Where is the competition venue?
The competition venue is in the Old Mill District in the heart of Bend and on the banks of the Deschutes River. The race course winds through the open fields to the south of Les Schwab Amphitheater then crosses Shevlin Hixon Road before it meanders through the grass fields of Deschutes Brewery. Click here to see a map of the course. The course is a short drive or bike ride from most hotels in Bend and, being in the heart of the City, is perfect for spectators and competitors alike. Surrounding the race course are the vibrant shops and restaurants of the Old Mill District.
Where is the time trial venue?
New to this years races will be the addition of a Time Trial course to help determine the proper starting spots for the following days races in most categories. The TT venue will be in the beautiful NorthWest Crossings neighborhood. The course will wind through the high desert just west of Bend in a 3 mile loop full of hills and obstacles. The course is a short 3 mile drive or ride from town and most of the hotels.
Where do I register for the event?
Registration is open! Click here to register today.
Where should I stay for Cross Nationals in Bend?
Most of the hotels in Bend are a short drive or bike ride from the competition venue. Bend has a vibrant mix of hotels, condominiums, vacation rental homes, resorts and bed & breakfasts, all of which can be seen at www.visitbend.com. Mt. Bachelor Village, The Oxford, The Pheonix Inn, Pine Ridge Inn, The Riverhouse and The Shilo Inn are all official lodging partners of this years event and have offered special rates.
Where is packet pick-up?
Onsite registration and packet pick-up is located in the heart of the Old Mill District, next door to REI and upstairs from the Helly Hansen store. It's a short walk and just across the footbridge from the competition venue. The address is 450 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 429, Bend OR 97702.
Packet Pickup and Onsite Registration Date & Times:
Tuesday, December 7 from 2:00PM to 8:00PM
Wednesday, December 8 from 7:00AM to 3:00PM
Thursday, December 9 from 7:00AM to 3:00PM
Friday, December 10 from 7:00AM to 3:00PM
Saturday, December 11 from 7:00AM to 3:00PM
Sunday, December 12, from 7:00AM to 2:00PM
It is strongly recommended that all registrants from all categories go through packet pick-up on Tuesday, December 7th.
Where can I ship my bike?
You can ship your bikes to our friends at Sunnyside Sports and they'll have it waiting for you in
tip-top shape when you arrive! Check out the details at the link below or call them at (541) 382-8018. Also, Sunnyside Sports is offering a 10% discount on parts and clothing to anyone with a Cross Nats race bib. Click here for bike shipping information. Sagebrush Cycles is also offering special shipping and assembly rates for cyclocross racers and a 10% discount on merchandise to anyone who is competing. Call them at 541.389.4224.
Who is the race director for Cross Nationals in Bend?
Brad Ross is the race director for Cross Nationals in Bend. Brad is the race director and owner of the largest cyclocross series in the country, the Cross Crusade, and was the race director for Cross Nationals when they were in Portland, Oregon.