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. Thatâ€™s nearly 70 bikes for kids in need! I canâ€™t think of a better way to start the holiday season.
If you havenâ€™t made it to a race yet, itâ€™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!