Mud in Your Eye

Expect mud in your eye, caked on your face, and stuck in your teeth when participating in PNW’s cyclocross scene. River City Bicycles, a cycle shop in Portland, OR, again presents one of the most popular series in the area with the Cross Crusade. The series kicks off 2019 on October 5. Expect challenging courses featuring mud, cold temps, rowdy spectators, and occasional ice or snow. This season the Cross Crusade consists of nine races spread over seven weekends at seven unique locations throughout Oregon.

The schedule:

Race #1 Alpenrose Day 1 / October 5 / Portland, OR

Race #2 Alpenrose Day 2 / October 6 / Portland, OR

Race #3 Cascade Locks / October 13 / Portland, OR

Race #4 Heron Lakes / October 20 / Cascade Locks, OR

Race #5 Deschutes Brewery Day 1 / October 26 / Bend, OR

Race #6 Deschutes Brewery Day 2 / October 27 / Bend, OR

Race #7 Rainier High School / November 3 / Rainier, OR

Race #8 Barton Park / November 10 / Barton, OR

Race #9 Kruger’s CX / November 17 / Portland, OR

Cycle / 10.05 – 11.17 / www.crosscrusade.com

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Paul Lieto
Paul Lieto is the Editor for RaceCenter Magazine. He currently lives in Bend, OR where he writes, runs trails and rides dirt.