THANK YOU everyone who came out to Kruger's Farm last Sunday to race, cheer, or volunteer!
We counted close to 600 racers (plus about another 100 kids and doggie racers) and - from what we could tell - everyone had a great time on and off the course! We witnessed some hard-fought battles and we like to congratulate all our newly crowned State Champions!
A big thanks to our title sponsor West End Bikes and
our other generous sponsors Hopworks Urban Brewing, Nossa Familia Coffee, Dave's Killer Bread, Showers Pass, Chris King, and Specialized.
A special shout to our Kids Racs sponsor Islabikes and to the folks of Portland Design Works for putting on the much-enjoyed Doggie Dash CX Worlds Race. What a hoot that was!
Last but not least, our heartfelt thanks to Don Kruger and everyone at Kruger's Farm for the great venue and their help in making it all happen!
On Sunday November 19,West End Bikes and Portland Racing are bringing you the 11th edition of the Kruger's Crossing Cyclocross Classic, which will double as the OBRA 2017 CYCLOCROSS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!
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.
In the morning, Nossa Familia Coffee will come out to serve free gourmet coffee and, later in the day,the Kruger's Farm food stand will serve farmstyle chicken soup, veggie chili, baked potatoes (topped with chili), hot dogs, and a variety of sausages and other grilled goodies. Around noon, Hopworks Urban Brewery will come out to serve free samples of their most popular organic ales.
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 kids races (run by Islabikes), and throughout the day we will raffle off various prizes, courtesy of our generous sponsors.
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 and FREE 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!
Kruger's Farm is located at 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231.
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].