Healthy Living on November 19, 2008 by

Kids and dogs eat oats, wouldn’t you?

Last Sunday marked the last official Cyclocross race for our team. It was a gloriously foggy, fall day caked in mud where the Hillsboro Fair Grounds gave new meaning to walking gingerly. Bikers hustled through puddles that more closely resembled ponds and often found it easier to traverse the course carrying their steeds than trying to ride them.

Our team showed extra spirit this week while riding and slinging oats. There was an overall sense of excitement in the air. Working at each of these events has been rewarding for me personally. Just feeling the buzz in the air and handing over steaming bowls of oatmeal to mud covered grown-ups, over-bundled kiddies and even a dog or two, is invigorating. The energy is palpable and you find yourself hopping obstacles on your way across the grounds just to get in on a bit of the action.

While I may not be ready to throw my hat in the ring next year, I am looking forward to being part of this amazing community of cyclists. With the help of Cross Crusaders, our riders have raised $3,457 for the Community Cycling Center. That’s nearly 70 bikes for kids in need! I can’t think of a better way to start the holiday season.

If you haven’t made it to a race yet, it’s not too late. The Portland Cup: US Grand Prix race is December 6-7 at the Portland International Raceway. Come on out, support the riders and get some hot oatmeal!


Amanda says:

As a runner, I love companies that support athletes. I have been an oatmeal eater for years and finally made the switch to organic last year with Bob’s because it was easy and healthy and tasty! Keep up the good work!

Joe says:

Bicycles are about at the top of the list of best inventions. I look forward to the return of warm weather and my biking.

Oatmeal is a very big part of my diet. Bob’s Red Mill is the best.

Jim says:

Thanks for your support of the Cross Crusade races. What a great product! I really dig it, and thanks again!

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