Cascadia Dirt Cup Enduro: Portland Mountain Biking Mini Episode

Cascadia Dirt Cup Enduro: Portland Mountain Biking Mini Episode

Sometimes you just have to get the bike out of the garage and go ride no matter what the conditions are like. Nine days to go to the very first Cascadia Dirt Cup of the season and desperate to get some miles on the MTB I took to some local wet trails to dial in my suspension and get the legs moving.

Cascadia Dirt Cup Enduro: The Video Series!!!

Cascadia Dirt Cup Enduro: The Video Series!!!

I am racing the Cascadia Dirt Cup Enduro Series, and the first race is this Saturday! So what's the big deal? Well, I’ll be racing all five races and creating a video series documenting my experience. I’ll be covering everything from bike set up to race prep to talking with pros and

WTB Vigilante Mountain Bike Tire Review

WTB Vigilante Mountain Bike Tire Review

I've been running Maxxis Highrollers and Minions ever since I started Mountain Biking. This winter I wanted to try something different and ride something that was better suited for wet weather.

After doing some research, I pulled the trigger and picked up some WTB Vigilantes. Full disclosure I was able to get these tires at an industry discount which made the leap of faith that much easier. Money aside the reason I chose the Viginalte was for its huge Side Knobs and generous tread spacing.

COBRA Racing is Back!

COBRA Racing is back for 2019, and it's better than ever. 80+ people showed up on a Saturday evening to race bikes, cheer, and just hang out with friends. For many people, it's their first race, and for some, it's their first race living in Oregon. COBRA has a way of bringing people together. Everyone is there to support each other, the community comes first, and racing always comes second.


Cobra Racing is a Bicycle Motocross inspired bandit race in Portland, Oregon. Paying homage to BMX, Alley Cats, Cyclocross and all those who create something rad for their community.

Each racer is assigned a number plate and group number. Racers have three opportunities to qualify for the main event. These qualifying races are called motos. Motos are one lap. Pedal hard! Top 2 from each moto make it into the main event.

COBRA Racing provides equal payout for WTF and Men categories.

Photography by Gritchelle Fallesgon

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I call it bandit-cross, but to label a COBRA race as “cross” really isn’t accurate as it is also part BMX derby and part Grateful Dead concert. It is well-organized, exceedingly fair, and remarkably efficient. Everyone who is there helps take the course down and clean up at the end; to not is to be an asshole. After - adjourn for drinks and podiums. It’s not everyone’s jam and that’s cool. I think bandit racing is what cyclocross was in the U.S. in its infancy (and which still floats through its soul). Push at the edges; question why; go hard; gather together; have fun; run what you brung.
— Drew Coleman

Photography by Miguel Lopez

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The first @cobraracingpdx race of the season was in a few words fucking rad...
— @dd_freezee

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