Cyclocross at Battle Creek Golf Course Tomorrow!

Tomorrow’s OBRA-sanctioned, cyclocross race is the second in it’s Willamette Valley Cross series, and holds a special place in my heart — not because I’ll be racing in it (yet,) but because I played many a round of golf on the old Battle Creek Golf Course, where the race is being held. The course was in pretty rough shape when they decided to close it down, so we weren’t playing out there all that often.

I’m excited to have a race right here in our own backyard, although it’s looking like it’ll be a fairly soggy day, which may actually make for some great fun. I’ll be heading down for at least part of the day, if not all, and try to get some great shots and video to post here afterwards. More info about the race after the jump:

From the Willamette Valley Cross page:

Every crosser’s dream…tearing through a golf course! Leave your 3 wood at home but be sure to bring your pitching wedge and knickers. This former golf course will be flat and fast with a few water hazards.

Start Times
10:00am Beginner Men (45 min.)
10:50am Category C Men (45 min.)
11:50am Category B 35+ Men, Jr Men, 50+ Men (45 min.)
12:50pm Kiddie race
1:00pm Category B Men (45 min.)
1:55pm Women (Categories A, B, Beginner, Jr. 35+, 45+) (45 min.)
2:50pm Category A Men (60 min.)
*Mixed categories are scored separately.

Registration opens at 8:00 am and runs until 15 minutes before each race. There will be no pre-registration. Make checks payable to Presto Velo. Registration – $5 for Juniors, $20 for all other categories and $10.00 for a second event. This is an OBRA event so licenses are required. One-day OBRA licenses can be purchased race day for $5, annual OBRA licenses for $10.00. Helmets required.

We will be using OBRA/Cross Crusade Numbers for our race so if you haven’t purchased one, you will have to do so at this race.

Team Tent Reservations
We’ll save your team a premier spot for a team tent and one vehicle near the start/finish line for $30. Space is limited. Contact Chad Cherefko (email).

Category A (Men & Women): 100% payout
Winner of 1st lap in each category will win $20.

Venue Location/Directions
6161 Commercial ST SE.
Salem, OR 97306

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