The Grand Prix Tina Brubaker is a Cyclocross Series composed of nine independently promoted CX races. These great independent races kick off the OBRA Cyclocross season and run through the very end in December. Riders from any state are welcome to race the GPTB. Series overall awards and prizes will be handed out at the GPTB series end party, the first week of December. Come experience some amazing cyclocross courses, competitive racing and exciting new race venues.
Category C, Clydesdale*
Masters Category C 35+
Masters B 35+, Masters 50+, Masters 60+, Jrs 12+
Kiddie Kross A & B
Category A Men & Women, Masters Category A 35+
Women: Category B, Category C, Beginners
Masters 35+ A, B, & 45+, Jrs 10+
Category B and Single Speed
Promoter and/or officials reserves the right to change your category.
(* Clydesdale=200+ lbs.)
Follow the "register" links to upcoming races to register. Individual races range in price from $5-$25 per race.
The best seven out of nine placings in the series will count in the final tally (dropping the two races with the fewest points). Riders must race in at least 5 races for the overall series. Series prizes will be awarded at the series end party. There will be no BAR points for the series, only the individual races.
Points will be rewarded to the top 30 placings according to this schedule. Series scoring follows this criteria and team scoring follows this criteria. Reminder: only your top 7 results count and a minimum of 5 race results needed to have a series overall final ranking. Point totals and point standings will be handled by Athletepath and we'll link to them each week in the updates.
A short podium ceremony will follow each finish at the races. A GPTB leaders jersey provided by Castelli will be awarded to the leader of select categories during a short podium ceremony after their race. The points leader of each category is required to wear their leader's jersey while they maintain their lead.
To ensure a high level of quality racing, fields will be limited to 75 racers per category
Points for the series are being tracked here at Athletepath. They will continue to be updated after each race.
The deadline for a full series registration has passed, but you can follow "register" links on the race list above to register online for each event.
Day of first race: Register at the event, but arrive early enough to get in line. Day-of-event registration for each individual race will be available at each race venue, and will be based on the independent promoters' fee structure. You can find online registration links on the individual race flyers. Save time by printing out an OBRA waiver (PDF) and completing it at home.
Yes, we will have GPTB shirts for sale at events!
OBRA membership required for all riders. Single race memberships are available for $5.00. Season OBRA memberships are available for $20.00. Junior season memberships are free.
A combined prize list well over $5,000 across the series. Every series race provides their own prize list at each individual race (cash and/or merchandise). MetaFilter will be provding a $3,500 Cash award for Elite men's and women's final series podium finishers ($1,000 1st, $500 2nd, $250 3rd). Equal payout.
Our final results are now posted here, thanks again everyone that raced and enjoyed the series.
This Thursday, December 6th is our annual awards party for the GPTB series winners. Come to Upper Echelon Fitness starting at 7pm. Full details on their site.
The rains finally appeared for the Ninkrossi race at Washougal MX park in Southern Washington. A deceptively small course featured lots of ups and downs and a fair bit of the slippery stuff as the skies offered up a touch of rain throughout the day. Results are up at Athletepath. Photos from the event are trickling in as well (1, 2)
Another amazing day of racing in the warm sun took place at Heiser Farms, where 365 racers battled the bumps, dust, gravel, mud, and jumps. The pumpkin cannon blasted in the background as racers jostled for positions. Race results are up at Athletepath. Photos from the event are available (1) as well as Kent Johnston's amazing video of the day's racing and fun around the farm.
Riders wanted a tough race and they certainly got it in Vancouver, WA this past Saturday. It was a sunny mostly warm day coupled with a course that featured drops, climbs, and so much sand that most riders' shoes were filled by the end of the race. Race results are up on Athletepath. Photos from the day are here (1, 2, 3)
The amazing early season weather continued for today's second edition of Het Meer at Vancouver Lake Park. The course had something for everyone, featuring the killer sand beach, a forest filled with twists, and an all-out gravel road crit race. Photos from the day feature a lot of crashes in the sand (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and results are posted on OBRA. Next up, Double Cross!
A perfect day in Vancouver helped launch this year's Grand Prix Tina Brubaker series. A race report is up on Oregon Cycling Action. Photos from the day are already online (1, 2). Results are posted as well. Thanks everyone for coming out and making the kick-off event so great!
Shirts have arrived from the printers. They are black American Apparel 50/50 soft t-shirts in both Women's (scoop neck, shorter sleeves) and Men's fitted sizes. The logo is show on the front as an outline in Gold Glitter print and the shirts will be selling for $15 starting tomorrow at the first David Douglas race. Look for them near the registration desk starting tomorrow after 10am.
One cool feature of going with Athletepath for registration is that they furnish start lists of registered racers before the event. If you're racing this weekend at the first David Douglas event and you're wondering if your nemesis is also registered to race you can always check the start lists. And for those racing the A class, former cyclocross national champion Ryan Trebon will be racing at the first event.
Looks like the site is up for Zaandercross coming later in September as well as the course preview video above.
If you'd like to skip the lines at registration and ensure you'll always fall within the 75 rider limits at GPTB races, be sure to sign up during the month of August for the entire series pass. Athletepath is not only handling registration, but also doing all our scoring and point tallies for the series leaders in every category. In addition, Athletepath offers the following features:
- Simple Registration with integrated notifications to friends & teammates who "follow" you.
- Instantly updated start lists for all series races.
- Personalized Results & Stats delivered via Text & Email - sent to racers & followers.
- Automatic Series Standings for Individuals & Team Standings.
- Optional facebook & twitter posting of race results.
Here's a mockup of what the leaders jersey each category winner will get each week from Castelli. They were a big hit last season and caused some competitive races-within-races for riders wanting to get the jersey and keep it for as long as possible. It's a great high quality jersey you'll be proud to earn racing each week.
The 2012 Season is almost here and we are gearing up for an exciting series of nine races in the Pacific Northwest. It all kicks off September 1st at David Douglas park outside of Vancouver, Washington. Be sure to skip the lines and pre-register for the series (or just the race) before the end of August to save a few bucks on day-of fees. We are just getting started and will be announcing more things soon.