The 2009 'Cross Season Begins In Hood River!

Prepare to be Double Crossed again with two challenging courses in twice the locations on double the days of most other races. We're bringing back our now classic race at the Hood River Valley High School and adding an all new venue that's better known for cotton candy and squealing pigs - the Hood River County Fairgrounds. This new location will offer a fast Euro Style course with amazing spectating. Heck you can even camp there on Saturday night!


 

Venues

Saturday, September 19th:  Hood River Valley High School.

Sunday, September 20th:  Hood River County Fairgrounds.

 

Daily Race Schedule

9:00am        Beginners (40 min)

9:50am        Category C, Cyldesdale (45 min)

10:45am      Masters Category C (45 min)

10 minute break

11:45am     Masters Category B, Masters 50+, and Jrs (45 min)

12:40pm     Category B and Single Speed (45 min)

1:30pm      15 min break with Kid Kross**

1:45pm      Women: Cat B, Beginners, Masters 45+, Masters A, and Masters B, Jrs (45 min)

2:40pm      Category A Men, Masters Category A Men, Category A Women (60 min)

One lap only - Kidz Kross: A non-competitive event for those 12 and under.

The promoter reserves the right to combine categories

 

Categories

Category A -

OBRA and/or USCF categories 1,2, NORBA Expert and anyone else who chooses to race at this level.

Category B -

OBRA and/or USCF category 3, NORBA Sport

Category C -

OBRA and/or USCF categories 4&5, NORBA Beginner (Riders at this level may choose to race in a higher category.)

Beginner -

For beginning cyclocross racers.

Masters -

Riders age 35+ (unless otherwise noted) and ability graded as outlined above.

Promoter and/or officials reserve the right to change your category.

 

Prizes

Prizes will include cash and merchandise for all categories. Many of our prizes have been donated by Hood River Fruit Loop businesses such as:

McCurdy Farms

Apple Valley Country Store

Packer's Cookie Stop

Alice's Fruit Stand

As well as local businesses such as:

Blissful Brownies

Da Kine

 

Ribbons will be awarded to all Kidz Kross participants

 

Double Cross Competition

Points will be given each day for the top 10 riders in each category.  Points schedule – 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.  Winners for each category (all 18 of ‘em!) will receive a special Double Cross prize.

 

Membership & Licenses

This is an OBRA event.  OBRA membership required for all riders. Single race memberships are available for $5.00. Season OBRA memberships are available for $10.00

 

Registration

Registration opens at 7:30 am and runs until 15 minutes before each race. Pre-registration can be sent to:

Jeff Lorenzen
1886 Belmont Drive
Hood River, OR, 97031

Make checks payable to Ride Division.  Save time by printing out a waiver from the OBRA website and completing it at home.

 

Fees

Adults - $22 for first event per day, $10.00 for a second event per day.

Juniors - $10.00 for first event per day, $5.00 for a second event per day.

Kidz Kross is free (must sign waiver).

 

Contact

Call Jeff Lorenzen at (541) 490-6837 or email obra369(at)yahoo(dot)com

 

Directions

Race #1 Saturday – Hood River Valley High School:  From I-84 East or West take exit 62. From the top of the off ramp bear right onto Country Club Road and proceed for two miles, then left onto Belmont Drive for 1.3 miles. Belmont Drive becomes Indian Creek Road, continue for another .8 miles and high school is on your right (Indian Creek Golf Course on left).

Race #2 Sunday – Hood River County Fairgrounds:  From I-84 East or West take exit 64.  Travel south on Highway 35 for 6.5 miles.  Turn right into Odell.  Stay on the Odell Highway for 1.5 miles, then turn left on Summit Drive.  Fairgrounds are at the intersection of Summit Drive and Wy’East Road.

 

Notes

There is no water on the site of Saturday’s race. Please be prepared with your own.

  •     No alcohol at the High School on Saturday.

  •     Please do not ride on the athletic fields or running tracks at either venue.

  •     Please use the darn Port-a-Potties, not the bushes.

  •     Helmets required.

OBRA AND THE ORGANIZERS OF THIS RACE DO NOT PROVIDE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR INJURIES THAT OCCUR AT THE RACE. THE COSTS RELATED TO THOSE INJURIES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT.

 

For Families

Hood River is a wonderful community for families and late September is a perfect time for a visit.  The weather will most likely be very pleasant and the trees will be turning to exquisite fall colors.  Check out the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce website  for a list of some of the amazing activities and attractions on the weekend of September 19-20.

If you’ve driven to town for the race, why not try the Fruit Loop tour  to take in all of the scenic views?  More info about the fruit loop.

Visit the Pear Celebration.

If wineries are more your style, try a tour.

Rasmussen Farms will be previewing their amazing corn maze and pumpkin patch.

Hood River has something for everyone so come and enjoy the weekend!

 

Camping & Lodging

Camping is available at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.  Price is $15 per night per rig for RV's and $10 for tents.  Electric and water are available at the sites and a dump station is available on the grounds. Showers are also available at $.50 per shower.  Everything is handicapped accessible.

More information about camping in Hood River is available here.

Information about hotels and B&B’s in Hood River can be found here.