by Meadows Team
Cyclocross is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and Oregon is the epicenter of this sport. Cooper Spur Mt. Resort presents the "Cross on the Mountain" October 1 - a combination of mountain biking and road bike racing. Cyclocross races over unique, albeit somewhat contrived courses incorporating pavement, dirt, grass, sand, gravel, single track trails, forcing riders over obstacles and occasionally off their bikes to run while carrying the bike.
The race is spectator friendly and involves heavy cheering and good-natured heckling. These races are for all abilities, ages, and genders as there are over 25 separate categories plus kiddie races over the course of the day so that everyone gets to enjoy the course.
Pre-registration is open now at OBRA.org. Juniors are just $10 at preregistration prices.
Cross season is now in full swing with the return of Cross on the Mountain the only cyclocross race on Mt. Hood. Past competitors have raved about the course, the venue, the food, the amazing views and great race vibe with some of the most swag and prizes at any race. An amazing assortment of prizes from sponsors including Chris King Precision Components, Yakima Racks, Dirty Fingers Bicycle Repair, Mountain View Cycles, The Lumberyard, Mt. Hood Meadows and more. 10 Barrel Brewing offers cash prizes and even the ultimate "Lantern Rouge" prize for each category from 10 Speed Coffee Hood River.
Pre-registration is open now at OBRA.org. hurry for early discounts. Juniors are only $10 if you pre-register. Come Saturday (September 30) and pre-ride the course. All registered riders are eligible for a 25% discount on all rooms by calling Cooper Spur Mountain Resort at 541-352-6692.
Free clinic with former Cyclocross World Champion Sue Butler at Cross on the Mountain
Cyclocross World Champion Sue Butler will present a free clinic Saturday, September 30, Butler is a 2-time National Champion and three-time member of the Elite US Cyclocross National Team who represented the US at the World Championships and the World Cup. Butler will be on site Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1 at Cross on the Mountain at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort. Pre-ride the race course with Sue on Saturday as she shares her wisdom and skills with all levels of riders. Other activities over the weekend include music, food, a family fun race and kids course.