New on the blog: @clarahonsinger reflects on her debut pro CX season & #limburg2018, check the link in our profile. 📷: Gavin Gould @cxmagazine
With a lightning-fast transition from one race season to the next, BAO hits the road season opener with ⚡️⚡️⚡️ a podium! Congrats on smashing the TT at Valley of the Sun, BAO!!
Friends! Thanks for joining us for our U23 World Championship Viewing Party & Fundraiser this past Sunday! We had such a great time sharing an afternoon with you all, and savoring the final successes of our season with more than 85 of you in the room, watching @clarahonsinger on the big screen!
Huge thanks to @chriskingbuzz for hosting us in their beautiful space. @chefrowbear & Danny knocked this event outta the park!
Many of you asked whether you could send donations our way after the event was over. If you feel moved, PayPal us at “firstname.lastname@example.org." Select "friends & family" when prompted and put "Clara/BAO" in the notes. Donations go toward their World Champs/World Cup campaigns.
We accomplished a lot this year, and we did it with your help and palpable support. Thank you for following us throughout our first season--we can't wait for what this next one will bring! It's already upon us! 📷✨ @patrick_means @seven_cycles & Martin Stabler
DID YOU KNOW? Lil’ Clara/Baby C will race the U23 World Championships this weekend?! We’re so proud to conclude our “inaugural” season having sent BOTH riders overseas for racing blocks, so we’re throwing a PARTY! This SUNDAY at 1:30pm at @chriskingbuzz in NW Portland—we’ll screen Clara’s race (and more too!). Feeling inspired? We’ll have donation jars on hand, to help subsidize both @clarahonsinger & @bethannorton’s European voyages. Join us! 1:30pm Sunday, after your morning ride, before your Super Bowl plans. All details may be found through the link in our profile. #TeamSandMCX #workingclasscyclocross #doitthehardway
Beth Ann wrapped up her CX season with a top-20 ride at Cyclocross Rucphen, after an incredibly strong ride at the Nommay World Cup the weekend before that. Read her meditations on the blog now, link in profile. We love you #BAO!! #TeamSandMCX #workingclasscyclocross #doitthehardway 📷: @patrick_means
Baby C/Lil Clara has been selected to represent the USA in the U23 Women’s #limburg2018 World Championships by way of a strong, consistent season, including a silver medal at PanAms, and a silver medal at US U23 Nationals. Her euro Worlds block begins this week with a start spot at the final Telenet UCI World Cup Hoogerheide. We’re so excited to see her realize this goal and cheer for her these next two weekends. 📷: @patrick_means
We enjoyed some truly stellar rides from all our riders at US Nationals this past weekend, but our season is far from over. Tomorrow, Beth Ann will race the Nommay World Cup, the penultimate event in the series. The women’s race is live at 4:30am PST. Find a stream, an awesome cup of coffee, and cheer loudly for #BAO, #TeamSandMCX & #oregonbikeracing ‼️‼️‼️ 📷: @patrick_means
@bethannorton manages that first-lap-sand-pit-scrum on her way to a top-15 ride. #cxnats 📷 by @patrick_means
Tomorrow is race day. But before the racers get all the attention, let’s turn this lens to honor one of the badass’s of the behind-the-scenes kung-fu. @brunoandorbrenna is the backbone. She’s our Team Manager and Mechanic—she’s also a pro road racer during the other months of the year. From making sure each chain hits every gear perfectly, to organizing trip reports, she gets it done. Keep on rocking the free world, Bruno! 📷 by @patrick_means
The big race is tomorrow! Here’s a few shots our pal @patrick_means made of yesterday’s practice session. #cxnats