the race

WHAT THE HELL IS TROPHY CUP?

Probably the best thing you could be doing on a Tuesday night. Definitely the most fun you'll have at a bike race this year. 

JUNIORS RACE FREE

Thanks to Inhabit Real Estate all Juniors race Trophy Cup for free for the second season in a row! Be sure to thank Eric if you see him at the race. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Although the course is subject to change each evening, expect a fast early season course with a few technical sections. There will be 2-3 barrier sections each lap and plenty of opportunities to practice your cornering skills. There will be variety with a new course each week but all races will feature the signature off camber turns in the tree-filled section.

VENUE

The course, beer garden, registration, and first aid are located on the infield of the race track. You can reach the raceway by bicycle (always the preferred method) or via the MAX yellow line. Follow signs to motocross course. If you must drive, there is parking on the outside of the course. Please be cautious and aware that other cyclists will be present.

MECHANICAL SUPPORT

Mechanical support is graciously provided by Metropolis Cycles. They'll be on-hand each night for all of your last minute repairs.

LOCATION

Portland International Raceway (infield of race track)
1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217

Follow the main road once you've entered the Raceway until you see the party.

 

all juniors race for free! 

Inhabit Real Estate has generously sponsored the Junior races meaning that all Juniors race Trophy Cup for free for the second season in a row!

I can't wait to see more and more juniors out this season and I couldn't be more excited to have such a great partner in getting more juniors out racing.

All junior racers will need to do is register online or at the race. If you see Eric at the race, be sure to give him a big thank you (or hug) for making this happen.

race day schedule

Notes on categories:

  • Portland Trophy Cup is a safe and inclusive space for all

  • what were previously know as "men's" fields are open to all racers: men, women, and non-binary racers

  • Women's races are open to all cis-women, trans-women, and non-binary racers

  • Junior categories are considered open to all juniors, racers may select the race that they feel most comfortable racing

  • Non-elite athletes (Categories 5,4, and 3) may self-select the field, within their category, that best fits with their gender identity, or that they feel is most athletically and socially appropriate for competitive purposes

  • Elite athletes (Categories 2 and 1) may participate in the gendered field which is most athletically appropriate, as determined by OBRA and USA Cycling Transgender Athlete Participation Policies on Elite Competition

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT PERFECT AND OUR LANGUAGE IS still EVOLVING, we are doing what we can to include everyone who does not benefit from cis-male privilege

  • For more information about Being a good ally see this article at greaserag.org

  • OBRA RULES in regards to gender can be found in section 20 of the racing rules

  • discrimination or harassment of any type on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, or national origin is will not be tolerated at our events


4:45 PM

Registration Opens


5:00 PM

Clinic Hosted by Gladys Bikes

Open to all racers


5:15 PM

30 Minutes

  • Junior Women (Junior racers may choose their category as they see fit)
  • Junior Open (Junior racers may choose their category as they see fit)

5:50 PM

40 Minutes

  • Open 3/4 35+
  • Open 50+
  • Open 60+

6:35 PM

40 Minutes

  • Open Category 3/4
  • Open Beginner

7:20 PM

40 Minutes

  • Category 1/2 Women (Cis-Women, Trans-Women, and Non-Binary)
  • Category 3/4 Women (Cis-Women, Trans-Women, and Non-Binary)
  • Beginner Women (Cis-Women, Trans-Women, and Non-Binary)
  • Single Speed Women (Cis-Women, Trans-Women, and Non-Binary)

8:05 PM

45 Minutes

  • Open Category 1/2
  • Open Masters 1/2 35+
  • Open Single Speed

clinic presented by gladys bikes

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Each week Portland Trophy Cup will feature a clinic led by the Gladys Bikes Gladyators. Clinic skills will build each week and be specific to the challenges of that week’s course. Our goal is to prepare you for the course you will see in each evening’s race. These clinics will focus on getting beginner racers ready to challenge the evening’s race course.

Clinics will be held each Tuesday (September 4th-October 2nd) from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM. Both Beginner Women and Open Beginner racers will be finished with the clinic in time for their race start.

Skills to be taught:
– Preparing for your race
– Starts and clipping in
– Cornering
– Dismounting and Remounting
– Barriers and lifting/carrying your bike
– Run-ups
– Navigating traffic
– Equipment setup

Registration is located at the motocross tower in the center of the course. The clinic will be free for all racers.

volunteer

register

september 11 registration

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october 2 registration

rules/prizes

Preregistration race entry is $20, day-of registration will be available on-site for $25. If you would like to race a second category on the same night, registration fee for the second race is $10.

Inhabit Portland has again generously sponsored the Junior races meaning that all Juniors race Trophy Cup for free for the second season in a row! 

Portland Design Works is generously providing race entry for any WTF racer that is giving Trophy Cup a shot for the first time. To take advantage of this excellent opportunity just take part in one of the great clinics hosted by the Gladys Bikes Gladyators.

Breadwinner Cycles brings the holeshot prize of $50 at each race for the Women Single Speed & Open Single Speed.

Series prizes will be awarded to the top 3 riders of each category except Beginner and will total at least $6000. 

Our sponsors will also be providing prizes throughout the series as well as giving away great stuff at the awards party.

All racers must be current OBRA license holders. Licenses will be available at registration or can be purchased in advance online.

Weekly points are awarded 15 deep in each race.
Points schedule:
1st. 25
2nd. 20
3rd. 16
4th. 13
5th. 11
6th. 10
7th. 9
8th. 8
9th. 7
10th. 6
11th. 5
12th. 4
13th. 3
14th. 2
15th. 1

All five races count - NO PLACINGS ARE DROPPED.
Ties will be broken by greatest number of wins, or, if still tied, by the placing in the final race.

Double points given for those adhering to the Single Speedo rule in the Single Speed category. Activating this rule must be mentioned at the start line and may only be used once per rider per season.