Portland MTB Short Track Series

Weekly Race Schedule:

4:00pm - course opens for pre-riding
4:30pm- day-of-race registration opens & start of free clinics
5:25pm - motocross course closed to pre-riding
5:30pm - free Kiddie Races (under the trees)
5:55pm - Cat 2 Women (U35, 35-44, 45+), Cat 3 Jr Men, Cat 3 Women & Cat 3 Jr Women
6:30pm - Singlespeed, Cat 2 Men U35 & Cat 2 Men 35-44
7:00pm - Cat 2 Men 45-55, Cat 2 Men 55+, Clydes, Cat 3 Men 19-44 & Cat 3 Men 45+
7:30pm - Elite Men, Cat 1 Men (19-34, 35-44, 45+) & Elite/Cat 1 Women

Mark Your Calendars:

Mon 07/06 - Casual Summer Race Outfit Contest &
        live performance by Bloco Alegria samba band

Mon 07/13 - Cyclepath Holeshot Night
Mon 07/20 - Race # 7
Mon 07/27 - Series Grand Finale & Ultra Short Track Team Relay

 

2015 SHORT TRACK NEWS & UPDATES

07/01 - Join us this Monday to kick off the second half of the 2015 Portland Short Track Series in style! That's right, it's time for rour annual "Summer Casual" Race Outfit Contest, brought to you by Portland Design Works!

Leave the spandex at home and come race in your best Summer Casual race outfit. To get an idea of what we're talking about and get some inspiration for Monday, check out the photos of last year and the year before. The most hilarious outfits (male & female) in each race heat (*) will win a very cool PDW "goodie package", consisting of an AetherDemon USB-rechargeable LED tail light and a Shiny Object CO2 inflator. So get the creative juices flowing.... anything goes, as long as it doesn't weird out the kiddie racers!

(*) Judging will be done based on the photos taken at the PDW Photo Booth (look for the Portland Design Works tent, which will be located under the trees).

To make the summer part complete, local samba drum band Bloco Alegria will come out to entertain the start of each race heat with live music, Nossa Familia Coffee will be serving free iced and pour-over coffees, and our food station will be serving our ever-popular free Dave's Killer Bread PB&J sandwiches.

06/23 - What a perfect night of racing to wrap upthe first half of the 2015 Short Track Series! Thanks to everyone who came out to race or spectate and a special shout to the folks of Hopworks Urban Brewery and their posse of Radler Riders for their cheers and the beers! Results of Race # 4 are already up on OBRA (thanks Candi Murray &her rock star scoring crew!) and Victor Duong posted a first batch of action shots you gotta check out out. Next week we take a mid-series break, but we are looking forward to seeing ryou all on Sunday at the Six Hours of Mt Hood!

06/22 - Stephen Hartzel, generating a healthy dose of G's on his way to a second-place finish in the Cat 1 Men 19-34. (photo: Victor Duong)

06/15 - Check out the call-up list for race # 4, with the 200+ racers who either are among the top 5 leaders in their their category or purchased a series pass and will enjoy a start-line call-up each week. And if you raced last Monday, click here to find out if you are among the other winners of our weekly raffle!

06/18 - Our title sponsor Hopworks Urban Breweryiscelebrating the launch of their new and amazingly refreshing Totally Radler beer!

This coming Monday (6/22)- which they've declared National Radler Day - they will lead a fun 17-mile RADLER RELEASE RIDE from the Hopworks Bike Bar (on N Williams) to the PIR infield and then proceed with sampling free Radler at Short Track!

So come out for our near-solstice race night and find out what the Radler buzz is all about. Prost!

06/16 - Another wild night at Short Track with a course that seriously rocked (a major shout to James Cand the rest of our course set-up crew! In good tradition, our series photographer Victor Duong was there to record the action and yesterday's action photos don't lie about how much fun there was to be had!

Also check out the freshly posted race results and series standings.

