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Cyclocross Racing

Building on fundraising efforts started with the Future Cross races this past September, the team at Powered by Bowen Sports Performance is hosting the 2nd Annual CXMas Party this Saturday with proceeds to benefit Oregon Junior racers traveling to Madison, WI for the US Cyclocross National Championships this January. Event Details Date: 12/6, Thursday Time: […]

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Costumed racers, a ferris wheel, warehouse party, and cyclocross. Just your average Halloween in Bend. Images courtesy of Brian Nelson, www.541images.com. ###

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This week’s comment contest prize: a pair of cozzy Giro Blaze 2 winter cycling gloves from Sunnyside Sports. The potential aerodynamic deficiencies of my costume for yesterday’s Cross Crusades Halloween race weren’t apparent until the ladybug next to me on the starting line pointed out that my wings could create a lot of drag. “But […]

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Too much of a good thing, can be bad, no? Choices of where to eat, drink and relax abound in Bend. If you’re coming to visit for an upcoming race this fall, we thought you might want to hear a racer’s take on favorite watering holes or cheap places to eat while you visit. While […]

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“’Cross is like this giant family you get to see every fall. I love the camaraderie. This sport I love so much is continually giving back to me.” – Tina Brubaker When Tina Brubaker competed in her first Cross Crusade race in 1994, she couldn’t have imagined what the startup regional cyclocross series would become. […]

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Newly minted Bend resident Barry Wicks is featured in cyclocross film This Thursday, Henry Abel and the folks at Pine Mountain Sports will once again be hosting a movie night for biking aficionados. Appropriate to the season and this weekend’s Halloween Cyclocross Crusade races in Bend, the film being screened is The Cyclocross Meeting.

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Editor’s Note: Adam Craig, who lives in Bend and races professionally for the Rabobank-Giant Off-Road Team, caught up with Serena Gordon, also of Bend, while the two were in Fort Collins for the Smartwool Cup. It’s the 2nd stop of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross series, whose finale will be in Bend this December. […]

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The Thrilla Cyclocross Race Series enjoyed its finale yesterday as riders in the mid-week race chased daylight. Race organizer Kevin Gorman of Webcyclery commented that he’d been hoping for rain to tamp down some of the course moon dust. He felt it might have encouraged an even bigger racing field, adding though that it likely […]

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A rainy night and cooler temperatures were welcome developments for Bend’s cyclocross racers who’ve become accustomed to warm, dusty Thrilla races the last two Thursdays. Course designer and one of the organizing forces behind Sunday’s Future Cross race, Bart Bowen, mixed in changes in surface (sand, grass, pavement, and dirt), tight-turns with climbs and descents, […]

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A few new races fill in the gaps Many ‘cross racers, maybe somewhat surprisingly, begin checking the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association’s race calendar in the spring, eager to see what cyclocross races are coming down the pike; watching, planning and feeling anticipation throughout the summer as each race is announced and posted. And so there […]

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