Welcome to another great season of Tuesday Night PIR. As many of you know, Jeff Mitchem has been running Tuesday Night PIR for the past 16 years. In that time he has made it a staple in the OBRA scene and an important part of our summer racing schedule. Jeff decided last year that he was going to pursue some other ventures and offered to hand the race off to us, William Laubernds and Clint Culpepper. We're extremely excited to take the reigns of one of the strongest weekly bicycle race series in the country and we look forward to seeing everybody out at the racetrack this summer. Despite the change in race promotors, Tuesday PIR will be very similar to what everyone is used to with a few upgrades:
Monthly Series Leader's Jerseys presented by Castelli:
In their continuing commitment to the Oregon bike racing scene, Castelli has stepped up big yet again to deliver jerseys to the winners for the 4/5, 3/4, and 1/2/3 fields. These jerseys will be iconic and let everyone in town know you reigned supreme for an entire month at Tuesday PIR. Not to mention you will get a free jersey from the best technical manufacturer in the business. Huge thanks to Castelli for making this happen.
1/2/3 Team Competition presented by Hopworks Urban Brewery
In an effort to build on the team tactics and organization that PIR is known for, we are also offering a Team Competition presented by Hopworks Urban Brewery. This team competition is for the 1/2/3s only this year. The top three riders from each team will be scored each night. At the end of the month, the top three teams with the most points will win a $100, $75, and $50 giftcard to Hopworks. This is a great opportunity to work on your tactics during the race and work on your team cohesion after the race with food and drinks at Hopworks Bike Bar on north Williams, just two miles from PIR). Huge thanks to Hopworks for helping make this happen. Also, don't be surprised to see their wonderful beer out on Tuesday nights for premes for all categories.
Overall Season Winner
TBD (but sure to be great!)
Juniors Only Race:
To start off the night PDX Devo will be running a juniors only race at 6pm. This is a short race open to all juniors. This race is free for all juniors, so parents, make sure to bring out your kids. PDX Devo coaches will ride the race with the juniors, then be able to ride with juniors post race so parents can race. We look forward to having the whole family out.
Online Registration, Season Passes and Team Passes
We're excited to announce that online registration will be available for single day registration, season passes as well as team passes. Complete information is available on the registration page.
Sponsors and Prizes:
To be announced shortly.
The schedule will remain mostly the same, however, in an effort to ensure minimal field overtakes, we adjusted the start times slightly, this is to help ensure that we get in the laps we all want.
6:00pm - Juniors (Hosted by PDX DEVO)
6:20pm - Category 4
6:25pm - Category 5
6:40pm - Category 1/2/3
6:45pm - Category 3/4
New Media Outlets
Tuesday Night PIR is now on the web at TuesdyNightPIR.com and you can check in for all the latest updates on series and nightly results as well as regular updates. Also, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates on weather, course direction, what side numbers go on, planned number of laps, etc.