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The Weekly Report, October 8, 2008

Rain and Records kick off Crusade Series

By BikePortland.org

The opening race of the Cross Crusade series set a record for attendance yesterday. Kenji Sugahara, the director of the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association says that, despite the wet weather, 1,267 racers participated.

That number is up from 1,078 participants in 2007 and is nearly twice the number that took part in 2006 when 760 racers showed up.

Read the full story here.

Meet the Teams 10/11: Bicycle Centers/Collision 1 (Seattle)

The Meet the Teams Ride this Saturday, October 11, is hosted by Bicycle Centres/Collision 1.

This social, "no drop" ride will meet at Pert's Deli in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood (120 Lakeside Avenue) at 9:20 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. departure. The ride may stop for 5-10 minutes along the way, but otherwise be prepared for a continuous ride. These rides happen rain, wind, or sunshine! Bring afunctioning road bike, helmet, water, some food, weather-appropriate clothing, a little money, and an extra tube in case you flat.

In addition to being ever-alert for road hazards, riders should use extreme caution at the north end of the portion of the Renton-Bellevue trail after the new Seahawks training facility (approaching exit 9 from I-405). The cracks and bumps here are increasingly treacherous.. It is a fast descent with a narrow gate and a post in the middle of the trail at the bottom. Make sure your group slows to navigate this section safely.
A complete schedule for the 2008 Meet the Teams rides is available at http://www.wsbaracing.com/meettheteams.asp.

October 11 - Bicycle Centres/Collision 1
Contact: Kent Smith kentleysmith [at] gmail [dot] com

2009 will be Pilchuck Cycling Club's (PCC) third year in existence. Open membership allows cyclists of every interest, discipline, and skill level to join while also fully supporting race teams that participate in road, mountain bike, cyclocross, and track races while helping new racers get involved in racing in a positive manner while giving back to the Northwest cycling scene. Men, women, and juniors are encouraged to join. Please email us with any questions.

Bicycle Centres/Collision 1 will also host a ride on Sunday, October 19, at 9:30 from Bicycle Centres of Everett, 4707-A Evergreen Way, Everett WA 98203.

Seattle Cyclocross Announces New Online Registration

Tired of long lines at Seattle Cross races? When say no more because the Seattle Cyclocross series now has online registration available on BikeReg.com and will open every sunday before each race. You can register now for SCC Race #2 at South Seatac now at http://www.BikeReg.com.