September 4, 2009

OREGON BICYCLE RACING ASSOCIATION AWARDS 2009 & 2010 CYCLOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS TO SALEM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2009

Contact: Kenji Sugahara, Executive Director, 503-383-1228, kenji@obra.org

OREGON BICYCLE RACING ASSOCIATION AWARDS 2009 & 2010
CYCLOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS TO SALEM
Event brings back championships to Salem after an absence of over a decade.

Salem, Oregon (September 5, 2009) – The Oregon Bicycle Racing
Association (OBRA) announced last Saturday at the Oregon State Fair
that the organization has chosen the City of Salem, Ore. to host the
2009-2010 OBRA Cyclocross Championships.

This two-year commitment brings the Oregon championships back to the
state capitol after an absence of more than a decade. The last
championships in Salem were held at Wallace Marine Park over ten years
ago. The Oregon State Fairgrounds has been chosen as the new venue
for the event.

“Salem is the perfect location to hold the championships in Oregon.
It has a central location and a rapidly growing base of cyclocross
enthusiasts,” said Kenji Sugahara, Executive Director of OBRA.
“Oregon has a reputation as having the best cyclocross community in
the world and I am excited to bring that to the Cherry City.”

The 2009 championships will be held on November 7th and is expected to
attract approximately 800 competitors with an additional 300-400
visitors including staff, spectators and families.

“We at the Oregon State Fairgrounds are thrilled to have a part in the
OBRA Cyclocross State Championships,” said Lydia Blackburn, the Sports
and Recreation Coordinator for the Oregon State Fair. “This
opportunity is a perfect fit in our objectives to open the State
Fairgrounds to our bicycle community, and of course it will be a lot
of fun.”

Jeff McNamee of Buy Local Cycling and Chad Cherefko of Bicycle
Attorney Cycling, promoters who directed last year’s Heiser Farms
cyclocross race will serve as race directors for the championships.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Oregon State Fair for the
championship. Our Mountain Bike Short Track series in August was a
success thanks in large part to the Oregon State Fair,” said Jeff
McNamee.

About the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association:
The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association is a non-profit organization
dedicated to the sport of competitive cycling. For more information
contact OBRA at 503-383-1228 or visit www.obra.org.

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