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OPB | Oct. 27, 2011 8:30 p.m.

We head to Estacada to witness the bruising sport of Cyclocross, a sport that combines the grit of mountain biking, the speed of road racing, and the crashes of a steeplechase course. Race Organizer Brad Ross has been organizing the Cross Crusade series of races for years, races that now draw up to 1500 people per race. That’s a far cry from what we saw during Oregon Field Guide’s first story on cyclocross 15 years ago.

First Broadcast: 2011
Producer: Ed Jahn
Videographer: Greg Bond
Editor: Todd Sonflieth

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Cross Crusade
  • **NOTE: In our original broadcast of this story, we wrote that “15 years ago we covered the ‘then-new’ sport and thought it would never amount to a goofy sideshow. Boy, did we heard from you on this one, and a correction is in order. Cyclocross has in fact been around in Europe for decades, and even in Oregon a few cyclocross races were happening, though on a much smaller scale, as far back as the 1970’s. Our apologies for the error.


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