Oregon 'cross season closer

Oregon's cyclocross season comes to a mud-strewn conclusion Sunday, December 18, when downtown...

Oregon's cyclocross season comes to a mud-strewn conclusion Sunday, December 18, when downtown Portland bike shop, Veloshop hosts the third race of its cyclocross series at Blue Lake Regional Park in Northeast Portland.

Hundred of cyclocross racers are expected to take on the challenging Blue Lake course, with its rolling grass fields, hairpin turns and ever-popular sand pit. Racing starts at 9:30 a.m. and continues all day, with the Men's Category A, Single Speed, and Masters race taking place at 2 p.m. There's $400 in prize money for the top finishers in the Category A Men and Women events.

For more information see www.veloshop.org and www.obra.org .

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