On Saturday November 17, West End Bikes and Portland Racing are bringing you the seventh edition of the Kruger’s Crossing Cyclocross Classic. 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, a bonfire, a live band and a beer garden!
Check out the course map and the photos and race reports of previous editions at Cyclocross Magazine, PDX Cross, ORbike to have an idea what we are talking about!
We’ll have hot food at hand, catered by Kruger’s Farm Market, fresh organic ales by Hopworks Urban Brewing, and FREE hot oatmeal and gourmet coffee – during the morning hours – courtesy of our sponsors Bob’s Red Mill and Nossa Familia Coffee.
In good tradition, we’ll lighten up a bonfire along the course to keep everyone warm and toasty, we’ll have free kiddie races (followed by a kiddie treasure hunt in the corn maze!), a live band, and throughout the day we will be raffling off more than $2,000 worth of prizes, courtesy of West End Bikes and our other generous sponsors Specialized, Ibex, Osmo Nutrition, Chris King and Portland Design Works.
This year will also see the return of the Doggie Dash CX World Championships, a wild cross race – sans bikes – for our four-legged friends. Lycra dog team kits are strongly encouraged!