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Vintage CycloCross in OregonCyclocross at Pat's Acres

October 17th, 2015 - Canby, Oregon

Canby's CX course, voted #1 Cyclocross course by numerous participants, 2011-2015. A great natural terrain course with challenges that are beginner friendly, yet challenging for experts, as well. A fast course of river crossings, sand bar, natural island forest trails, beginner friendly MX jumps, log obstacles, and more! A classic old-school course with just the right mix of old & new. This is the one cross race of the season you can't miss. If you're tired of riding around grass fields with wood stakes and want a real CX course, visit Canby in October!

***2015 RESULTS***

PARC - Pat's Acres Racing Complex6255 S. Arndt Rd, Canby, OR 97013 - Only 30 minutes south of downtown Portland, close to I-5 - scroll down below the schedule for directions. Quick easy access from both Portland and Salem.


2015 RACE SCHEDULE - Tentative
7:30am Gates Open - Saturday 10/17 - Cyclocross Course Map2011 course shown. 2015 course has more forest trails. Note: We are not using the kart track as part of the race course. It will only be available at designated times for warm-up and the kiddies race (no muddy tires allowed on kart track).
8:40am Beginners, Single Speed Women, Unicycles A & B 40 min
9:30am Category C, Clydesdale 45 min
10:25am Break/course preview 10 min
10:35am Masters Category C 35+ 45 min
11:30am Masters B 35+, Masters 50+, Masters 60+ 45 min
12:20pm All Juniors 30 min
12:25pm Kiddie Race A & B (kart track area) 25 min
1:00pm Break/course preview 60 min
1:15pm Cat. A Men, Cat. A Women, Cat A Masters 35+ 60 min
2:20pm Women: Cat B & C, Beginners, Masters 35+ (A&B), 45+ 45 min
3:15pm Category B and Single Speed 45 min
Schedule is tentative, please double check your start times the day before the event.

Registration: Only $15 for Juniors and Unicycles, all others $25 pre-register or $30 day of race registration.

Numbers: We are using the Cross Crusades numbers.
Prizes: Our famous and much loved custom medals for the top 3 in every class! Plus, Western Bikeworks gift certificates, Pat's Acres gift certificates, Bortolami's Pizza gift certificates, Nutella, plus more TBA
Food: On the side deck of the Pavillion (main building) - 2015 menu TBA.
Restrooms: Indoor restrooms, in the Pavillion, and porta-potties between registration and the parking area
Bike Wash: Down below the Pavillion, behind registration, towards the pit area. Bridge City Pressure Washing will also be on hand with a bike washing station.
BRING WATER: The hoses lying in the mud are good for rinsing off your bike...not filling up your water bottles...just saying!
Bottled water will be available at the concession stand, and we will have a tent setup with hot drinks & smoothies for sale.
KART TRACK WARNING: In the past, we've allowed bikes to warm-up on the kart track. This year it will only be allowed at designated times (we will post a schedule), and only with clean tires. The kiddie race will be on the kart track at 12:25, but again please make sure tires are clean, we don't want to spend hours & hours pressure washing the track off again! Thank you!

OBRA and the organizers of this race do not provide insurance coverage for injuries that occur at the race. The costs related to those injuries are the responsibility of the individual participant. The event medic is Cindy Campbell. Helmets must be worn at all times while on a bike. Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry for any reason.

2014 was our best course ever, and the feedback was's just a small sample of the comments:
"Best cross course, by far"
"This is my favorite cross race of the year"
"Love the course, this is how Cyclocross is supposed to be"
"Wow, this is a true Cyclocross course, so much fun"
"Love the variety, this course has a little bit of everything"
...and many more! It was great to see everyone having such a great time.

We reserve the right to change the course (due to changing river conditions) if necessary. Cross bike favored, but all types of bikes are welcome. OBRA rules apply, and OBRA license required (1-day OBRA licenses available at registration). Helmets required anytime on bike or on course. Ride at your own risk.

The address is:
6255 S. Arndt Rd., Canby, OR 97013

Directions from Portland:
I-5 South, Exit 282A Canby/Hubbard, this exit will take you under the freeway and south for another mile where you turn left on Arndt Rd (you'll see the Aurora Airport), head East on Arndt Road for a little over a mile and you'll see the red entrance gates for Pat's Acres Racing Complex on the left.

Directions from Salem:
You can actually take I-5, or 99E, but these directions are for I-5.
I-5 North, Exit 278 Aurora/Donald, turn right on Ehlen Rd NE, turn left onto OR-551 N/Hubbard Cuttoff Rd NE, turn right on Arndt Rd., head East on Arndt Road for a little over a mile and you'll see the red entrance gates for Pat's Acres Racing Complex on the left

Archive from 2014's October 18th event - SEE RESULTS HERE, and PICTURES ON FACEBOOK

Archive from 2013's October 19th event - SEE RESULTS HERE, and PICTURES ON FACEBOOK

Archive from 2012's October 20th event - SEE RESULTS HERE, and PICTURES ON FACEBOOK, pictures also available at HotFootPhoto

Archive from 2012's November 3rd event>>> SEE RESULTS HERE

Archive from 2011's October 1st event>>> SEE RESULTS HERE

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Juniors entry only $15. OBRA rules apply. Results are posted at OBRA.

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