Rise to the top!
In its fourth year, the Franz Bakery Criterium has been selected to host the Oregon Bicycle Racing Criterium Championships. This is an 8-corner criterium located in Portland's Central Eastside. The wide-open streets provide lots of open space to move around in the field.
Unlike previous years were a points race format was utilized, this year's criterium will be run as a traditional criterium. The lap prize for the senior men and senior women's races will still be available.
Upper Echelon Women's Criterium Clinic
The Upper Echelon Women's Cycling Team will be hosting a free criterium clinic to all women who would like to come and learn how to race from experienced racers. The clinic is free to all participants.
Schedule - Saturday, August 4
1:30 Upper Echelon Women's Criterium Clinic
3:00 Women Cat 4/5 30 min
3:35 Kiddie Krit
3:45 Men Cat 4/5 35 min
4:25 Masters 40+ /50+ 45 min
5:15 Men Cat 3 45 min
6:05 Women 1-3 45 min
7:00 Men Cat 1/2/3 50 min
The roads will be closed starting at 2:40 p.m.
Pre-registration: $25 per rider (Pre-registration closes August 3 at 11:59 p.m.)
Day of Race: $30/rider (Opens at 2:00 p.m. day of the event)
Additional Races: $15 per race
Register online at OBRA.org until Friday, August 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Day of Race registration will open at 2:00 p.m. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the race.
Prizes (prizes are minimums) - UPDATED AUG 2
Over $6,000 in combined cash/merchandise, three deep in each category (5 deep for Senior Women and Men Cat 1-3).
The Masters 40+/50+, Men's Cat 3, Women's 1-3 and Senior Men's race will feature a $5/lap prize in addition to lap primes which will be announced prior to the start of each race. The winner of each lap will receive $5 and two points.
Women Cat 4/5: Top 3 (Gift Certificates) + primes
Men Cat 4/5: Top 3 (Gift Certificates) + primes
Masters 40+ /50+: Top 5 ($130 cash) + $5/lap + primes
Men Cat 3: Top 5 ($130 cash) + $5/lap + primes
Women 1-3: Top 5 ($280 cash) + $5/lap + primes
Men Cat 1/2/3: Top 5 ($280 cash) + $5/lap + primes
Membership & Licenses
OBRA membership required for all riders. Single race memberships are available for $5.00. Season OBRA memberships are available for $25.00.
Helmets are required.
A wide-open 8-corner course over 1.13km. Two shallow inclines will bring out the burn over 40-feet of verticle climbing per lap. The course is located in NE Portland near Franz's Bakery.
The start/finish line and registration will be located at NE 10th and NE Flanders.
Wheel pit is wheels in/wheels out (no neutral wheels will be provided).
From the North (Vancouver, WA)
From the South (Salem, OR)
OBRA and the organizers of this race do not provide insurance coverage for injuries that occur at the race. The costs related to those injuries are the responsibility of the individual participant. Helmets must be worn at all times while on a bike. Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry for any reason. Promoter reserves the right to combine fields.