By Jason Britton
Around this time every year, a few hundred dirtbags gather together to heckle each other, drink cheap beer, and compete for the coveted title of Single Speed Cyclocross World Champion. For the ninth iteration we traveled to Victoria, Canada and soaked in the beauty all around us. My companions and I chose to spectate rather than race this year and had a blast cruising around town, catching up with old friends, and spending time goofing off on bikes.
Our plan was simple: The four of us chose to rely solely on public transportation and our own two wheels for the journey. We took the Amtrak Cascades from Portland, Oregon, to Vancouver, Canada, and then a series of light rail, bus, ferries, and bikes to finally arrive in Victoria. The fun we had along the way made it a trip I won’t soon forget.
Next year the event comes back to Portland, Oregon for the 10th running. Come join in the fun!
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Heading to Philly for the mayhem that is to be the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships? Grab one of these super-limited-edition Raleigh frames for just $667 (because it’s better than evil). Steel, disc brakes, rack mounts… it’s got all the goodies.
The racing will be held December 7 and 8 in conjunction with the Bilenky Junkyard Cross. Registration is filling up fast and closes this Sunday, December 1, at 5 p.m. There are NO walk-up, day-of, begging or bribing registrations, so act fast!
See you in Philly!