Trophy Cup Party Timez and Big Huge Thank You

A huge thank you to everybody who came out to race the Portland Trophy Cup this season. We had an amazing turnout and I think this year's races were 100x better than last year's. We couldn't have done it with out the staff and volunteers who were out every Tuesday at 8am and went home at 11pm. Seriously, it couldn't have been done without you. A big hearty thank you to my partner in all of this Will as well as Kevin who put in those long days to get those courses ready by race time.

Our awards party is happening on Friday October 16th at The Athletic from 6pm-9pm: http://www.theathleticcommunity.com/journal/2015/10/9/party-timez-at-the-athletic We'll have adult beverages for adults, soft beverages from Ross at Atlas Soda Works for kids and adults like me who don't do the booze as well as Olympia Provisions bringing their hot dog cart. We're celebrating the first anniversary of The Athletic as well so be sure to bring your party caps. Awards will happen around 7:30pm to make sure you all can get there from work with plenty of time.

Our final standings our up and posted and are found on the OBRA site too: http://obra.org/events/24266/results Congrats to all of those folks who got themselves upgraded during the series and stuck it out with the faster racers. Some of you even managed to upgrade halfway through the series and podium in two categories! Instead of you winning two sets of prizes though I think we'll be keeping yours until you upgrade all the way up.

Our sponsors were amazing this year and we need to thank them for everything that they provided. Course tape, hydration, prizes, leading the clinics, cash money and even a truck to help build the course each week. We had amazing support from an amazing group of people. In no particular order:
Breadwinner  Cycles
Rapha
Glukos
Stages Cycling
Shimano
Portland Design Works
Gigantic Brewing
Portland Design Works
The Athletic
Focus Bikes
Liv Cycling
Portland Bicycle Studio
Osmo Nutrition
ESI Grips
Continental Tires

A few of you may have noticed that we had some amazing photos all over the Instagram this year and it can't go without saying that we had the best photographers out at the races each week. A smattering of photos from around the web can be found at these great places:

Dan: http://www.yungpinephotography.com/new-blog/
Christopher: http://brokenandcoastal.com/rapha-portland-trophy-cup-race-6-the-finale/
Photos from Jordan at The Athletic: http://www.theathleticcommunity.com/journal/2015/9/10/2015-pdx-trophy-cup-round-2
Jake: http://www.thewolfsmouth.com/tag/pdx-trophy-cup/
Jose (if you like a little bit of punk rock in your bike racing photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brujo/

We have prizes for the podiums in each category including beginners. Be sure to be at the party, if you're not I'll be likely to give your prizes away to a needy junior. We have two prizes that will be sure to get folks wound up. For everybody who raced the series you'll have a chance to win one of two power meters from Stages. The catch is that you will need to be present to win. No phoning it in. If we call your name and you're outside taking a smoke break, no dice. Also thanks to Stages I have prize money waiting for those riders in the As that podiumed last week.

We have some t-shirts left over in a few sizes and we'll have them for sale at the party. If you happen to be reading this from a place other than Portland you can find them on the website right over here: http://www.portlandtrophycup.com/goods/trophy-cup-t-shirt and I'll send it on over to your house.

If you lost something at the races there's a chance that we found it. I'll bring the box full of smelly stuff to the party in case we did. 

Again, thank you all for an amazing series and hope to see you at the party this Friday!

 

Last Week of Racing...Tears.

We're looking at our last week of the Portland Trophy Cup and I'm already getting a little misty eyed. Luckily you all have made for a great bit of racing and I'm excited to finish it off strong. Register for tomorrow's race now and save yourself one beer's (or a couple of tacos) worth of cash.

Don't forget about our awards party hosted by The Athletic on October 17th. Party starts at 6pm with podium presentations beginning around 7pm.

We had some great coverage and pictures from last week.

Broken and Coastal bringing the vibes: http://brokenandcoastal.com/rapha-portland-trophy-cup-race-5/

A great photoset from Jake with the late races being run fully in the darkness: http://www.thewolfsmouth.com/2015/09/30/rapha-pdx-trophy-cup-race-5/

A great little story and an array of photos from Dan: http://www.yungpinephotography.com/new-blog/2015/9/30/pdx-trophy-cup-round-v

The standings are posted and money will be waiting at registration for those of you who podiumed in the Stages Cycling Women's and Men's A races as well as the holeshot winners in the As and Singlespeeds. Here's the top three in each category for you:

Junior Women    
1. Lucy Hodson 100
2. Roxanna Hart 97

Junior Men
1. Jacob Smith 118
2. Carter Hagedorn 81
3. Collin Turner 78

Category A Women    
1. Bridgette Brown 77
2. Clara Honsinger 76
3. Annalisa Fish 51

