Vintage Weekend with OMRRA – 16-17 August!

Head up to Portland International Raceway for VINTAGE WEEKEND with the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association:  August 16th and 17th.  SAVE THE DATE and pass the word.

Saturday the 16th includes parade laps, judged vintage bike show, field games, and plenty of vintage (and modern) motorcycle road racing.  Thanks to the Flying Fifteen Motorcycle Club, Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists, and Nourishment for their participation.

Sunday the 17th brings more vintage and modern road racing, plus some offbeat antics courtesy of See See Motor Coffee.

$10 gets you in the gate, and there’s free camping Saturday night!  Bring a tent, bring your friends and family, and bring a minibike (or two).

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Movie Night!

Join us for a documentary about motorcycle pioneer John Penton. This will probably sell out, so buy tix in advance!
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“Obviously he had a bad connection from his brain to pain” – Dick Mann
PENTON: The John Penton Story 

7:30pm Friday, August 22

Clinton Street Theater,

2522 SE Clinton St., Portland
Get more details and watch the trailer here.

GOLDRUSH RIDE!

The annual Goldrush Ride is coming up!

What: ride the best roads in Oregon to Sumpter (night 1) and Heppner (night 2).
When: Saturday-Monday, July 19-21
Meet at 8am at the ZigZag Inn (in Welches on Hwy 26) for breakfast and maps.
Ride leaves at 9am.

Where to Stay: We’ll have camping areas available in Sumpter and Heppner. It’s up to you to claim and pay for your camp spot ($10/person each night). More details on this at the ride launch.

For hotel rooms in Sumpter, call the Depot Inn: (541) 894-2522
For hotel rooms Sunday night in Heppner, call the Northwestern: (541) 676-9167

Breakfast will be available for cheap from the Sumpter Breakfast Club on Sunday morning.

* Remember to bring plenty of cash! Several of the businesses along the route (gas stations, etc.) don’t take cards.

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New Racer Workshop! Thursday, 26 June

We’ll be hosting a New Racer Workshop on THURSDAY, 26 June, at MotoFactory.  FREE!

If you race, want to race, or are just curious about what-all is involved in racing, swing on by and hang out with a bunch of likeminded folks. We’ll have answers to your questions, plus hot and cold refreshments.

 Address: 3108 SE 50th Ave, Portland, OR 97206
Doors open at 6:15 PM for meet ‘n’ greet.
Workshop starts at 6:45 PM.

Still Racey After All These Years

Big weekend for the Club at PIR! OMRRA’s June round was a blast with some great battles, lots of podiums and Austin’s first First!

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Saturday Trophage

 

Sunday's haul

Sunday’s haul

Bring on Vintage Weekend, July 26-27!

Mega-ish-TSD – Saturday!

2014 Time Speed Distance Rally
June 14th, 2014
 
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This year’s edition of the Time Speed Distance Rally (TSD) which will take place on the beautiful backroads of Multnomah and Washington counties.
Riders will encounter varied surfaces, terrains, and  a few peacocks as they navigate a three leg course and the finale scramble. Participation is free and instructions on the TSD rally format will be given before 1:00pm start time. If you joined us on this ride in the past then you know what a blast it is. If you haven’t then come on out!
DATE:                       Saturday, June 14th, 2014
STARTING POINT:    Skyline Tavern, 8031 NW Skyline Blvd, Portland, OR 97229
RIDERS MEETING:    12:30pm
STARTING TIME:       1:00pm
AFTER PARTY:           5:00pm (Location to be announced at rally)

Another day at the races

We had a great weekend at the race track this May, and after the first two rounds of the OMRRA season, SFRC members are on top in the points for four different classes.  Check out the media frenzy, too!

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450_superbikeWith Jared’s Montesa now fully operational, Andrew contemplating a bike swap, and Travis bringing the KTM Supermoto out, June’s chicane weekend promises to be a good one.  See you there, 21-22 June!

Munns to race Manx GP

SFRC member Jon Munns will be racing the Manx Grand Prix in 2014!  Jon is one of several racers representing the United States in this prestigious race.

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We’ll keep you posted on details as they become available.  Jon is hard at work finishing the bike build for the race.  Go! Go! GO!!!!!!

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Season Opener! SUNDAY, May 4

Join us for a full day of fantastic twisties! We have an all-new route this year with a few roads that we’re willing to bet most folks have never laid a tire on.
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May 4th, that’s a SUNDAY (take note shop folks!)
The ride is free as always, and there’s even a free raffle. Route is around 250ish miles.
Meet at Kenton Station (8303 N. Denver Ave.) at 8:30 a.m.
Depart at 10:00 sharp!

 

The alleys have never looked cleaner

Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Alley Sweeper!

"Running a little bit hot tonight ... I can barely see the alleys from the heat coming off ... sometimes, I reach down between my legs ... and ease reserve on ..."

“Running a little bit hot tonight … I can barely see the alleys from the heat coming off … sometimes, I reach down between my legs … and ease reserve on …”

Who doesn’t love the Cookie Monster!??!  Props to Tom Stein for the photo.

The Easter Bunny was briefly taken into custody but released after paying a small chocolate fine.

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Thanks to Johnny2K for the photo!

OMRRA – Round One

Had a great first weekend with OMRRA earlier this month. Together the SFRC Race Team brought home a half-dozen trophies and had a blast to boot.

The next race weekend is 17-18 May. Stop by the pits and say hello!

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Alley Sweeper Urban Enduro

It’s here! Your friendly neighborhood alley sweeper, a chance to explore some of Portland’s public alleyways by motorcycle.

When: meet at 9:30am Saturday, April 19

Where: N Tillamook Street, just off Interstate Ave

What? Show up for breakfast and route map/details at 9:30am. Ride is free (though we’ll have t-shirts for sale, and donations are always appreciated). Feel free to wear your Sunday best, or get creative with a costume. See you there!

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McTrack

We headed down to the Mac Track in March and turned a bunch of laps in the unexpected sunshine.

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Here Jacob Redmond shows Tucker Fransen the fast way around the track.

Public Relations

It’s not all Energy Drink Company sponsored dance-parties and “authentic real spontaneous riding” film shoots at SFRC Racing. Here we see Travis taking time-out to sign doo-rags for the little’uns  between heats down at the Salem Flat-track races! Way to go T-bag!

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New Racer Workshop – Wednesday, 12 February

The Sang-Froid Riding Club presents an informational New Racer Workshop at CycleTune on Wednesday, 12 February.

Address: 3628 SE 33RD Place Portland, Oregon 97202
When: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)
Refreshments provided.
FREE

If you race motorcycles, want to race, or are just curious about racing, swing on by and hang out with a bunch of likeminded folks. This event is in support of the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA).

We road race (and have won championships) in multiple classes, from vintage to lightweight to modern superbikes – no matter what you are interested in there will be someone to talk to.

We’ll have answers to your questions, including:

How much does it cost to race? What kind of bike can I race?
Can I race my streetbike?
What kind of preparation is required for my bike?
How can I make racing cheaper?
Why should I race instead of doing track days?
Can I race with the riding gear I have?
Where can I learn more?
What shops support racers?
Can I make money racing?

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Flat track school

During Snowmageddon, Travis, Andrew, and Patrick headed down to Salem for local go-faster Andy DiBrino’s first-ever flat track school.  The icy roads on the way down set the tone for the day, and we had fun turning laps around the indoor track.

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Andy did a great job with the school and is already looking forward to the next one.  Champ Brad Baker and Sammy Halbert alternated on-track sessions with us, we did our best to pick up some pro tips (and share a few of our own, of course).

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