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OBRA Criterium Championships p/b Franz Bakery

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Rise to the top!

In its fifth year, the Franz Bakery Criterium has been selected to host the Oregon Bicycle Racing Criterium Championships.  This is an 8-corner criterium located in Portland's Central Eastside.  The wide-open streets provide lots of open space to move around in the field.

OBRA Criterium Championship

This race will be the 2014 OBRA Criterium Championship.  All individuals are allowed to race in this   event, however, only annual OBRA members will be eligible for championship awards.

Race Format

Unlike previous years were a points race format was utilized, this year's criterium will be run as a traditional criterium.  The lap prize for the senior men and senior women's races will still be available.

Schedule of Races

Schedule to be determined.

Registration Details

Day of Race: Adults $30, $15 for Juniors 
Additional Races: $15 per race
Day of Race registration will open at 10:30 a.m.  Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the race.

Prizes (prizes are minimums)

Over $2,500 in cash/merchandise, three deep in each category (10 deep for Senior Women and Senior Men).  The Senior Women and the Senior Men’s races will feature a $5 per lap prize in addition to lap primes which will be announced prior to the start of each race.

Medals for the top 3 in all championship races.


Membership & Licenses

OBRA membership required for all riders. Single race memberships are available for $5.00. Season OBRA memberships are available for $25.00.

Helmets are required.


A wide-open 8-corner course over 1.13km.  Two shallow inclines will bring out the burn over 40-feet of vertical climbing per lap.  The course is located in NE Portland near Franz's Bakery.

The start/finish line and registration will be located at NE 10th and NE Flanders.




From the North (Vancouver, WA)

  • Take I-5 South to exit 300B toward US-26 E/OR-99E/OMSI/Oregon City
  • Keep left at fork following signs for Oregon City and merge onto SE Morrison Bridge
  • Take first left onto SE Grand Ave
  • Turn right onto Couch Ave.

From the South (Salem, OR)

  • Travel north on I-5
  • Take exit 300 for I-84 E/US-30 E toward Portland Airport/The Dalles
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Omsi/Central Eastside Industrial District and merge onto SE Yamhill St
  • Turn right at SE 3rd Ave
  • Take the 1st left onto SE Taylor St
  • Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto SE Grand Ave
  • Turn right at E Burnside St
  • Turn left at NE 11th Ave


OBRA and the organizers of this race do not provide insurance coverage for injuries that occur at the race. The costs related to those injuries are the responsibility of the individual participant. Helmets must be worn at all times while on a bike.  Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry for any reason.  Promoter reserves the right to combine fields.

There will be no parking on NE 11th between NE Flanders and Glisan

Contact Information

Charles Warner, Race Director/Promoter
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