What:  A support, training and social group for people who are curious about racing cyclocross.

Who: a diverse group of Riders. There are no age limits. No fitness tests. No fashion contests. All are welcome.

Why: Try something new. Meet some other Folks who ride bikes. Get muddy. Have fun. Repeat.


Does it cost anything?  Club membership is $50.

What does that include?

  • Classes taught by experienced riders
  • Special rates on bike rentals
  • And (most importantly) snacks at practices

What if I don't have a cyclocross bike'? One of the best things about cyclocross is that you can participate using a variety of different kinds of bikes -- you don't need one that is expressly designed for cross racing. Stop by or give us a ring if you're wondering whether or not your bike is 'cross appropriate. If not, we're offering 10% all 'cross bikes we sell for club members AND we'll have Liv Brava SLR cyclocross bikes available for rental. 

What if I'm not in good enough shape? Turns out that riding bikes is a great way to get in better shape! Also, there are no fitness tests for joining this club. All are welcome. 

Do I have to commit to racing the entire season? Nope. This is about giving cyclocross a try, not committing your soul to it. After our first race together, some will likely continue racing more, some might just continue cheering for them and choose not to race again. It's entirely up to you.

How do I sign up? Space is limited to 20 participants and you can register here. After you sign up, we'll be in touch soon after.

Questions? Email leah@gladysbikes.com for all the answers.

Practice Schedule

Week #1- August 14- 6pm

Topic: Introductions, Overview + Mounting and Dismounting

Location: Irving Park

Week #2- August 21- 6pm

Topic: Barriers (and how to get over them)

Location: Irving Park

Week #3- August 28- 6pm

Topic: Handling Hills and Corners

Location:  Irving Park


Race Day: Trophy Cup Opener on Tuesday, September 4

Location: Portland International Raceway

If you're not up for racing yet, this is also a great time to just come out to spectate and see a race in action!


Week #4- September 11- 6pm

Topic: Race Recap, Questions and Party!

Location: Irving Park -- and beyond!