (45 min)
11:30am Master Men B 35+, Master Men 50+, Master Men 60+ (45 min)
12:15pm Kiddie Kross (10 min)
12:20pm All Juniors: Men, Women (30 min)
12:50pm Doggie Dash (5 min)
1:00pm Men A, Women A, Master Men A 35+ (60 min)
2:10pm Break/course preview (10 min)
2:20pm Women: Cat B, Cat C, Beginners, Master A 35+, Master B 35+, Master 45+ (45 min)
3:15pm Men B and Single Speed (45 min)
Kruger's Farm is located at NW Sauvie Island Rd & Charlton Rd.
Coming from Portland, take Hwy 30 West (towards Scappoose). At the first stop lights past Linnton, you turn right and cross the Sauvie Island bridge and continue onto Sauvie Island Rd for about 1.5 mi. Kruger's Farm will come up on your right [Google Maps].