Coast Hills Classic

Published: May 11, 2012 by admin Filed under: News Sports
We're warming up for another exciting cycling season and just returned from covering the Coast Hills Classic last weekend -- our first mountain bike event of 2012!

The city of Newport brought mountain biking back to the coast this year with an awesome course featuring gorgeous ocean views, open meadows, sick downhill, gnarly single track, killer climbs, and a muddy course. Stay tuned to CrankMyChain for our forthcoming video capturing all the action, scenery and sunshine! Thanks to presenting sponsor Bike Newport for throwing down an awesome party Saturday night and showing us their amazing coastal hospitality.

Congratulations to winners Ross Brody of Lake Oswego and Sue Butler of Portland! Way to represent at the coast!!

Help Team CrankMyChain at the 2011 The Amgen People's Coast Classic

Published: Sep 11, 2011 by admin Filed under: Exclusives News Sports
Team CrankMyChain is doing its civic duty by cranking out 380 miles in order to raise funds for the arthritis foundation. Our goal is to raise $2500 by the end of this week. Won't you help? The link to donate to Team CrankMyChain is here: Why support the Arthritis Foundation? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are over 50 million people in the United States diagnosed with arthritis, which is over one-fifth of the general population. Their estimate grows to 67 million, or one-quarter of the general population, by the year 2030. Arthritis is a disease that affects people of all demographics, including 300,000 children affected by chronic auto-immune diseases conditions. The CDC also estimates that roughly one-third of diagnosed cases of arthritis result in some form of limited mobility or disability and costs the US economy $128 billion annually. The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Founded in 1948, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Pacific Northwest Chapter covers Washington, Oregon and Alaska. The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis. For every dollar raised by the Arthritis Foundation: 49¢ goes towards funding research approved by our Peer Review Process. 19¢ goes towards Public Education programs, such as our Kids and Teens camps. 8¢ goes towards Patient and Community Services, such as Lifestyle Improvement exercise programs. 4¢ goes towards Professional Education programs, updating medical providers on the latest in arthritis treatment. 10¢ cents goes towards Fundraising efforts. 10¢ cents goes towards Administrative costs.

CrankMyChain!Band at Doug Fir Tonight

Published: Jul 5, 2010 by admin Filed under: Music Sports

Independence Day weekend lives on! 

Join us at Doug Fir tonight for Team Beer Goldsprints (6 socialize, 7 race).  Bring a friend and challenge them to racing (or doing a shooter and then racing).  Here' a music vid from last months races:

My band CrankMyChain! will be performing the race music (12-second pyscobilly shorts) and then we'll do a set of songs after they announce the winners around 9pm.

Declare your independence!


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