Thursday, April 23, 2009

Construction Project Nixes Mt. Tabor Circuit Race

The Mt. Tabor Circuit Race has been postponed due to a City of Portland construction project near the Upper Reservoir, according to promoter Nathan Hobson. It appears from this photo (left) of last year's criterium stage of the Mt. Hood Classic professional race in May that these projects have been ongoing for nearly a year.

From Hobson's announcement to the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association members:
"Unfortunately, the road construction project on the Upper Reservoir road on Mount Tabor has forced the cancellation of the May 16th, 2009 Mount Tabor Circuit Race. I am working diligently with the Portland Parks and Recreation department as well as with OBRA to find a suitable date to reschedule the event."
Hobson said Velo on the Vocano, also known as the Mt. Tabor Series, which starts June 3, should be ready to go on time. However, as with all construction projects, there are no guarantees as to when the job will be finished and the road opened for racing.