Portland MTB Short Track Series

Series Grand Finale & Ultra Short Track Team Relay (Mon 07/31/17)

Join us on MondayJuly 31 to race and/or watch the final stage of the 2017 Portland Short Track Series presented by Hopworks Urban Brewery!

In good tradition, it will be a fun evening, with he top contenders in each category battling it out for the final series points and podium spots. After the Elite/Cat 1 race, we'll turn the PIR motocross track into the ultimate stage for a wild Ultra Short Track Team Relay race, which will be followed by our series awards and grand series raffle. This is the one night of summer bike racing in Portland you don't want to miss out on!



4:00pm - course opens for pre-riding
4:30pm- day-of-race registration opens
5:00pm - start of FREE short track clinics
5:50pm - motocross course closed to pre-riding
6:00pm - FREE Kids Races (Cat 2-3 Kids race under the trees, Cat 1 Kids race 1 lap on the regular course)
6:15pm - Cat 3 Men 50+, Cat 2 Women (U45, 45+), Cat 3 Women 19+, Cat 3 Junior Men (10-13, 14-18), Cat 3 Junior Women (10-13, 14-18)
6:55pm - Singlespeed, Cat 2 Men 50+, Clydesdale, Cat 2 Men 60+, Cat 3 Men 19-39, Cat 3 Men 40-49
7:30pm - Elite Men, Cat 1 Men U45, Cat 1 Men 45+, Elite/Cat 1 Women, Cat 2 Men U40, Cat 2 Men 40-49
- "Ultra Short Track" Team Relay Race
9:00pm - Series Awards & Raffle


Like last year, we will wrap up the last night of short track racing with an all-for-fun team relay race, which will be staged on the motocross track "under the big lights", starting at 8:15pm. This year, we have a record 28 teams signed up for the relay, including an all-junior team and no less than 3 teams of Camas Bike and Sport who will be riding in honor of a team mate and two family members who passed away this past year, after they lost their battle against cancer. Please cheer them on, when you see them out there... it will mean a lot for them!

A couple rules for the Team Relay race:
1) Every team has to have a designated team captain. If you plan to stage more than one team, you will have a unique team captain for each team.
2) Every team must submit their team roster with 10 unique racers via email by Wednesday 7/26. If there are still blank spots on your team roster, we will fill these with non-attached riders who like to race the team relay.
3) Each team will has to include at least 3 (three) women or junior racers.
4) We will use special team relay plates, which must be picked up at the pre-reg/info desk by the team captains before 8pm. Please hold off with distributing the relay plates until after the start of the Cat 1 race, so they don't accidentally end up showing in the regular races.
Note: relay racers racing with regular (non-relay) race plates will not be honored by the officials
5) Only racers who have registered/paid for a regular race earlier in the evening are allowed to race in the relay!
note: Portland Racing volunteers who worked during the races can race on a relay team, without racing a regular race.
6) Racers can race for only one relay team.
7) Each racer can race only one lap.
8) The relay race is JUST FOR FUN! Please make sure to enjoy it in good sportsmanship. Be courteous to fellow racers from other teams (we'll have racers of all ages and skill levels racing at the same time) and keep it safe.

Since we will only be using the motocross track, the laps will be ultra-short, ultra-fast and ultra-fun to race and/or watch. The hand-off between racers of the same team will be done madison-style (touch-and-go, with or without the slinging). Spectators are allowed anywhere along the course to cheer on the racers. Expect to see some flying finishes!

2017 Ultra Short Track Team Relay - Final Roster:
1. Cyclepath Racing
2. Stumptown Cycling Club
3. Metropolis Cycle Repair
4. Hammer Velo
5. Fast Fun Nice
6. Thunder Ridge Factory Team
7. Tuite
8. Team Lazy Tarantulas
9. Portland Bicycle Studio
10. Les Volontaires
11. Ruckus Test Team
12. Beermongers Cycling Club
13. Oregon Bike Shop
14. Rebound/Tireless Velo
15. bicycleattorney.com - A Squad
16. PDX Devo / Juniors of Short Track
17. bicycleattorney.com - B Squad
18. Camas Bike and Sport 1
19. Team Oregon
20. Camas Bike and Sport 2
21. Green Submarine Records
22. Camas Bike and Sport 3
23. Half Fast Velo - Team A
24. Trusty Switchblade
25. Half Fast Velo - Team B
26. Grouptrail Shredders
27. Dialed Cycling
28. Breadwinner Cycles

Series Awards/Prizes:
- Overall top 3 finishers in each category will receive a very unique Portland Short Track Series medal.
- Overall top 3 finishers in the Pro Men and Pro/Cat 1 Women category will receive cash prizes
(total purse: $750)
, courtesy of our title sponsor Hopworks Urban Brewing.
- Special "rotating" team trophy for the winners of the Team Relay.

Food & Drinks:
As usual, our food station will serve FREE Dave's Killer Bread PB&J sandwiches. Our title sponsor Hopworks Urban Brewery will come out again to sample their most popular organic summer ales to anyone over 21 and Nossa Familia will make an encore with their coffee cargo bike, serving free iced coffee and iced mochas!
Like previous weeks, the PIR concession stand will be open and serve burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, sodas and HUB beer! Please respect the PIR policies and do NOT bring any alcoholic beverages from outside the venue.
FREE Series Raffle (for all junior & adult racers in attendance):
In good tradition, we'll raffle off a boat load of great prizes provided by our sponsors Hopworks Urban Brewery, Yakima, Cyclepath, Bike Gallery,Lumberyard, Breadwinner Cycles, Portland Design Works, Chris King, Showers Pass, Nossa Familia Coffee, and Blaq Design. In addittion, our kids race sponsor Islabikes will raffle off an Islabikes kids bike among all kids who raced the series!


 Portland MTB Short Track Series