This year’s installment of the Grand Prix will honor Candi Murray. Candi is
well known as the fair but strong matriarch of competitive cycling in
Oregon and SW Washington. From the early days (as the OCA) to the current
Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, Candi has been the benevolent Executive
Director. She has passed the torch to Kenji, but still stays involved. We
love her for years of dedication to our cycling community. Let’s have fun
celebrating Candi with the GPCM this year.
The ‘Grand Prix Candi Murray’ is a Cyclocross Series composed of seven
independently promoted CX races. These great independent races kick off the
OBRA Cyclocross season and run through the end of October. Racers from any
state are welcome to race the GPCM. Series overall awards and prizes will
be handed out at the GPCM series end party, in October.
Come experience some amazing cyclocross courses, competitive racing and
exciting race venues.
*RACE SCHEDULE for the 2017 GPCM:*
🌐 Sept. 2, 2017 *David Douglas CX*, David Douglas Park, Vancouver, WA
🌐 Sept. 9, 2017 *Het Meer CX*, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
🌐 Sept. 16, 2017 *Zaaldercross*, Alderbrook Park, Brush Prairie, WA
🌐 Sept. 23, 2017 *Ninkrossi CX*, Washougal MX Park, Washougal, WA
🌐 Sept. 30, 2017 *Heiser Farm CX*, Heiser Farm, Dayton, OR
🌐 Oct. 14, 2017 *Washougal CX*, Washougal MX Park, Washougal, WA
🌐 Oct. 28, 2017 *Luscher Farm Crosstoberfest*, Lake Oswego, OR
*ONLINE REGISTRATION / SERIES PASS*
Two ways to register and purchase the *GPCM Series Pass* (All require an OBRA
1. *Online Pre-registration for the Series Pass:*
All Categories ($180 series/ 7 races)
Juniors ($95 series/ 7 races)
Online Registration http://obra.org/events/25680/register. (Online
Pre-registration closes September 1st at 5pm).
2. *Day of first race (David Douglas CX):* Register for the series pass at
the first 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
fliers. Save time by printing out an OBRA waiver (PDF) and completing it at
Individual races: Look for flier links soon.
*CASTELLI LEADERS JERSEY*
A GPCM 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.
Points will be rewarded to the top 30 placings for each race. The best 6
out of 7 placings in the series will count in the final tally (dropping the
1 race with the fewest points). Racers 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 and series standings will be managed by OBRA.
Points for the series will be complied by OBRA. They will be updated a few
days after each race. There will be no point percentage transfer when
upgraded this year.
To ensure a high level of quality racing, fields will be limited to 75
racers per category.
Yes, we will have GPCM shirts for sale at all events!
A combined prize list of well over $4,500 across the series. Every series
race provides their own prize list at each individual race (cash and/or
‘Sellwood Cycle Repair ’ will be providing a
$2,500 Cash/Gift Certificate purse for all categories (Cash – 1/2’s / G.C.
and product – all other categories). Equal payout.
Visit cyclocross.gp to find more information on the prize list,
registration, merchandise and links to all the fliers for the events.
You can also find updates at our facebook page and twitter.