Cross Crusade Turns Twenty How Oregon's insanely popular cyclocross series advanced women's racing

Tina Brubaker, a cheery, petite powerhouse, fondly remembers racing cyclocross in Oregon in 1994, just one year after the Cross Crusade series was established. With a roaring fire, cold beers and even a brother-sister duo that sang and played the banjo, those early races, which attracted approximately 50 racers and were often held at a fellow racer’s farm in the Willamette Valley, were easy-going affairs.