Just have to gloat about the historical and unparalleled sweetness of the Cross Crusade series in Portland. At Alpenrose we had the largest participatory cyclocross race in world history with over 1,000 racers at one race. The scene here you got to see to believe, there's nothing like it. We've got unicyclists racing in faux fur, C level racers in nothing but speedos, a dedicated Clydesdale category, and some of the best pro racers in the country all mixing together. The thrones of fans clanging their cowbells surely lift our dilapidated spirits as we wind world-class courses. Not to mention Sascha White himself with a booth showcasing his awe-inspiring Vanilla Speedvagen cross bikes, pre-ride coffee offered by Chris King and some of the best post-ride microbrews offered as prizes at each race. Oh yeah, and a series sponsored, season long treasure hunt with a grand prize of a trip to Torrino, Italy for the World Championships.