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On Sunday November 23, West End Bikes and Portland Racing are bringing you the eight 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 named Mathilda.

Check out the course map and the photos, videos and race reports of previous editions to get an idea what we are talking about!

In the morning, Kruger's Farm Market will greet racers with free Nossa Familia Coffee and, later in the day, their food stands will serve veggie chili, baked potatoes, hot soup, and a variety of sausages and other grilled goodies. Around noon, Hopworks Urban Brewery will come out to serve free samples of their much-acclaimed Abominable Winter Ale and some other HUB classics.

In good tradition, we'll lighten up a giant bonfire along the course to keep everyone warm and toasty, we'll have DJ-ed music (and continuous race announcing by Luciano), free kiddie races (presented by Islabikes), and throughout the day we will raffle off a ton of prizes, courtesy of our presenting sponsor West End Bikes and our other generous sponsors Specialized, Portland Design Works, Showers Pass, Nossa Familia Coffee, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Chris King, Bob's Red Mill, The Lumberyard, Icebreaker, Gevenalle, and Osmo Nutrition.

Last but not least, we'll stage another encore of the Doggie Dash CX World Championship, presented by Portland Design Works and benefiting The Pixie Project. This wild cross race - sans bikes - for your four-legged friends of all stripes and colors (lycra dog team kits strongly encouraged!) is a hoot for racers, dogs and spectators alike. And we'll raffle of a bunch of great prizes courtesy of Rad Dogs, among all participants of the dog races!

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Race Schedule (similar to Cross Crusade, except for Men B & Singlespeed):
8:40am Beginner Men, Unicycles, Singlespeed Women (40 min)
9:30am Singlespeed, Men C, Clydesdale (45 min)
10:25am Break/course preview (10 min)
10:35am Men B, Master Men C 35+ (45 min)
11:30am Master Men B 35+, Master Men 50+, Master Men 60+ (45 min)
12:20pm Kids Cross (10 min)
12:30pm Break/course preview (10 min)
12:40pm All Juniors: Men, Women (30 min)
1:15pm Doggie Dash (10 min)
1:30pm Men A, Women A, Master Men A 35+ (60 min)
2:35pm Women: Cat B, Cat C, Beginners, Master A 35+, Master B 35+, Master 45+ (45 min)

 

Directions:
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].

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