The River City Bicycles Cross Crusade expects to continue its record-setting attendance this Sunday, October 22, when 750+ cyclo-cross bike racers invade Horning’s Hideout in North Plains for round three of the Cross Crusade, the largest participatory cyclo-cross bike racing series in the world.
The season opener at Alpenrose Diary attracted a record field of 798 riders, the largest one-day cyclo-cross race ever held in the US. The second event at Hillsboro Stadium wasn’t far behind, with 753 cyclists, despite cold, rainy, and muddy conditions - "perfect" cyclo-cross weather.
The long-running success of the River City Bicycles Cross Crusade, which is in its 15th year, has firmly established the Northwest as the country’s most popular region for cyclo-cross. Each round of the Cross Crusade offers 16 classes of competition, from elite men and women to masters and junior categories.
River City Bicycles Cross Crusade remaining schedule:
Race 3 - October 22, Horning’s Hideout
Race 4 - October 29, Halloween Cross Festival, Flying M Ranch
Race 5 - November 5, Barton Park
Race 6 - November 12, OBRA Cyclo-cross Championships, Estacada Timber Park
USGP Finale - November 19, Hillsboro Stadium.