2019 Portland Trophy Cup Race 1

2019 Portland Trophy Cup Race 1

The Trophy Cup is back every Tuesday at the Portland International Raceway aka PIR. It's that time of the year that Portlander's dust off their Cyclocross bikes and prepare for a long season of riding bikes in the circles.

Last year I raced every Trophy Cup Race but this time around I've decided to opt out, shoot photos, and hang with friends. I had a long season of racing Mountain Bikes (more on that later) with one race to go. I am all raced out but always stoked to check out the action, shoot photos, and hang with friends.

Below are a video and some photos I shot of the first race of the year. Enjoy!


The Cyclocross Crusade at the Deschutes Brewery is probably one of the biggest cyclocross events in the United States. The venue is massive and Oregon turned up! 


This descent was rowdy! 

Team vibes. Thanks for the beer Team Oregon! 

Ride ups and run ups. 

Left: Charlie is a Land Shark connoisseur.
Right: Ethan sends it for the crowd.  

Randall keeping it up right....

Ladies shred too...


Proper skids...

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The Party Is Over

Nothing like a night of cyclocross, hand-ups and Burrito Azteca to make you realize you need to take a step back. The party is over. 


Fuck yes!!!


Sometimes you jump the barriers and sometimes you dont...


Craig is back!!!


Pro as fuck


Yeah Ryan!


Lucas doesn't give a fuck!

The Women's field was ripping the course. 

Men 3/4 

Men 1/2 + Singlespeed. Barriers were jumped, Twix hand ups, $$$ hand ups, Jameson hand ups and a whole lot of heckling. 


See you next week.

Cross, Rain and Good Times at the Portland Trophy Cup Race 2

Trophy Cup just keeps getting better and better. Last night's race was full of rain, tacky dirt and a whole lot of good times. Enjoy the photos and see you all out there next week! 

I am trying not to be biased in my coverage but I mean Tay is looking damn good racing her first year in 1/2's. Also those Team Coastal skinsuits are pretty rad! 


Damn Jake.


I don't use Flickr and I took a lot of photos. I apologize for all of these small galleries. 

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Racers getting pitted...

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Team Coastal at Trophy Cup Race 1

Cyclocross is officially going off in Portland and the first Trophy Cup race of the year is a wrap. 


We started a team this year! Friends, cool kits, bikes, racing and beer. It doesn't get any better!  

Clint and crew put together a fantastic race. Trophy Cup has seemed to become a new classic in the Portland race scene symbolically lighting the torch for the beginning of the cyclocross season. The course is long and flowy with plenty of challenges per lap. The crowd of people by the barriers and trees creates an immensely fun energy that racers and spectators look for all season long.
— Ryan Butler
A big thank you for everybody who came out last night for first week of Trophy Cup. We had a few hiccups with registration and I want to extend an apology for that. We held the races as long as we could but I think a couple of folks may have missed their race. If that happened to you, get in touch. Your race is covered next week and I’ll buy you a tamale. I promise, the tamales are really good.
— Portland Trophy Cup

Team Coastal Race Results

Beginner Women 3/4
14 - Tina Summers
18 - Shellie Cowling

Women 1/2
9 - Taylor Snider

Women Singlespeed
10 - Gritchelle Fallesgon
11 - Erin Smith

Master Men 3/4
20 - Chris Friedrich

Men 3/4
14 - Matthew Wilkins

Men 1/2
16 - Christopher San Agustin

Men Singlespeed
19 - Matthew Wilkins
16 - Forest Wilson
30 - Leopold Jung
33 - Ryan Butler

Click here for the full results

Photos provided by Gritchelle, Chris and Jeff. 

For more information about Team Coastal head over to our team page!