Category A Men    
1. Josh Kelley 125
2. Stephen Hartzel 64
3. Mitchell Trux 54

Master A Men  
 1. Steve Chapin 77
2. Andrio Abero 68
3. Matthew Braun 48

Single Speed    
1. Cliff Heaberlin 83
2. David Boerner 73
3. Sven Geirnaert 50
3. Steven Beardsley 50

Category B Women    
1. Lindsay Jackson 86
2. Stacy Westbrook 77
3. Sadie Grossman 67

Category B Men    
1. Patrick Beeson 80
2. Daniel Steinle 58
3. Jason Elstad 43

Master B Men    
1. Dennis Starkey 66
2. Jeff Hough 55
3. Brian Anthony 50

Category C Women    
1. Emily Robey 76
2. Allison Quick 61
3. Erica Menze 50

Category C Men    
1. Ross Sherbak 65
2. Max Miller 55
3. Brayton Sobolewski 42

Master C Men    
1. Erik Offner
2. Chris Page 71
3. Eric Hagstette 64

Beginner Women    
1. Emily Krug 83
2. Taylor Snider 30
3. Lucy Glaize 25
3. Mira Engler 25
3. Leah Iwasa 25
3. Margaret Creviston 25

Beginner Men    
1. Jeff Whitaker 76
2. Ty Goldsby 63
3. Garret Holbrook 46

Please make sure that if you have forgotten a number and have a second one now please stop by registration and let us know which one you're planning on using.

Taco Pedaler will be out again serving up those great tacos and Gigantic will once again be pouring $4 pints again to make your Wednesday morning that much more difficult.

If you pre-registered and have your number you can head straight to the start line. If you still need to pick up your number we'll have it for you at the race. Remember that online pre-registration is open until 2pm on race day and you'll save $4 for doing it. $18 pre-reg, $22 at the race.

Portland Bicycle Studio is providing neutral race support. Stop by and say hi and get any help that you might need before your race. They'll have tubes, hi-fives and anything else you forgot at home.

Stages is a series sponsor for the Women's and Men's A races and is throwing down all of the prize money. They'll be out at the races with demo units for anybody that is interested in giving them a shot. 

Start Times
5:00 Registration Opens

5:30 Clinic - more info on the clinic page  
5:30 Juniors

5:55 Master C
5:55 Master B

6:35 Beginner Men
6:35 Men C
6:35 Men B

7:15 Beginner Women
7:15 Women C
7:15 Women B

7:55 Women A
7:55 Men A
7:55 Master A
7:55 Single Speed

Week Five of Trophy Cup, Here We Come!

With four races finished and two to go cross season is starting to get into the swing of things. The weather is cooler, the moon is doing funny things and it appears that people are getting faster. Register for tomorrow's race now and save yourself one beer's (or a couple of tacos) worth of cash.

Those of you racing the single speed category may do well to check the rules before the series is done. There's a tidbit in there that may help some of you to land on the podium for the series.

The standings are posted and money will be waiting at registration for those of you who podiumed in the Stages Cycling Women's and Men's A races as well as the holeshot winners in the As and Singlespeeds.

Please make sure that if you have forgotten a number and have a second one now please stop by registration and let us know which one you're planning on using.

Lots of upgrades this week (you know who you are), please stop by and get a new number for your new category.

Taco Pedaler will be out again serving up those great taco sand Gigantic will once again be pouring $4 pints. Please do not bring outside alcohol into PIR. Some folks were seen with beer cans and that's not allowed in the park. Buy your booze from Gigantic and it'll be cool. We could unfortunately lose the race if it happens again.

If you pre-registered and have your number you can head straight to the start line. If you still need to pick up your number we'll have it for you at the race. Remember that online pre-registration is open until 2pm on race day and you'll save $4 for doing it. $18 pre-reg, $22 at the race.

The Portland Bicycle Studio clinics will be running for all six races and will help get you ready for your race. If you haven't had a chance to make it to one, there are still three left for you.

Portland Bicycle Studio is providing neutral race support as well. Stop by and say hi and get any help that you might need before your race.

Stages is a series sponsor for the Women's and Men's A races and is throwing down all of the prize money. They'll be out at the races with demo units for anybody that is interested in giving them a shot. 

Start Times
5:00 Registration Opens

5:30 Clinic - more info on the clinic page  
5:30 Juniors

5:55 Master C
5:55 Master B

6:35 Beginner Men
6:35 Men C
6:35 Men B

7:15 Beginner Women
7:15 Women C
7:15 Women B

7:55 Women A
7:55 Men A
7:55 Master A
7:55 Single Speed

Single Speedo?