It seems like we just begun. It is with mixed feelings that we look to our last week of the 2016 Portland Trophy Cup. On one hand, I’m tired. On the other, it’s fun! It wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors so I’d like to thank them one more time.
Portland Bicycle Studio
Big props to PBS for keeping everybody’s bikes dialed but also for leading the clinics before each race.
Stages throws down the cash to make that mad dash to the first corner so interesting.
You know how your Trophy Cup number is the coolest one that you get all season? That’s thanks to The Athletic. Thanks go to them for also creating the best cap (not hat) in town. If you haven’t gotten one be sure to grab one at registration tomorrow.
Keeping the course tied up as tight as possible (and so that we don’t have to use cones throughout for the whole course).
How do you get 1000 stakes, 10 light towers, 6 barriers and 500 cones on course? In a cool little Nissan truck that belongs to Breadwinner. The course would never happen if it weren’t for that little truck.
Gigantic Brewing Company
Do you guys like to drink good beer at a reasonable price? Of course you do!
Portland Design Works
Lighting up the night (and a set of barriers) happens because of these guys. Always supportive of the race scene and the ride back home.
You all want to look good while hopping barriers right? Well paint the barriers pink! A supporter since day one.
Best pizza in town. And at a bike race even.
Forgot your wheels in the pit last weekend? Good thing they’re here to get you setup with a fancy carbon set to cruise around on.
Don’t forget to watch the first (and surely last) BIKETOWN cyclocross race. The race is at 7:15 and if you race in the women’s race, 1/2 or single speed races don’t forget that your start time is pushed back a bit. Here’s the schedule for the night:
Masters 2/3 Men 35+
Masters 3/4 Men 35+
Masters Men 50+
Masters Men 60+
Category 2/3 Men
Category 3/4 Men
Category 5 Men
BIKETOWN Team Relay (2 Laps)
Category 1/2 Women
Category 2/3 Women
Category 3/4 Women
Category 5 Women
Category 1/2 Men
Masters 1/2 Men 35+
Do you want one more chance to hang out with the funnest folks you could ever race with? Make sure you’re at the awards party this Thursday at The Athletic. We’ll have refreshments soft and hard from Atlas Soda Works and Gigantic Brewing and foodstuffs from Olympia Provisions. Party starts at 6pm with awards for the top three finishers from each category at 7:30pm.
I know that all of you ride your bikes off road and would love to have more places to do it. Gateway Green is due to start construction in a matter of weeks and needs that last financial push to get $3 million in grant funding to build out the entire park.
They’ll be out at the race tomorrow to talk about it and answer all the questions that you might have. To get you guys motivated to help out we’ll be giving out free entry to anybody that makes a $50 donation at the race. Here’s more information about the plans: https://www.oregonskitchentable.org/crowdfunding/dirt-lab-gateway-green
See you all out there at PIR one more time!