Thank You Sir, May I Have Another

by Lucas Freeman on January 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

in Cyclocross Racing,Road Racing

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(left to right) Matt Fox, Serena Gordon, Damien Schmitt after the finale to the 2011 Thrilla cyclocross race series

According to a press release, USA Cycling (USAC) and Visit Bend have announced a one-year extension to their event hosting agreement to include the 2013 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships.

“In 2011, the event attracted a total attendance
of over 3,000 people for an average length-of-stay
of 8 nights. The estimated economic impact of the
five-day event exceeded $1 million dollars in
direct consumer spending.”

Doug LaPlaca, CEO of Visit Bend, commented via email that a good working relationship with USAC, as well as positive feedback from racers about the venue played important roles in Bend playing host for a third consecutive year.

Dates for the 2012 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships are set for September 5-9.

Micah Rice, Managing Director of National Events for USAC, added,

“We usually do 2 year deals with cities, but everyone was so excited about Bend this last year that everyone had pressure to extend the deal. Bend and Visit Bend do such a great job of rolling out the red carpet for our members that we brought it back by popular demand.”

In other racing news, here’s a listing of the Central Oregonians who will battle the double-digit cold and snow of Madison, WI in this year’s USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship races which start tomorrow (Wednesday).

  • Scott Peterson (Master 45-49)
  • Cole Sprague (singlespeed and at least one other category)
  • Alice Drobna (singlespeed and at least one other category)
  • Don Leet (Masters 60-64)
  • Cameron Beard (Junior 13-14)
  • Lance Haidet (Junior 15-16)
  • Keenan Reynolds (Junior 15-16)
  • Dawson Stallings (Junior 15-16)
  • Colonel Reynolds (Master 50-54)
  • Serena Gordon (Master 30-34 and at least one other category)
  • Colin Dunlap (Junior 17-18)
  • Brian Jorgensen (U23 19-22)
  • Matt Fox (Master 30-34 and at least one other category)
  • Damian Schmitt (Master 30-34 and at least one other category)
  • Ryan Trebon (Elite)

If you’d like to see races, click here for a live stream of the racing action.

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