06/15 - Cyclepath Racing's Singlespeed and Cat 1 Men stalwart Sean Rees, graciously flying through the off-camber switchback turn on the MX track, which very much defined last Monday's top-notch course. (photo: Victor Duong)

06/12 - Never raced Short Track before, but like to give it a try? Have friends who you think should give Short Track a shot?... just come out this Monday (June 15) for our special "School's Out!" Junior & Newbie Short Track Night and bring your friends!
- All new short track racers (who have never raced a Portland Short Track Series race before) will enjoy $10 off the regular day-of-race fee!
- OBRA will waive the $5 single-day OBRA license fee for any non-OBRA members!
- All Juniors race for just $5, when they register online by Saturday Noon!
In addition, we'll raffle off a bunch of cool prizes among all junior and newbie short track racers!

06/09 - It was a very hot night yesterday, but also a very fun one for the 340+ racers who came out to shred a great course that featured plenty of flow! Check out the first batch of action photos, posted by our series photographer Victor Duong!

Race results, Series Standings and Team Competition Standings have been posted. Starting next Monday, we'll do priority call-ups for the top-5 in each category.

06/08 - Cat 2 Men 45-54 racers Mike Rabinowitz (Rebound/Tireless Velo) and Ed Fischer (Camas Bike & Sport), leading a group across the motocross track at last Monday's race # 2. (photo: Victor Duong)
 

06/02 - Last night, we kicked off the 2015 short track season with a bang. We got a welcome break from the rain right before the start of the races and even if we had to skip the motocross course, the course turned out a to be a ton of fun. Thanks to everyone who came to race or spectate and a special welcome to all the riders who raced short track for the very first time. We hope you all had a great time and are ready for more!

Check out the results of yesterday's race # 1 and some great action photos, shot by our series photographer Victor Duong.

06/01 - Cat 2 Women racers Danielle Reynolds and Pam Reid, tackling the switchbacks at our first night of racing. (photo: Victor Duong)

06/01 - If today's weather give you pause about coming out and race tonight's first race of the 2015 Short Track Series, just have a look at Victor Duong's photos from last year's Short Track race # 3, which took place in the aftermath of an epic thunderstorm. As you can tell from the shots, it turned into a great race night, perfect conditions, with a real fun course and a lot of smiles!

Today, we are not expecting anywhere as much rain. If anything, the moisture we'll see should soften up the course a bit (after the exceptionally dry past couple weeks) and make things less bumpy and lines more tacky, just a perfect way to ease into the series! Either way, we're looking forward to seeing you all out there tonight!

05/31 - All systems go for our first night of short track racing! To find out who will be on deck this Monday, check out the call-up list for race # 1, with the 150+ racers who purchased a series pass and will enjoy a start-line call-up each week. Online sales of our series pass has closed, but you can still purchase one at the race on Monday (for the same price as online registration) and get your name added to the call-up list for the rest of the series.

05/15 - Join us on Friday May 29th at the Lumberyard Indoor Bike Park for a fun evening of riding, socializing, and getting all dialed for the 11th edition of the Portland Short Track Series!

Come pick up your series race plate and ride the Lumberyard Indoor Bike Park for just $10 (from 4pm to 10pm) or come just watch the action and socialize with fellow short track racers.

Our registration crew will be on-site selling series passes and single-night race entries for our first night of racing. And first-time adult Short Track racers will enjoy a special newbie discount (Series Pass: $20 OFF/ first-race entry fee: $10 OFF).

05/01 - Get ready for the 11th edition of the Portland Short Track Series! That's right, Portland's most popular summer bike race series (for young and old, novice or hardcore racers, mountain or cross bikes) is upon us and will kick off in just over 4 weeks! Click here for all the details of the 2015 series!

Note: our ever-popular Short Track Series Pass will start selling on Wednesday May 6th (starting at 7am)! Series Pass holders will enjoy a weekly priority call-up at the start of their category in the order they have registered. In addition, the top-5 riders in the series standings in each category will get a priority call-up, starting at race # 3. So, purchase yours today and get your name added to the top of the call-up list!

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